Hartford, CT: Celebrate Life!

The Heln & Henry Gray Cancer Center at the Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute @ Hartford Hospital invites you to its 29th annual celebration for cancer survivors, family & friends.
Breakfast will be served.
Free, secure parking.
Speaker: Jenny Allen

Phase 1 Clinical Working Group

As always:  These dates, times, and locations are subject to change – sometimes at short notice. Don’t hesitate to contact Karen directly if you have any questions.

Hartford, CT: Celebrate Life!

The Hartfod Healthcare Institute at Hartford Hospital invites you to its 28th annual celebration for Cancer survivors, family & friends.

Speaker: Colin McEnroe, WNPR News
Breakfast will be served.

Gail Jarvik MD, PhD


Topic and details coming soon.

Presented by:
Gail Jarvik MD, PhD
Division Head of Medical Genetics & Professor of Genome Sciences
Director, Northwest Institute of Genetic Medicine
University of Washington, Seattle

Host: Dr. Anita Kinney

About the Speaker:  Professor Gail Jarvik M.D., Ph.D. is an internist and medical geneticist who holds the Arno G. Motulsky Endowed Chair in Medicine and heads the Division of Medical Genetics and the Northwest Institute of Genetic Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. She cares for adult medical genetics patients.  Her research focuses on the statistical genetic analysis of common diseases and the implementation of genomic medicine. Additionally, she has active research in biomedical ethics, including returning genomic research results to subjects.  She is a PI in both the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) and clinical sequencing exploratory research (CSER) consortia.

Lobo Cancer Challenge – Bike Ride

Ride, volunteer or donate to raise money and awareness for people fighting cancer in New Mexico.

The Lobo Cancer Challenge is a Bike Ride Fundraising event to ensure that the people of New Mexico have access to outstanding cancer care and benefit from the latest cancer research right here, in their home state, at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Join us in raising money and awareness for cancer treatment, cancer research, clinical trials, and education for cancer healthcare professionals. Each of these components plays a significant part in delivering world-class cancer care — the cancer care New Mexicans deserve — in New Mexico.

Register online at lobocancerchallenge.org

The event includes a packet pick-up and kick-off night on Sept. 22, 2017. See the schedule.

See ride routes.

Neda Hashemi, MD

Bladder Cancer: Past, Present, and Future

Dr. Hashemi’s talk will focus on: Epidemiology and magnitude of problem; Current standard of care; Incorporation of newer agents; Spotlight on future.

View the flyer.

Neda Hashemi, MD is currently a 3rd year fellow in Hematology/Oncology at Indiana University where she serves as the chief fellow.

Dr. Hashemi is a graduate of Iran University Medical School, Tehran, Iran.  She started her training in the US at the Cleveland Clinic Neuro-Oncology Center as a Research Fellow. In 2012 she moved to a significantly different climate, Houston, TX, to start her internal medicine residency, which she completed in 2015, awarded best graduating resident among her class of 36. Shethen moved back to the Midwest to train in hematology/oncology at Indiana University. She is board certified in internal medicine.

During her years of training she has presented at national and international meetings, including ASCO, and gained valuable experience working with GU Oncology experts at MD Andersen and Indiana University. Her area of interest is GU oncology, with a focus on bladder cancer. 

Sheetal Hardikar, MBBS, PhD

Sheetal Hardikar, MBBS, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA

The Role of Inflammation in Gastrointestinal Neoplasia: Prevention, Detection, and Survival

Dr. Hardikar’s talk will focus on the role of infl ammation in the development of gastrointestinal cancers, particularly esophageal and colorectal cancer. She will also discuss her work in relation to chronic conditions, including obesity and diabetes, their treatment, and their association with gastrointestinal cancer etiology and survival.

Box Lunch Provided at 11:30 am
Lecture to begin at noon

See the flyer for logistical details.

Cancer Control (CaC) Program Meeting

CaC Program Meeting
Discussion Leader:  Linda Cook and Angela Meisner, UNM
Discussion Topic:  Endometrial Cancer Epidemiology: Successes and Challenges