Highlights from KCC American Cancer Society Research Symposium

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May

From left to right: Marja Nevalainen, MD, PhD – Department of Cancer Biology, co- Director of ACS Institutional Research Grant at KCC, Hushan Yang, PhD - Department of Medical Oncology, Pilot Project Recipient, Richard Pestell, M.B.B.S., M.D., Ph.D., M.D. (Hon. Causa), F.R.A.C.P., F.A.C.P. – Department of Cancer Biology, Director of ACS Institutional Research Grant at KCC, Larry Slagle – ACS, Distinguished Gifts Officer, Amy Leader, DrPh, MPH - Department of Medical Oncology, Pilot Project Recipient

The Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson hosted the 3rd Annual American Cancer Society Research Symposium: Celebrating the ACS Institutional Research Grant at KCC on May 6, 2011.

Dr. Nevalainen welcomed members of the KCC and TJU community and the American Cancer Society.

Richard Pestell, MD, PhD gave the Keynote Address, “Cancer Invasion and Metastasis and a New Role for Junk DNA”.

Following this, the IRG Pilot Project recipients for 2010 presented the results of their research: Amy Leader, DrPh, MPH, of the Department of Medical Oncology, discussed “Factors Influencing Decision Making About Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Among African American Adolescent Males And Their Caregivers”; while Hushan Yang, PhD, also of the Department of Medical Oncology, presented “Genetic Variations in Inflammation-Related Genes And The Risk Of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in HBV Patients”.

Larry Slagle represented the American Cancer Society.