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Taking the stage: Scientific conferences

Our scientists and clinicians are global experts in their field. The University of Kansas Cancer Center faculty present their work at dozens of scientific conferences each year.

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State of the Cancer Center Presentation

"State of the Cancer Center" presentation by Dr. Roy Jensen, director of The University of Kansas Cancer Center from KU Cancer Center's Cancer Research Week 2020 event.


Hear from our faculty as they discuss major findings presented at ASCO 2020. 


ASCO Quality Care Symposium

Dr. Lauren Nye’s presentation from the 2020 ASCO Quality Care Symposium

Past conferences

Abstracts listed below involve KU cancer center members and consortium partners Stowers Institute for Medical Research and Children’s Mercy.

  • 4703 / 6 - Role of REST in the regulation of MMP24 and estrogen sensitivity in breast cancer

    Aditya M. VargheeseAshley CloudSumedha GunewardenaRaeann ShimakEaswari KumaraswamyRoy A. JensenVargheese M. Chennathukuzhi.

    6405 / 29 - 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.

    5150 / 5 - MIF-2 in bladder cancer: potential therapeutic target

    Ganeshkumar RajendranBenjamin L. WoolbrightErika AbbottAustin MartinKatie DennisJohn Arthur Taylor III.

    1120 / 2 - 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.

    1379 / 15 - Entinostat induces PARPi sensitivity across multiple ovarian cancer models

    Vijayalaxmi G. GuptaShariska Petersen, Jeff HirstKatherine RobyHarsh Pathak, Meghan KuschAndrew WilsonAndrew GodwinDineo Khabele.

    6176 / 16 - Preclinical analysis: BCN057 induces apoptosis in Kras mutant tumors

    Andrew J. NorrisPayel Bhanja, Felipe Rodriguez TiradoAndrew HooverElizabeth M. SingerWilliam McBrideSubhrajit Saha.

    4140 / 17 - 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.

    2662 / 10 - Mitochondrial genetics appear to alter immune cell development/trafficking

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

    2026 / 4 - Outcomes in elderly patients with non-small-cell lung cancer receiving immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy: A real world experience

    Jacob RippGhulam R. MohyuddinMohammed Al-JumayliChao Huang.

    5417 / 19 - 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.

    1205 / 13 - Leveraging genome-wide methylation data to understand lung cancer risk in heavy smokers

    Laurie GrieshoberJincheng ShenStefan GrawMatt J. BarnettMark D. ThornquistGary E. GoodmanChu ChenDevin C. KoestlerCarmen J. MarsitJennifer A. Doherty.

    6474 / 8 - FAT1 and CASP8 co-mutations are associated with poor prognosis in HPV negative head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

    Emrullah YilmazDavid LeeAndrew CowanGregory GanMichelle OzbunYan Guo.

    784 / 21 - Effect of co-mutations and FLT3-ITD variant allele frequency (VAF) on response to quizartinib or salvage chemotherapy (SC) in relapsed/refractory (R/R) acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

    Alexander E. PerlJorge E. CortesSiddhartha Ganguly, Samer K. KhaledAlwin KrämerGiovanni MartinelliNigel H. RussellKen C. N. ChangKazunobu KatoYuhu YanLi-An XuSergey KorkhovTobias GünnelHiroyuki SumiArnaud LesegretainFlora BerishaDerek MiresAziz BenzohraTakeshi IsoyamaCedric Dos SantosMark J. Levis.

    CT162 - The phase 1b PORTIA study: Safety and efficacy of tisagenlecleucel plus pembrolizumab in patients with relapsed/refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (r/r DLBCL)

    Ulrich JaegerNina WorelJoseph P. McGuirk, Peter A. RiedellIsabelle FleuryPeter BorchmannSimon NewsomeAhmed M. AbdelhadyAlessandra ForcinaLida Bubuteishvili PacaudEdmund K. Waller.

    LB-258 / 2 - Efficacy of first-line (1L) pembrolizumab by PD-L1 combined positive score <1, 1-19, and ≥20 in recurrent and/or metastatic (R/M) head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC): KEYNOTE-048 subgroup analysis

    Barbara BurtnessDanny RischinRichard GreilDenis SoulièresMakoto TaharaGilberto De CastroAmanda PsyrriNeus BastéPrakash NeupaneÅse BratlandThorsten FuerederBrett G. M. HughesRicard MesiaNuttapong NgamphaiboonTamara RordorfWan Zamaniah Wan IshakJoy GeRamona SwabyBurak GumuscuKevin Harrington.

    1921 / 5 - TheDDB2 intronic variation rs830083 is a strong predictor of gemtuzumab ozogamicin response in AML patients: A calicheamicin pathway-directed analysis from the COG-AAML0531 trial

    Vivek M. ShastriLata ChauhanTodd A. AlonzoYi-Cheng WangRichard AplencBetsy A. HirschAlan S. Gamis, Soheil MeshinchiJatinder K. Lamba.

    3417 - A phase II basket trial of dual anti-CTLA-4 and anti-PD-1 blockade in rare tumors (DART) SWOG S1609: The small bowel tumor cohort

    Young Kwang ChaeMegan OthusSandip Pravin PatelMark ZalupskiAnup KasiMaged KhalilAparna KalyanBlase PoliteSarah FentonSewan GurungChristine M. McLeodFrancis GilesHelen X. ChenElad SharonEdward MayersonMelissa PletsChristopher W. RyanCharles D. BlankeRazelle Kurzrock.


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