ECLC Webinar Series
The Early Career Leadership Council (ECLC) of the Metastasis Research Society organizes webinars on metastasis-related and career development topics.
August 3rd 2021
Chemotherapy-Induced Metastasis: Mechanistic Underpinnings – Translational Opportunities
LINK TO WEBINAR RECORDING: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE8nKieTVM4
Speaker: George S. Karagiannis, DVM, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
October 9th 2020
Organ-specific approaches to understand metastasis
LINK TO WEBINAR RECORDING: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qKWf8BRU1Y
Speaker: Dr. Manuel Valiente leads the Brain Metastasis Group at the CNIO. His research interests focus on discovering critical aspects of the biology of brain metastasis that can be directed toward the development of new therapeutic opportunities.
In this webinar, Dr. Manuel Valiente discussed organ-specific metastasis.
June 5th 2020
Stem cell plasticity drives tumor growth and metastasis
LINK TO WEBINAR RECORDING: https://youtu.be/_Dl67KohvG4
Speaker: Dr. Jacco van Rheenen is a Professor of Intravital Microscopy at the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam. Dr. van Rheenen’ s work focuses on understanding the mechanisms of tumor metastasis.
In this webinar, Dr. Jacco van Rheenen discussed how stem cell plasticity drives tumor growth and metastasis.
September 18th 2019
Game-Changing Tips for Scientific Career Success
LINK TO WEBINAR RECORDING: https://youtu.be/P-hIQqTaGZM
Speaker: Dr. Jose Javier Bravo-Cordero is an assistant professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, the Tisch Cancer Institute and the Microscopy CORE at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Bravo-Cordero’s work focuses on multiple aspects of cancer Biology , development, regeneration, and stem cells.
In this webinar, Dr. Bravo-Cordero discussed how to explore an independent academic position.
February 15th 2019
The Contributions of Cancer Cell Metabolism to Metastasis
LINK TO WEBINAR RECORDING: https://youtu.be/km9oc0QpLlo
Speaker: Dr. Salvador Aznar Benitah is a Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) Research Professor at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and the head of the Stem Cells and Cancer laboratory. Dr. Aznar Benitah’s work focuses on multiple aspects of stem cell biology during homeostasis, cancer, and aging. Recently, Dr. Beitah’s group identified CD36, a cell surface protein involved in fatty acid uptake, as an important marker of metastasis-initiating cells (Nature, 2017).
In this webinar, Dr. Benitah discussed the role of cancer cell metabolism in metastasis.
Panel Discussion from the Perspective of the Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient
LINK TO WEBINAR 1 RECORDING: https://youtu.be/3UkDUITVKZ8
Webinar Description: Several stage IV metastatic breast cancer patients discuss 1) what it is like to be diagnosed with and live with stage IV metastatic cancer, 2) how the metastatic cancer community currently interacts with researchers and clinicians to promote the incorporation of patient-desired outcomes into research studies/trials, 3) current barriers inhibiting patient-centered metastasis research, and 4) what they each feel are important translational research and comparative effectiveness research priority topics for metastatic breast cancer research.
Patient Speakers: Kelly Shanahan, MD (METAvivor and METUP.org), Leslie Falduto (METAvivor), Marina Park (METAvivor), and Patricia Wu, PhD (METAvivor)
Panel Discussion From the Perspective of the Translational Metastatic Breast Cancer Researcher
LINK TO WEBINAR 2 RECORDING: https://youtu.be/dHJ8baIVTcs
Webinar Description: A panel of translational metastatic breast cancer researchers discusses: 1) their perspective – a day in the life of an MBC researcher, 2) how they as researchers currently interact with patients and clinicians to incorporate patient-desired outcomes into research studies/trials, 3) current barriers for engaging with patients and clinicians in metastatic breast cancer research, and 4) translational research topics that are a priority for metastatic breast cancer
Speakers: Dr. Alana Welm (Huntsman Cancer Institute), Dr. Julio Aguirre-Ghiso (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) , and Dr. Mateusz Opyrchal (Roswell Park Cancer Institute).
Panel Discussion From the Perspective of Oncologists That Treat Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients
LINK TO WEBINAR 3 RECORDING: https://youtu.be/kF38NycG_JY
Webinar Description: Oncologists who treat stage IV metastatic breast cancer patients discuss 1) their roles in the diagnosis and treatment of stage IV metastatic disease, 2) how they currently interact with patients and translational researchers, 3) their biggest challenges or barriers to including patient-desired outcomes in clinical trial design and treatment plans (focus on the clinician/patient interaction), and 4) what they each feel are the most important research priorities for the stage IV metastatic breast cancer.
Speakers: Dr. Anita Aggarwal (Medical oncologist that treats male and female MBC patients, Washington DC, VA Medical Center), Dr. Amber Orman (Radiation Oncologist, Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida), Dr. J. Thaddeus Beck (Medical Oncologist, Highlands Oncology Group, Arkansas), and Dr. John Shook (surgical oncologist, St. Luke’s, Kansas City, MO).
“Academia Vs. Industry – Finding the Right Career Path”
Dr Vladimir Kirkin, Team Leader, Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London, UK
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Derek Richard, PhD. Queensland Universtiy of Technology, Australia
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“Metastasis Research: Challenges and Needs – A Scientist & Survivor Perspective”
Patricia Steeg, PhD from the National Cancer Institute, USA
Dian Cornelisseun-James (CJ) from METAvivor, USA
The recorded video for this webinar is not available.
The slides presented by CJ of METAvivor are available
Janine Erler, PhD. Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen