Lubin Family Foundation Scholar Award Annual Symposium

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Symposium Details

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 | 12:30-6:00 p.m.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Yawkey Center for Cancer Care, Conference Center, 3rd Floor, Room 306
450 Brookline Avenue, Boston

The Lubin Family Foundation Scholar Award provides unmatched mentorship opportunities and financial support to the most promising physician-scientists as they launch their careers in academic cancer research. Join us at this special inaugural event to hear about advancements in cancer care and research led by Lubin Scholars and Mentors as well as a keynote address by Nobel Laureate Harold Varmus, MD.

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Schedule of Events

Arrival and Networking
12:30 p.m. 

Welcome
1:00 p.m. 

William G. Kaelin Jr., MD, Lubin Family Foundation Scholar Award Scientific Director; co-recipient of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine   

Richard K. Lubin, Richard K. Lubin Family Foundation Chairman

2022 Lubin Scholar Presentations
1:10 p.m. 

Immune evasion in diffuse large B cell lymphoma: defining the role and regulation of HLA-E
Cynthia Hahn, MD, PhD
Introduced by Lubin Mentor Catherine J. Wu, MD

Pinpointing the genomic sources and mechanisms of endogenous retrovirus expression in cancer
Justin Becker, MD, PhD
Introduced by Lubin Mentor Bradley Bernstein, MD, PhD

A common pathway of hormone receptor degradation: UBR5
Jonathan Tsai, MD, PhD
Introduced by Lubin Mentor Benjamin L. Ebert, MD, PhD

New treatments and models for IDH-mutant glioma
Diana Shi, MD
Introduced by Lubin Mentor Daphne Haas-Kogan, MD

Break
2:30 p.m. 

2023 Lubin Scholar Presentations
2:55 p.m. 

Overcoming resistance to TROP2 ADC and enhancing CAR-T infiltration in NSCLC through TREX1 inhibition
Elliott Brea, MD, PhD
Introduced by Lubin Mentor Eric Smith, MD, PhD

Defining coordinated immune cell networks and the graft versus leukemia effect in the bone marrow microenvironment
Alexandria Maurer, MD, PhD
Introduced by Lubin Mentor Catherine J. Wu, MD

Induced proximity approaches for novel cancer therapeutics
William Gibson, MD, PhD
Introduced by Lubin Family Foundation Scholar Award Scientific Director William G. Kaelin Jr., MD

Break
3:55 p.m. 

Keynote Address and Audience Q&A
4:20 p.m. 

Lubin Family Foundation Scholar Award video

4:30 p.m. 

Introduction of keynote speaker: William G. Kaelin Jr., MD

4:35 p.m. 

Harold Varmus, MD, Lewis Thomas University Professor, Meyer Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medicine; co-recipient of the 1989 Nobel Prize in Medicine for studies of the genetic basis of cancer

5:20 p.m. 

Audience Q&A: Facilitated by William G. Kaelin Jr., MD

Closing Remarks
5:30 p.m. 

Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, President & CEO, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Richard and Susan Smith Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Networking Reception
5:35 p.m. 

Symposium Concludes
6:00 p.m. 

Please continue to check the schedule of events for any potential program changes leading up to the event.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable attendees to engage fully. This program is mobility accessible. Please contact us at lffscholaraward@dfci.harvard.edu or 617-632-3439 with any questions or to request additional accommodations.