Stanford Cancer Institute Breakthroughs in Cancer

Stanford Cancer Institute Breakthroughs in Cancer

Seminar Series
Stanford Cancer Institute’s recurring seminar series Breakthroughs in Cancer is one of the highest-profile seminar series for translational and clinical scientists in oncology.  Previously known as Frontiers in Oncology, Breakthroughs in Cancer features speakers of distinction such as recent Nobel laureate Carolyn Bertozzi, PhD.  

The 2023 series will begin on January 10 and be held in-person on the second Tuesday of each month. The series will highlight innovations in cancer research across the spectrum of basic, translational, clinical, and population science.  Speakers will be national thought leaders and dynamic presenters representing a broad range of disciplines across the spectrum of cancer science. The audience for this seminar series includes Stanford faculty, trainees, and staff as well as anyone in the community interested in cancer research.  

2023 Event Dates

  • January 10
  • February 14
  • March 14
  • April 11 
  • May 9
  • June 13
  • July 11
  • September 12
  • October 10
  • November 14

Jan January 10 Tue 2023

Inaugural speaker: Recent Nobel Laureate

Carolyn Bertozzi, PhD
Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Chemical & Systems Biology
Stanford University

Location: This hybrid event will be held both in person and online. The in-person event will be held in the Stanford Hospital Assembly Hall.

Time:  4-5 p.m., reception to follow

Feb February 14 Tue 2023

Leena Gandhi, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Center for Cancer Therapeutic Innovation
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Director, Center for Cancer Therapeutic Innovation

Location:  Munzer Auditorium, Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine, 279 Campus Drive West, Room B060, Ground Floor

Time:  4-5 p.m., reception to follow

Mar March 14 Tue 2023

Luis Diaz, MD
Head of the Division of Solid Tumor Oncology
Member of the National Cancer Advisory Board
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Location:  Munzer Auditorium, Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine, 279 Campus Drive West, Room B060, Ground Floor

Time:  4-5 p.m., Time:  4-5 p.m., reception to follow

Apr April 11 Tue 2023

Susan Domchek, MD
Director, Basser Center for BRCA
Abramson Cancer Center

Location:  Munzer Auditorium, Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine, 279 Campus Drive West, Room B060, Ground Floor

Time:  4-5 p.m., followed by a reception

May May 09 Tue 2023

David Hong, MD
Deputy Chair of the Dept of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics
Associate Vice President of Clinical Research
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Location:  Munzer Auditorium, Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine, 279 Campus Drive West, Room B060, Ground Floor

Time:  4-5 p.m., reception to follow

Jun June 13 Tue 2023

Jennifer Wargo, MD, MMSc
Professor, Dept. of Genomic Medicine and Professor, Dept. of Surgical Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Location:  Munzer Auditorium, Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine, 279 Campus Drive West, Room B060, Ground Floor

Time:  4-5 p.m., reception to follow

Jul July 11 Tue 2023

Charles Sawyers, MD
Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Location:  Munzer Auditorium, Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine, 279 Campus Drive West, Room B060, Ground Floor

Time:  4-5 p.m., reception to follow

Sep September 12 Tue 2023

Ursula Matulonis, MD
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Location:  Munzer Auditorium, Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine, 279 Campus Drive West, Room B060, Ground Floor

Time:  4-5 p.m., reception to follow

Nov November 14 Tue 2023

Catherine Wu, MD
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapies
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Location:  Munzer Auditorium, Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine, 279 Campus Drive West, Room B060, Ground Floor

Time:  4-5 p.m., reception to follow

Directions to Assembly Hall

  • Stanford Hospital, 500 Pasteur Drive
  • From the main hospital lobby (next to the Buckyball sculpture), proceed straight and turn left toward the public elevators
  • Take elevator to the 3rd floor Roof Garden
  • Exit the elevator and proceed toward glass doors, passing Zoom Cafe on the left
  • Exit doors to outdoor Roof Garden
  • Proceed straight and enter Assembly Hall on the right-hand side
  • Please call Stanford Health Care Guest Services at 650-497-6401 for assistance with parking or finding Assembly Hall.
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