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10th Annual CCR and DCEG Staff Scientist and Staff Clinician Retreat
April 25, 2014
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Friday, April 25th, 2014

8:00 am Registration
8:30 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Stephen J. Chanock, M.D., Director, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI, NIH

8:45 am Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Frank McCormick, Ph.D., F.R.S.
David A. Wood Distinguished Professor of Tumor Biology and Cancer Research
Director, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California, San Francisco, Associate Dean, UCSF School of Medicine
Director, RAS Cancer Genetics Initiative, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
9:15 am

Interactive Session with Guided Discussion, Featuring Keynote Speaker and:

Dr. Ruth Nussinov, Ph.D. Head, Computational Structural Biology Group, CCR, NCI
Dr. Stuart H. Yuspa, M.D., Co-Chief, Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics, CCR, NCI
Dr. David C. Heimbrook, Ph.D., CEO, Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc., Frederick National Lab
Dr. Debora K. Morrison, Ph.D., Chief, Laboratory of Cell and Developmental Signaling, CCR, NCI
Dr. Nadya Tarasova, Ph.D., Head, Synthetic Biologics and Discovery Facility, Cancer and Inflammation Program, CCR, NCI

Moderator: Dr. Rimas J. Orentas, Ph.D., Associate Scientist, Pediatric Oncology Branch, NCI/CCR

The panel will discuss current challenges focusing on:

  • Why RAS is THE target in cancer
  • What don't we understand about Ras signaling?
  • Simplifying Ras and keeping it in context
  • How we can fail and why
  • Are there are better targets in the pathway than Ras itself?
  • Is RAS truly non-druggable?
  • 11:30 am Oral Abstract Symposium: Selected from Submitted Abstracts
    12:15 pm Lunch break (on your own), informal networking
    12:45 pm Poster Session 1
    2:00 pm Poster Session 2
    3:15 pm SS/SC Communications
    Review of Professional Opportunities

    Moderator: Dr. Christophe Marchand, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, Lab. of Molecular Pharmacology, NCI/CCR
    3:30 pm Presentation of Travel Awards for posters presented at the Retreat:
    Dr. Jonathan S. Wiest, Ph.D. Director, Center for Cancer Training, NCI, NIH
    3:45 pm Closing Remarks
    Dr. Robert H. Wiltrout, Ph.D., Director, Center for Cancer Research, NCI, NIH
    4:15 pm Adjourn

    General Information

    For conference related questions please contact LaTasha Beasley


    NCI Shady Grove
    National Cancer Institute
    9609 Medical Center Drive
    Rockville, MD 20850

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