The Science of Childhood Cancer

A 15-week virtual lecture series

 
 

The Science of Childhood Cancer is an interactive, weekly lecture series designed to engage the scientific community on key questions in pediatric cancer research. Invited speakers are leading experts across the spectrum of basic, translational, clinical and population science. Hosted by the St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center, this 15-week series will focus on four themes: Immunotherapy, Chromatin and Transcription in Pediatric Cancer, Novel Approaches to Targeted Molecular Therapies in Pediatric Cancer, and Pediatric Cancer Survivorship.

Seminars will occur each Thursday from 12 pm – 1 pm CT / 5 pm - 6 pm GMT. Available recordings will be posted in the week following the live event.

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Registration

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Hosts

  • Charles W. M. Roberts, MD, PhD

    Charles W. M. Roberts, MD, PhD

    Roberts

    Member, St. Jude Faculty

    • Executive Vice President
    • Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Director, Molecular Oncology Division
  • Charles G. Mullighan, MBBS (Hons), MSc, MD

    Charles G. Mullighan, MBBS (Hons), MSc, MD

    Mullighan

    Member, St. Jude Faculty

    • Deputy Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Co-Leader, Hematological Malignancies Program
    • Medical Director, St. Jude Biorepository
 

Weekly Series Topics and Speakers

 
 
 

August 13

 

CAR T Cells: On the Road to Synthetic Immunity

Michel Sadelain, MD, PhD

Director, Center for Cell Engineering
Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair
Member, Immunology Program
Member, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
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Immunotherapy label
 
 

August 20

 

Chromatin Remodeler Mutations in Cancer: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Vulnerabilities

Charles Roberts, MD, PhD

Executive Vice President
Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
Director, Molecular Oncology Division
Faculty Member, Department of Oncology
St. Jude Children's Hospital
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Chromatin and Transcription label
 
 

August 27

 

Terry J. Fry, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Departments of Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation
University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
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Immunotherapy label
 
 

September 3

 

Phase Separation in Gene Transcription; From the Nucleolus to Aberrant Transcription in Leukemia

Richard Kriwacki, PhD

Co-Leader, Cancer Biology Program
Faculty Member, Department of Structural Biology
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Chromatin and Transcription label
 
 

September 10

 

Late Effects Among Survivors of Blood or Marrow Transplantation

Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH

Director, Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship
Gay and Bew White Endowed Chair in Pediatric Oncology
Professor and Vice Chair, Dept. of Pediatrics
School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Survivorship label
 
 

September 17

 

Christine Brown, PhD

Deputy Director, T Cell Therapeutics Research Laboratory
Heritage Provider Network Professor in Immunotherapy
Associate Research Professor, Departments of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation and Immuno-Oncology
City of Hope
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Immunotherapy label
 
 

September 24

 

Cognitive Outcomes of Childhood Cancer: Neurophysiology, Biomarkers and Interventions

Kevin R. Krull, PhD

Endowed Chair, Cancer Survivorship
Faculty Member, Departments of Epidemiology and Cancer Control, and Psychology
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Survivorship label
 
 

October 1

 

Probing the Pediatric Leukemia Microenvironment: Cancer-Immune Cell Interactions in the Bone Marrow

Iannis Aifantis, PhD

Professor and Chair
Department of Pathology and Perlmutter Cancer Center
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
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Chromatin and Transcription label
 
 

October 8

 

Paul A. Northcott, PhD

Associate Faculty Member, Department of Developmental Neurobiology
Division of Brain Tumor Research
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Chromatin and Transcription label
 
 

October 15

 

Crystal Mackall, MD

Ernest and Amelia Gallo Family Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
Founding Director, Stanford Center for Cancer Cell Therapy
Director, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Stanford
Associate Director, Stanford Cancer Institute
Leader, Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Program
Director, Cancer Immunotherapy Program
Department of Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
Department of Medicine - Blood & Marrow Transplantation
Stanford University
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Immunotherapy label
 
 

October 22

 

Partitioning of Cancer Therapeutics in Nuclear Condensates

Richard A. Young, PhD

Professor, Department of Biology
Member, Whitehead Institute
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Drug Partitioning in Nuclear Condensates

Isaac A. Klein, MD, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Whitehead Institute
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Targeted Molecular Therapies label
 
 

October 29

 

Title TBD

 
 
 

November 5

 

Paul G. Thomas, PhD

Faculty Member, Department of Immunology
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Immunotherapy label
 
 

November 12

 

Michelle Monje, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Member, Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
Member, Maternal & Child Health Research Institute
Member, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
Stanford University
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Targeted Molecular Therapies label
 
 

November 19

 

Emerging Late Effects of Targeted Molecular Therapies

Eric Chow, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Clinical Research Division
Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences Division
Director, Prevention Center Shared Resource
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Medical Director, Cancer Survivorship Program
Seattle Children's Hospital
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
University of Washington
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