2008 Stem Cell Retreat

Chasing the Cancer Stem Cell

Tuesday, November 4, 2008
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SLU Administration Building
815 Mercer Street


Schedule of Talks:

All Talks take place in the Orin Smith Auditorium

10:00 – 11:00

Keynote Address (and moderator throughout program)
Irv Weissman, MD, Stanford University


11:00 – 12:45      Session 1

Stem cells, cancer, cancer stem cells
Tony Blau, MD, UW Hematology

Early progenitors and molecular evolution in AML
Sohiel Meshinchi, MD, PhD, FHCRC

In search of the medulloblastoma stem cell(s)
Beth Villavicencio, MD, PhD, FHCRC

Poster talk


1:15 – 3:00      Session 2

Chasing the prostate cancer stem cell
Norm Greenberg, PhD, FHCRC

Targeting prostate cancer stem cells via insulin like growth factor receptor 1
Steven Plymate, MD, UW Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine

Pancreas cancer stem cells
Sunil Hingorani, MD, PhD, FHCRC

Poster talk


3:10 – 4:55     Session 3

Defining the antigenic repertoire of cancer stem cells
Edus H. Warren, MD, PhD, UW Medical Oncology

Ovarian cancer stem cells in the context of EMT
Robert Strauss, PhD Candidate, UW Medical Genetics

Targeting colon cancer stem cells
Edward Lin, MD, FHCRC

Poster talk


4:55 – 5:00

Meeting wrap up and closing comments
Irv Weissman