September 24, 2022: 

Register now for the 2022 Big Ten CRC Summit held Saturday, November 19, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio.

We invite all senior/junior faculty and fellows involved in clinical oncology research, basic scientists involved in drug discovery and translational research, cancer center leadership and administration, community leaders and patient advocates to join us in Columbus at no cost for registration. Industry leaders and medical science liaisons are invited to the summit and to give pipeline presentations for a fee.

Registration is through Friday, September 30, 2022.

Thank you to The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), for hosting the Big Ten CRC Summit.

The OSUCCC – James is the only cancer program in the United States that features a National Cancer Institute (NCI) – designated comprehensive cancer center aligned with a nationally ranked academic medical center and a freestanding cancer hospital on the campus of one of the nation’s largest public universities.

About the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium: The Big Ten cancer centers have united to transform the conduct of cancer research through collaborative, hypothesis-driven, highly translational oncology trials that leverage the scientific and clinical expertise of Big Ten universities. The Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium creates a unique team-research culture to drive science rapidly from ideas to treatment-changing paradigms. Within this innovative environment, today’s research leaders collaborate with and mentor the research leaders of tomorrow with the unified goal of improving the lives of all patients with cancer.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

All times are ET

  • 8:15 – 8:30 AM
    Meet and Greet (Breakfast Provided)
  • 8:30 – 8:45 AM
    Welcome: Raphael Pollock, MD, Director, The Ohio State University Cancer Center (OSUCCC)
  • 8:45 – 9:15 AM
    Topic TBD: Erik Nelson, PhD, Cancer Center at Illinois;
  • 9:15 – 9:45 AM
    Bladder Cancer Project: DUART
    Monika Joshi, MD, MRCP, Penn State Cancer Institute; Chief Scientific Officer, Big Ten CRC
  • 9:45 – 10:15 AM
    Nanoparticle-Based Immunotherapy
    Yeo Yoon, PhD; Professor, Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, Purdue University 
  • 10:15 AM
  • 10:30 – 11:15 AM
    BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Industry Pipeline Presentations
    Jazz Pharma; Guardant Health; Zeiss Microscopy
  • 11:30 – 12:00 PM
  • 12:00 – 12:45 PM
    Collaborative Panel Discussion – Clinical Cancer Research Challenges and Lessons from the Big Ten CRC Moderator: Dwight Owen, MD, MS, The Ohio State University
  • 12:45 – 1:30 PM
    Collaborative Panel Discussion – Topic TBDModerator: Laith Abushahin, MBBS, Ohio State University
  • 1:30 – 2:15 PM
    Population Science and Cancer Prevention Panel Discussion: 
    Moderator: Electra Paskett, PhD, The Ohio State University and Sharon Manne, PhD, Rutgers University;
    Panelists: Electra Paskett, PhD, OSU, “Mission and Progress for the Big Ten Population Science Working Group”; 
    Sharon Manne, PhD, Rutgers, “Approaches to Assessing and Addressing Unmet Catchment Area Needs Across the Big Ten Cancer Centers”;
    Darren Mays, MPH, PhD, OSU “Awareness of Alcohol Use As A Behavioral Risk Factor for Breast Cancer in Young Women: Intervention Implications”
  • 2:15 – 3:00 PM
    Comparative Oncology Panel Discussion
    Panelists: Tim Fan, PhD, DVM, Cancer Center at Illinois; William Kisseberth, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM, The Ohio State University

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