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February 24, 2022 — 1:00pm - 3:00pm

2022 ICRF-City of Hope Jacki & Bruce Barron Cancer Research Scholars’ Program Symposium

The Symposium will begin promptly at:

  • 1:00 pm EST
  • 12:00 pm CST
  • 10:00 am PST
  • 8:00 pm IST

This program was made possible through the leadership and generous support of The Harvey L. Miller Family FoundationJacki & Bruce Barron, and The Norman and Sadie Lee Foundation.

Moderator: Nancy Maizels, PhD
Chair, ICRF International Scientific Council


Training eosinophils, specialized cells of the immune system, to fight metastatic lung cancer
*Ariel Munitz, PhD, Tel Aviv University
Hua Yu, PhD, City of Hope

How the lung cancer microbiome affects the response to treatment
*Ravid Straussman, MD, PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science
Dan Raz, MD, City of Hope

Targeting epigenetic mechanisms to treat T-cell lymphoma
*Christiane Querfeld, MD, PhD, City of Hope
Emmilia Hodak, MD, Rabin Medical Center

CD84 as a therapeutic target in multiple myeloma
*Idit Shachar, PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science
Flavia Pichiorri, PhD, City of Hope

A new target for treating lymphoma, TCF-1
*Zuoming Sun, PhD, City of Hope
Noah Isakov, PhD, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Metabolic engineering to improve T-cell-mediated immunotherapy
*Tomer Shlomi, PhD, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Saul Priceman, PhD, City of Hope

Improving treatment of pancreatic cancer by targeting pyridine metabolism
*Ziv Gil, MD, PhD, Rambam Health Care Campus
Laleh Melstrom, MD, City of Hope

Overlooked mutations – a new target for therapy of breast cancer and other cancers
*Erez Levanon, PhD, Bar-Ilan University
Kevin Morris, PhD, City of Hope**

Using metallocorroles to diagnose and treat malignant melanoma
*John Termini, PhD, City of Hope
Zeev Gross, PhD, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

* Presenter

** Dr. Morris, formerly of City of Hope, is now a Professor at Griffith University, School of Pharmacy and Medical Science, Gold Coast, Australia as of October 2021.

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