SAVE THE DATE: The 4th Annual CCF Research Symposium, Solving Childhood Cancer Through Collaboration, on June 5, will be host to a dynamic gathering of local researchers, advocates, students, supporters and survivors — those dedicated to finding answers to the challenges of pediatric cancer.
We are pleased to announce that Rosandra N. Kaplan, M.D., Investigator, Pediatric Oncology Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health, will be our keynote speaker. Dr. Kaplan specializes in tumor microenvironments, specifically for solid tumors in children and young adults. Solid tumors are known to be aggressive and recurrent, so she and her lab are exploring ways to attack the tumors beyond the traditional methods. She has been running a clinical trials to develop an effective CAR-T Cell therapy for these cancers.
The day will feature several presentations from our area’s pediatric oncology researchers, clinicians, survivors and advocates, offering their own perspective or research.
A mid-day poster session provides an opportunity for every participant and attendee to review the research of the 2018 CCF Grant awardees as well as other poster presenters.
The Symposium schedule and registration will be available in late April. Please check back for updates and details.
Thanks to a generous grant by The Kahlert Foundation, the symposium is free to attend, and includes complimentary breakfast, lunch and parking.
Location: Giant Food Headquarters, 8301 Professional Drive West, Hyattsville, MD 20785
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The entire day is FREE to all participants
History of the Symposium:
Launched in 2016, CCF annually hosts the one-day CCF Research Symposium. The brainchild of CCF’s Scientific Advisory Board Chair Jeffrey Toretsky, M.D., the CCF Research Symposium puts forth the belief that small local research dialogue will lead to substantial research collaboration. Regional experts (including nurses, doctors, therapists, etc.), advocates, and trainees have shared research and continue to advance the treatment of childhood cancer.
The 3rd Annual CCF Research Symposium “Today’s Research to Tomorrow’s Clinical Trials” took place on June 6, 2018.