University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

2nd Quarterly Symposium Highlighting Parnassus Cancer Research in the HDFCCC

May 21, 2018, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

513 Parnassus Avenue
Cole Hall
San Francisco, CA 94143


Cancer Immunology and Tobacco Control

8:35 am

Registration (coffee & tea)

8:45 am

Doors open

8:55 am


Lewis Lanier, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, UCSF

Session 1: Cancer Immunology (Chair: Zena Werb, PhD)

9:00 - 10:00 am

From The Clinic to the Lab: Investigating Response and Resistance Mechanisms to Immune Checkpoint Therapy

Padmanee Sharma, MD, PhD, Professor in Genitourinary Medical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

10:00 - 10:30 am

Targeting TGF Beta Signaling for Cancer Immunotherapy

Rosemary Akhurst, PhD, Professor in Anatomy, UCSF

10:30 -11:00 am

Break (coffee & tea)

Session 2: Tobacco Control (Chair: Stanton Glantz, PhD)

11:00 - 11:15 am

San Francisco Prop E: Back to the Future

Stanton Glantz, PhD, Truth Initiative Distinguished Professor of Tobacco Control, UCSF

11:15 - 11:45 am

What's Menthol Got to Do With it? Everything!

Phillip Gardiner, DrPH, Policy and Regulatory Sciences Program Officer, Tobacco Related Disease Research Program,

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Ban on Menthol and Other Flavored Tobacco Products: An Update

Valerie Yerger, MA, ND, Associate Professor in Health Policy, UCSF

12:15 - 1:45 pm

Lunch & Poster Session with refreshments

Session 3: Interaction of Environment and Cancer (Chair: Stanton Glantz, PhD)

1:45 - 2:45 pm

Tobacco Product Flavoring Additives Alter Vascular Endothelial Phenotype

Jessica Fetterman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University

2:45 - 3:15 pm

Profiling TILs in Human Metastatic Melanoma

Michael Rosenblum, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Dermatology, UCSF

3:15 - 3:45 pm

Stepping into the Arena: Communicating health science in the public sphere

Adam Flynn, Strategist, Duncan Channon; Anne Elisco-Lemme, Executive Creative Director, Duncan Channon; and Julie Lautsch, Tobacco Control Program, CA Department of Public Health

3:45 - 4:00 pm

Closing remarks and poster prizes

Stanton Glantz, PhD & Jeroen Roose, PhD

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Faculty Organizers: Lewis Lanier, Larry Fong, and Joseph Guydish

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