OHSU to host international symposium for cancer and stem cell research, June 5

The Macy Easom Cancer Research Foundation has partnered with world-class cancer and stem cell physician-scientists to bring together some of the best minds in the field in hopes of stimulating hepatoblastoma and other pediatric cancer research. OHSU is proud to host the Macy Easom Memorial Lectureship, which will be held in the OHSU Hospital’s eighth-floor auditorium on Tuesday, June 5th at 4 p.m.

Dr. Stefano Cairo, Ph.D., a human geneticist at XenTech in Paris, France has joined forces with our very own Charles Keller, M.D., and Markus Grompe, M.D., to help fulfill the foundation’s goals of promoting research and public awareness for hepatoblastoma.

According to Dr. Keller: “Hepatoblastoma is a neglected rare cancer in children, but this liver tumor is among the top eight causes of childhood cancer deaths. Scientists studying other pediatric and adult cancers (including hepatocellular carcinomas) are building a foundation of knowledge about potential signaling pathways that may be related to how hepatoblastoma tumors start and progress, but the amount of focused research on hepatoblastoma is limited and a clear plan to tackle this disease is lacking.”

This public event is made possible thanks in part to the OHSU School of Medicine, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Papé Family Pediatric Research Institute and the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.

For more information, contact collier@ohsu.edu.

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