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CCCR-ALSF Research Symposium 2014

The second Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Childhood Cancer Research (CCCR) Scientific Symposium will be held on Thursday October 23, 2014.

We believe that this event represents not only the strong partnership between the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, but also that this will be a productive and outstanding day. The symposium will focus on cutting-edge research impacting the field of cancer in general, with particular relevance to the pediatric cancer problem. We look forward to hearing about not only the latest discoveries in oncology research, but we also hope to address the challenges and opportunities that the pediatric oncology community faces in the area of translational oncology. The schedule can be found below.

Time Event
7:30am-8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30am-5:00pm Scientific Program
8:30am-9:00am Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00am-9:45am David Malkin, MD, The Hospital for Sick Children  “Li-Fraumeni Syndrome: Beyond TP53”
9:45am-10:30am John M. Maris, MD, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia  “Recent insights into neuroblastoma initiation, progression and therapy"
10:45am-11:30am Nada Jabado, MD, PhD, Montreal Children’s Hospital  “Epigenetic addiction of the developing brain: a story of pediatric high-grade brain tumors”
11:30am-12:15pm Margaret Foti, PhD, MD, (h.c.), AACR  “The New Era of Cancer Research:  Translating Discoveries into Cures”
12:15pm-1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm-2:00pm George Daley, MD, PhD, Dana Farber Cancer Institute  "Lin28 in Kidney Development and Wilm’s Tumor”
2:00pm-2:45pm William Weiss, MD, PhD, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center  “MYCN and neuroblastoma”
3:00pm-3:45pm Celeste Simon, PhD, University of Pennsylvania  "Hypoxia, HIFs, and Sarcoma Progression"
3:45pm-4:30pm James Downing, MD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital  “The Molecular Pathology of Pediatric Cancer: Lessons Learned from the Pediatric Cancer Genome Project”
4:30pm-5:00pm Closing Remarks and Presentation of the Beverly J. Lange CCCR Service Award to Marybeth Helfrich, MT, ASCP
5:30pm-6:30pm Reception


For questions and additional information, please contact Jennifer Rosa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 267-426-0948

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Program Organizing Committee:
Kristina Cole MD, PhD
David Teachey MD
John Maris MD
Jennifer Rosa
Julie Hsieh