Metastatic Colorectal Cancer:

Early Detection and Prediction of Recurrence 

A State of the Science Symposium

Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: Early Detection and Prediction of Recurrence A State of the Science Symposium

Continuing Medical Education

Friday, June 17, 2016
Noon–5 p.m.

Riverplace Hotel
Portland, Ore.

This half-day symposium features internationally recognized speakers from NCI-Designated Cancer Centers around the country. It is designed for clinicians, scientists, and clinical investigators engaged in the science and treatment of patients with colorectal cancer. Attendees will learn the latest advances in regional and systemic therapy for patients with metastatic cancer, with unique insights into the liver tumor microenvironment, in order to prevent, identify and treat local and distant recurrence of disease.

Cost is $25 for all medical professionals. For more information, please call 503 494-0433 or email

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Guest Speakers:  
Andrea Cercek M.D.Andrea Cercek M.D.
Assistant professor, Solid Tumor Division, gastrointestinal oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y

Michael Clarke, M.D., Ph.D.Michael Clarke, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine; Karel H. and Avice N.Beekhuis Endowed Professorship in Cancer Biology; associate director, Stanford Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine; Clarke Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

OHSU Faculty



11:30 a.m. Registration and seating

Noon Lunch and introduction
Kevin Billingsley, M.D.

12:30 p.m. Hepatic arterial infusion (HAI) for high-risk patients; future directions for patients with colorectal liver metastases (CRLM)
Andrea Cercek, M .D.

1:15 p.m. The tumor immune microenvironment – forefront of cancer therapy
Lisa Coussens, PH.D.

2 P.M. Break

2:30 p.m.CDX2, high-risk patients and directing adjuvant therapy
Michael Clarke, M.D.

3:15 p.m.Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and novel applications of detection for early recurrence
Melissa Wong, PH.D.

4 p.m.Current and future trials in HAI at OHSU: Essential scientific and clinical collaborations
Skye Mayo, M.D., M.P.H.

4:45 p.m.Conclusion and Evaluation
Kevin Billingsley, M.D.

5 p.m. Adjourn


Credit Statement


The Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


OHSU School of Medicine, Division of CME, designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration and contact


Registration is $25.00 and includes lunch. Early registration is encouraged as enrollment will be limited. No refunds can be issued after June 14, 2016. Register online here. For more information, please call 503 494-0433 or email

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