Dr. Rachna Shroff among Presenters in Spring 2019 CBIO Seminar Series

Teaser image of speakers in the Spring 2019 Cancer Biology (CBIO) Seminar Series at University of ArizonaUniversity of Arizona Department of Medicine faculty member Rachna Shroff, MD, is among faculty presenting at the Spring Series of the Cancer Biology (CBIO) Seminars, which features just over a dozen speakers in talks that began Jan. 14 and finish April 29.

Rachna Shroff, MDDr. Shroff is chief of the Section of GI Medical Oncology at the UA Cancer Center, and associate professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, UA Department of Medicine, UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

The theme of her presentation is, “Cholangiocarcinoma: Does One Size Fit All?”

Others in the series include speakers from Roche Tissue Diagnostics, University of North Carolina, University of Virginia, University of Massachusetts, Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Click here (or read on) for the CBIO Seminars full calendar:  cancer-biology-seminar-series_spring-2019_final.pdf

Cancer Biology (CBIO) Seminar Series (CBIO596h)

University of Arizona Cancer Center, Kiewit Auditorium, Room 2951 (unless marked in bold underline below); videostreaming via: http://streaming.biocom.arizona.edu/ (go to date of event)

Cancer Biology GIDP logoMonday, 9-10 a.m., Refreshments
Spring Course Coordinator: Jean Wilson, PhD
Fall Course Coordinator: Sam Campos, PhD

  • January 14: COM 5403Nelson Alexander, PhD, Senior Manager, Research and Early Development, Roche Tissue Diagnostics. “Yes, we put tumors in blenders”
  • January 21: MLK Holiday – NO SEMINAR
  • January 28: Blossom Damania, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vice Dean for Research, School of Medicine, Co-Director, Programs in Virology & Global Oncology, Lineberger Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Hosts: Sam Campos, PhD, and Felicia Goodrum, PhD) “Modulation of oncogenic signaling pathways by KSHV”see the video here
  • February 4: David Kashatus, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Virginia School of Medicine (Host: Nam Lee, PhD) “Powerhouse Divided: Mitochondrial Fragmentation and Metabolic Reprogramming in Pancreatic Cancer”see the video here
  • February 11: Beth McCormick, PhD, Professor, Microbiology and Physiological Systems, University of Massachusetts.  (Host: Jean Wilson, PhD). “The ABCs of Salmonella pathogenesis: Development of new therapeutic strategies for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease and cancer” — see the video here
  • February 18: Todd Vanderah, PhD, Professor, UA Department of Pharmacology 
  • February 25: Charles Keller, MD, Scientific Director, Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute (Hosts: Justina McEvoy, PhD, and CBIO student, Holly Welfley). "Silencing chimeric oncogenic transcription factors:  mechanistic studies that led to a clinical trial for rhabdomyosarcoma” — see the video here
  • March 11: Rachna Shroff, MD, Chief, Section of GI Medical Oncology, UA Associate Professor of Medicine. “Cholangiocarcinoma: Does One Size Fit All?” — see the video here
  • March 18: Nathan Ellis, PhD, Associate Professor, UA Cellular and Molecular Medicine “Sticking Together and Falling Apart During Replication Stress”      
  • March 25: Pamela Kreeger, PhD, Associate Professor, Vilas Associate, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dept. of Cell and Regenerative Biology, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (Hosts: Curtis Thorne, PhD, and CBIO student, Carly Cabel) “Ovarian Cancer Metastasis-Targeting the Microenvironment” see the video here
  • April 1:  AACR 3/29-4/3 – NO SEMINAR
  • April 8: Keith Maggert, PhD, Associate Professor, UA Cellular and Molecular Medicine | “A New View of Epigenetic Instability”
  • April 15: COM 5403Nora Navone, MD, University of Texas MD Anderson (Host: Cindy Miranti, PhD) – CANCELLED
  • April 22: Greg Rogers, PhD, Associate Professor, UA Cellular and Molecular Medicine | “Centrosome Loss in Human Prostate Epithelial Cells Promotes Chromosomal Instability and Tumorigenesis”
  • April 29 : Gus Mouneimne, PhD, Assistant Professor, UA Cellular and Molecular Medicine | “TBA”

Questions? Contact: Andrew Pritchard – (520) 626-7479 or ahpritchard@email.arizona.edu

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Release Date: 
02/01/2019 - 4:00pm