Annual CTRC Symposium

We hope you can join us for the upcoming Annual Symposium on Cancer Research, sponsored by the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC). The symposium will be held at the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 8403 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, on Friday, September 26, 2014.

We are excited to announce our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Edward Trimble, Director of the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Center for Global Health. Dr. Trimble is an internationally recognized expert in prevention, screening, treatment, and symptom management for women with cervical, ovarian, uterine, and other gynecologic cancers. Dr. Trimble has been at the NCI since 1991, having led NCI's national scientific program of treatment trials for gynecologic cancers and worked with colleagues worldwide to develop global research strategies for these diseases. He has led the NCI Center for Global Health since September 2011. The Center for Global Health supports NCI's goal to advance global cancer research, build expertise, and leverage resources across nations to address the challenges of cancer and reduce cancer deaths worldwide by facilitating research efforts to decrease the global burden of cancer by collaborating with U.S. government agencies, foreign governments, non-government organizations, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

There will also be a poster session to showcase cancer research projects at CTRC and throughout Central and South Texas. Pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students and fellows are encouraged to participate in the poster competition. Posters will be judged by a panel of faculty from UTHSCSA, UTSA and UT Austin during the symposium and awards presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place posters in both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral categories. Posters on cancerrelated research are invited from faculty as well but they will not be eligible for the competition. Only students and fellows/post-doctorates are eligible for awards.

This symposium is supported by the CTRC of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, through the NCI Cancer Center Support Grant (P30 CA054174). The symposium is organized with help from Drs. Susan Mooberry, Rong Li, Michael Wargovich, Amelie Ramirez, Susan Padalecki, Ian Thompson and the CTRC Executive Committee.