Welcome to the Stem Cells in Cancer Symposium


Friday, November 5, 2010; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Cooper Conference Room D, Hillman Cancer Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Keynote Address:

Linheng Li, PhD
“New Strategy to Target Cancer Stem Cells”
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Kansas School of Medicine

Course Directors:

Tao Cheng, MD
Eric Lagasse, PharmD, PhD
Shivendra Singh, PhD

Other Speakers Include:

“Hematopoietic Stem Cell Protection and Reprogramming”
Tao Cheng, MD
Director of Stem Cell Biology
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology

“Adipose Derived Stem Cells: Biology and Clinical Applications”
Albert Donnenberg, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Director, UPMC HSC Laboratory
Director, UPCI Flow Cytometry Facility

“Stem Cells and Cancer”
Eric Lagasse, PharmD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology
Director of the Cancer Stem Cell Center
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

“Use of Blocked Populations of Breast Cancer Stem Cells to Screen for Novel Chemotherapeutic Targets”
Edward Prochownik, MD, PhD
The Paul C. Gaffney Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Section of Hematology/Oncology Rangos Research Center, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

“Aldh and Hematopoietic Stem Cells”
Clayton Smith, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Hematologic Malignancy Program

“Teasing out Src-family Kinase Signaling in ES cells and CML using Chemical Genetics”
Tom Smithgall, PhD
William S. McEllroy Professor and Chairman
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
School of Medicine

“Generation of Cardiovascular Cells from Human ES/iPS Cells”
Lei Yang, PhD
Assistant Professor
Director, Stem Cell Core
Department of Developmental Biology

“Intestinal Stem Cells in Danger: to Live or Die? ”
Jian Yu, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology

More Information:

For more information, please call 412-623-3205.

Sponsored by:

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and UPMC Cancer Centers