26th Annual Wilmot Cancer Institute Scientific Symposium
Keynote Lecturer: Daniele de Carvalho, Ph.D.
University of Toronto
Monday, November 15, 2021
1 – 5:15 p.m.
Participate in person in the Class of '62 Auditorium or virtually
*Due to COVID, masking is required in person. Refreshments will not be provided.*
Wilmot continues its long tradition of bringing together scientists working in basic, translational, and clinical cancer research together to share exciting findings, new projects, and fantastic success stories.
The 26th Annual Wilmot Cancer Institute Scientific Symposium will feature virtual presentations from seven short talk competition winners, three Wilmot faculty members, the 2021 Davey Award winner, and a keynote presentation from Daniel de Carvalho, PhD (University of Toronto). Please see the full program below for presentation times and details.
Join the event virtually here (passcode: 710222).
Welcome and Introduction: Hucky Land, PhD
2021 Davey Award Lecture: Paula Cupertino, PhD
“One Size Does Not Fit All: How Community Impacts Your Cancer Research”
Short Talk: Azmeer Sharipol – IMV PhD student working in the Frisch Lab
“Acute Myeloid Leukemia on a Chip”
Short Talk: Joseph Murphy – IMV PhD student working in the Gerber Lab
“Exploring Neutrophil Dynamics in Pancreatic Cancer Following Combination SBRT and IL-12ms”
Plenary Talk: Calvin Cole, PhD
“Elucidating the Mechanism(s) of Skeletal Muscle Loss in a Murine Model of Pancreatic Cancer”
Wilmot Fan Favorite Presentation
Fan Favorite Short Talk: Erin Gibbons – IMV PhD student working in the Hammes Lab “Glycoprotein-NMB is Pro-Tumorigenic in Lymphangioleiomyomatosis”
Cancer Prevention and Control
Short Talk: Evelyn Arana, MS, DrPH
“Decídetexto: Proactive Versus Reactive Recruitment of Latinos into a Mobile Smoking Cessation Clinical Trial”
Short Talk: Lee Kehoe, PhD
“Trade-offs among Quality of Life, Length of Life, and Treatment-related Toxicities in older Patients with Incurable Cancer”
3:00 - 3:15 pm Break
Plenary Talk: Kah Poh Loh, B.Med.Sci, MBBCh, BAO, MS
“Leveraging Digital Health Technologies to Care for Older Adults with Myeloid Malignancies”
Genetics, Epigenetics, and Metabolism
Short Talk: Madeline Jensen – Biochemistry PhD student working in the Wagner lab
“DNA Damage Repair and Tumor Suppressor Associated Protein Inhibits the Integrator Complex”
Short Talk: Jennifer Twardowski - Biochemistry PhD student working in the Mello Lab
“Preserving Pancreatic Cellular Identity with Drug-Induced p53 Activation”
Plenary Talk: Darren Carpizo, MD, PhD
“Mechanistic Insights into Pancreatic Cancer Dormancy”
Keynote Introduction: Paula Vertino, PhD
Keynote Speaker: Daniel de Carvalho, PhD, University of Toronto
“Epigenetic Regulation of Endogenous Retroelements as an Emerging Vulnerability and Therapeutic Opportunity in Cancer”