OHSU Knight Cancer Community Symposium

A graphic with overlaying text that reads "Continuing Medical Education," "8th Annual OHSU Knight Cancer Community Symposium," "Friday, April 26, 2024," "7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.," "Knight Cancer Research Building, 1st Floor Auditorium," and "Webex."

About the symposium

Learn about recent advances in cancer care, research, and programs at OHSU and across Oregon in an engaging and interactive environment at this annual symposium. Join us in person at the Knight Cancer Research Building in Portland or via Webex.

Who should attend

This hybrid event is designed for clinical cancer care teams, clinical researchers, and staff associated with the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and those communities. This includes but is not limited to medical oncologists, hematologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, advanced practice providers, researchers, administrators, clinical leaders, and staff.

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Join us

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April 26, 2024
7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Knight Cancer Research Building (and Webex)
2720 S. Moody Ave.
Portland, OR 97201

Agenda, speakers and disclosures

View a PDF of the agenda  | View a PDF of the speaker bios


7:30 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

8:00 a.m.
Welcome introduction and housekeeping
Jackie Shannon, Ph.D.

8:15 a.m.
Early developments and future directions for multi-cancer early detection using blood-based genomic tests
Nima Nabavizadeh, M.D.

9:00 a.m.
Dental collaboration with head and neck cancer surgeons
Dan Petrisor, D.M.D., FACS, FICD | Hui Wu, Ph.D.

9:45 a.m.

10:00 a.m.
Short presentations on adrenal cancer and cancer survivorship
James Lim, M.D., FACS | Lissi Hansen, Ph.D., RN

10:45 a.m.
Updates on oncolytic virus therapies
Richard Maziarz, M.D.

11:30 a.m.

12:00 p.m.
Breakout A | Community Partnership Program
Verónica Vasquez and Camerina Galván, Innovare Communications Group (ICG)
Tamra Hickok, Self Enhancement Inc. (SEI)

Breakout B | Precision in Prostate Cancer: PSMA Imaging and Genetic Testing
Alexandra Sokolova, M.D.

1:00 p.m.

1:15 p.m.
CoC Standard Updates and Barriers to Implementation. Working together: A panel discussion moderated by Liana Tsikitis M.D., M.B.A., M.C.R., FACS, FASCRS. Panelists:

  • Sara Matar, M.D., Asante
  • Allan Cheng, M.D., DDS, Legacy
  • Melissa Moffit, M.D., Legacy
  • Ryan Kopp, M.D., Portland VA
  • Jen Jane Liu, M.D., OHSU

2:15 p.m.
Updates in radiation therapy for pancreatic cancer
Aaron Grossberg, M.D., Ph.D. | Flavio Rocha, M.D., FACS, FSSO

3:00 p.m.
Wrap Up and Thank You
Flavio Rocha, M.D., FACS, FSSO

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

Credit: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The 2024 Knight Cancer Community Symposium will take place at the Knight Cancer Research Building and also be available via Webex. Please register for the event to receive Webex information. 


Knight Cancer Research Building
2720 S. Moody Ave.
Portland, OR 97201

South Waterfront map and directions

Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/RiverPlace
2115 S. River Pkwy.
Portland, OR 97201

Hyatt House Portland/Downtown
2080 S. River Drive
Portland, OR 97201

External registrants will receive a code to receive complimentary parking in the Schnitzer Parking Lot next to the Knight Cancer Research Building.

For questions about this event, please email our team atkccsymposium@ohsu.edu 

Event archive

Click the links below to view presentations from the 2023 Knight Cancer Network Symposium in PDF format:

Welcome & Knight Cancer Institute Highlights and Vision - A snapshot of the Knight Cancer Institute
Jackie Shannon, Ph.D.
Flavio Rocha, M.D., FACS, FSSO

Peritoneal Surface Malignancy - Relaunching OHSU's HIPEC Program
Divya Sood, M.D.

Enhancing Multi-disciplinary Care of Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer Patients
Jen-Jane Liu, M.D.

Ovarian Cancer in the Era of Precision Medicine: Update 2023
Tanja Pejovic, M.D., Ph.D.

HCT & CAR T Cell Therapy The Rise of Interventional Cellular Immunology
Richard Maziarz, M.D.

Clinical Trials in the Community: The Power of Partnerships
Tiffani Howard, Ph.D.

Community Partnership Program Funded Projects: Building a Community System of Care for Breast Cancer Patients Across Oregon
Pink Lemonade Project Community Resources Sheet
Susan Stearns, M.B.A., M.A.

Community Partnership Program Funded Projects: Asian Diet and Cancer
Holden Leung, M.S.W.
Gemma Kim, M.S.W., LCSW, RN

ctDNA, Ready for Clinical Practice
Adel Kardosh, M.D., Ph.D.

SBRT for Prostate Cancer
Casey Williamson, M.D., M.A.S.