University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

2nd Triannual 2019 Symposium Highlighting Cancer Research at Parnassus

May 29, 2019, 8:45 am – 4:15 pm

513 Parnassus Avenue
Cole Hall Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94143


[Register to Attend | Poster Session Details]

8:35 am

Registration & Poster set-up (coffee & tea)

8:45 am

Doors open

8:55 am


Jay Debnath MD (UCSF – Professor in Pathology)

9:00 am

Keynote 1 - Inflammation and Cancer: New Targets for Therapy in Cancer

Lisa Coussens PhD (OHSU – Professor in Cancer Biology)

10:00 am

Poster viewing (coffee & tea)

Session 1
10:30 am

Autophagy and metastatic colonization 

Jay Debnath MD (UCSF - Professor in Pathology)

10:55 am

Mechanisms of resistance to immune checkpoint inhibition

Lawrence Fong, MD (UCSF - Professor in Medicine)

11:20 am

Stromal states that control cancer progression

Thea Tlsty PhD (UCSF – Professor in Pathology)

11:45 am

Lunch & Poster Session

Session 2
1:20 pm

Hypermutated cancers: how we can model and what we can learn

Rohit Bose MD PhD (UCSF – Assistant Professor in Anatomy, Medicine, & Urology)

1:45 pm

Overcoming transcriptional addiction in sarcoma

Ross Okimoto MD (UCSF – Assistant Professor in Medicine)

2:10 pm

Organoids and therapy in colorectal cancer patients 

Jeroen Roose PhD (UCSF –Professor in Anatomy)

2:35 pm

Poster viewing (coffee & tea)

3:00 pm

Keynote 2: Metastatic breast cancer: new models and treatment strategies

Alana Welm PhD (Huntsman Cancer Inst., Assoc Prof in Oncological Sciences)

4:00 pm

Closing Remarks and Poster Awards

Jay Debnath MD & Rohit Bose MD PhD (Faculty organizers)


Register to attend:


This event is a great opportunity to highlight your cancer-related project in a collegial and relaxed environment!

  • To participate, please register for the event and indicate that you are interested in presenting.
  • Posters may vary in size but should fit on an easel with a 4'x4' backing.
  • The top 3 posters will receive awards, to be announced during the closing remarks at 4pm. Posters will be judged by symposium attendees.


This event is co-sponsored by the Cancer Immunity Program of the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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