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KU Cancer Center highlights from AACR Annual Meeting

The meeting featured a variety of sessions including a Clinical Plenary session, led by Weijing Sun, MD, director of Medical Oncology.

June 29, 2020

The AACR’s annual meeting program covers the latest discoveries across the spectrum of cancer research and highlights advancements in research and medicine from institutions all over the world. Like many conferences this year, the AACR meeting was held virtually. It was also divided into two sessions; the first meeting was held April 22-24 and the second meeting was held June 22-24.

The meeting featured a variety of sessions including a Clinical Plenary session, led by Weijing Sun, MD, director of Medical Oncology. Cancer center researchers shared findings from their work, which spans basic, translational and clinical research. Select presentations from the meeting are listed below. Abstracts are accessible to those with an AACR login.

Fosciclopirox suppresses growth of high-grade urothelial cancer by targeting Notch signaling

Scott James WeirPrasad DandawatePrabhu RamamoorthyParthasarathy RanjarajanRobyn WoodAmanda BrinkerBenjamin Woolbright, Mehmet TanolTammy HamWilliam McCullochMichael DaltonMichael J. BaltezorRoy A. JensenJohn A. Taylor IIIShrikant Anant.

Randomized clinical trial of a flaxseed lignan in pre-menopausal women at high risk for development of breast cancer

Carol J. FabianSeema A. KhanJudy E. GarberWilliam C. DooleyLisa D. YeeCarola M. ZallesTrina MethenyTeresa A. PhillipsJinxiang HuBrian K. PetroffStephen D. HurstingBruce F. Kimler.

Dissecting the structural basis for rational inhibitor design: Crystal and solution structures of human oncoprotein Musashi-2 N-terminal RNA recognition motif 1

Lan LanMinli XingMaithri KashipathyJustin Douglas, Philip GaoKevin BattaileRobert HanzlikScott LovellLiang Xu.

Mitochondrial genetics appear to alter immune cell development/trafficking

Thomas C. BeadnellAmanda E. BrinkerCori FainCarolyn J. VivianDanny R. Welch.

Genomic analysis of infant KMT2A-r acute lymphoblastic leukemia reveals weak association with underlying germline cancer predisposition

Azhar Saeed, Midhat FarooqiByunggil YooRumen KostadinovEmily FarrowNeil MillerPatrick BrownErin Guest.

 

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