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Presented by:

The Usha Mahajani Foundation
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Sanford Burnham Prebys
    Medical Discovery Institute
Moores Cancer Center at
    UC San Diego Health


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30th Annual

Usha Mahajani Symposium on
Molecular Medicine

Friday, September 7, 2018

PROGRAM / SCHEDULE


8:00am   Registration Opens

8:50-9:00
Opening Remarks
Gerry Boss, MD

AM SESSION
Tony Hunter, PhD
Moderator

9:00-9:40
SHIRLEY KOLKEY MEMORIAL LECTURE
Introduction:     Geoffrey M. Wahl, PhD

Tumors: Wounds that Do Not Heal – Redux
Harold F. Dvorak, MD

9:40-9:50    Discussion


9:50-10:20
Functional Interrogation of Stem Cell Lineage Infidelity in Wound Repair and Cancer
Yejing Ge, PhD

10:20-10:30    Discussion


10:30-10:50    Break


10:50-11:20
Stem Cell Fate Choice as a Bulwark Against Tumorigenesis
Slobodan Beronja, PhD

11:20-11:30    Discussion


11:30-12:00
Rhabdomyosarcoma Development in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Insights in the Cell of Origin and the Synergistic Role of a Chronic Regenerative Tissue in Promoting Cancer
Alessandra Sacco, PhD

12:00-12:10    Discussion


12:10-1:30    Lunch Break

PM SESSION
Ezra Cohen, MD, FRCPSC, FASCO
Moderator


1:30-2:00
Breast Adipose Inflammation: a Silent Killer
Andrew Dannenberg, MD

2:00-2:10    Discussion


2:10-2:40
Lipid Metabolism and Chronic Inflammation in the Tumor Microenvironment – New Therapeutic Opportunities
Augusto Ochoa, MD

2:40-2:50    Discussion


2:50-3:10    Break


3:10-3:40
Metabolic and Immune Control of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: From Basic Biology to Cancer Treatment
Michael Karin, PhD

3:40-3:50    Discussion


3:50-4:20
Cancer: The Wounds that Never Heal
Tyler Curiel, MD, MPH

4:20-4:30    Discussion

4:30              Closing Remarks