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The Chromatin Remodeling Component Arid1a Is a Suppressor of Spontaneous Mammary Tumors in Mice.
SCHIMENTI LAB | Genetics. Aug 2016

The oncogenic transcription factor c-Jun regulates glutaminase expression and sensitizes cells to glutaminase-targeted therapy.
CERIONE LAB | Nat. Commun. April 2016

A SIRT2-Selective Inhibitor Promotes c-Myc Oncoprotein Degradation and Exhibits Broad Anticancer Activity.

Comprehensive genomic characterization of five canine lymphoid tumor cell lines.

HUS1 regulates in vivo responses to genotoxic chemotherapies.
WEISS LAB | Oncogene. February 2016



Cancer Research at Cornell highlighted in SCOPES

Peter DelNero and Alex McGregor publish their perspectives on the Cornell-Cancer Resource Center collaboration in Science.


Cornell University partnership with the
Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes

For more information, see the Education page.

BioMS5665 Spring Series

Wed., January 23, 5:15-6:30pm, Vet School, Classroom 6
Class overview and introductory lecture

Bob Riter- Communicating with cancer patients/survivors‘Speed dating’ exercise to introduce students and community members

Wed., January 30, 5:15-6:30pm, Vet School, Classroom 6
Presentation and Blog Workshop

Robert Weiss PhD- How to give a good presentation
Elizabeth Moore, DVM, PhD- Blog writing
Bob Riter-Cancer 101

Wed., February 6, 5:15-6:30pm, Vet School, Classroom 6
Session Leader: Bruce Lewenstein, PhD; Dept of Communication, Cornell

Interview techniques; Student interviews of community members

Wed., February 13, 5:15-6:30pm, Vet School, Classroom 6
Session Leader: Cory Foster, MD; Cayuga Medical Center

Breast Cancer

Wed., February 20, 5:15-6:30pm, Vet School, Classroom 6
Session Leader: Denise Lee, MD; Cayuga Medical Center

Thyroid Cancer

Wed., February 27, 5:15-6:30pm, Vet School, Classroom 6
Session Leader: Kim Overby, MD; Cornell

Ethical issues in cancer care

Wed., March 6, 5:15-6:30pm, Vet School, Classroom 6
Session Leader: Gary Koretzky, MD, PhD; Cornell

Demystifying Chimeric Antigen Rececptor T Cell (CAR-T) therapy

Wed., March 13, 5:15-6:30pm, Vet School, Classroom 6
Session Leader: Kelly Hume, DVM; Cornell

A veterinarian's perspective - Communicating about cancer in
companion animals

Wed., March 20, 5:15-6:30pm, Vet School, Classroom 6
Session Leader: Karen Kim, MD; Guthrie

Colorectal Cancer

Wed., March 27, 5:15-6:30pm, Vet School, Classroom 6
Session Leader: Poppy McLeod, PhD; Cornell

Group communication and decision making

Wed., April 3 - NO CLASS (Spring Break)

Wed., April 10, 5:15-6:30pm, Vet School, Classroom 6
Research Methodologies

Student presentations and lab tours

Wed., April 17, 5:15-6:30pm, Vet School, Classroom 6
Jason Spector, MD; Weill Cornell Med Center

Reconstructive surgery for cancer patients

Wed., April 24, 5:15-6:30pm, Vet School, Classroom 6
Session Leader: Carole Baas, PhD; Research Advocate, Physical Sciences in Oncology at NCI

Cancer advocacy

Wed., May 1, 5:15-6:30pm, Vet School, Classroom 6
Book Discussion

‘When breath becomes air’ by Paul Kalanithi


Read the latest blogs on cancer biology written by Cornell Trainees


Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes Collaborates with Cornell University
The Ithaca Voice

Cornell Cancer Researchers Listen To Patients' Stories
Cornell Chronicle

Comparative Cancer Biology Training Program Awarded Cornell University Town-gown Award For Collaboration with the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes
Cornell Chronicle

Candid conversation: Cancer patients and survivors connect with Cornell students 



2 the Outdoors: Canine cancer research at Cornell University

How dogs are teaching researchers new tricks for treating cancer

The Danko Lab develops a new tool to study the genetic "switches" of tumor growth

Cornell faculty and trainees participate in the Biden Community Cancer Summit

Dr. Scott Coonrod receives Peter T. Rowley Breast Cancer Scientific Research Projects Grant from the Department of Health

Dr. Kristy Richards and colleagues receive an NIH grant to investigate cancer immunotherapy for the treatment of canine lymphoma

Dr. Andrew White’s group publishes a new study on how UV light contributes to melanoma

Profile of the Richards lab in a new article on 'Immunotherapy, Improving the Odds'

Cornell scientist Dr. Michael Lukey awarded a research grant from the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester

Grad Student Honored for Teaching, Cancer Patient Program

'Radical collaboration' sets its sights on cancer treatment 

Kristy Richards profiled in Ezra magazine

Cornell researchers participate in Ithaca Cancer Moonshot Summit
Cornell Chronicle

Cornell faculty featured in JAMA article on canine clinical trials for new cancer therapies



Tuesday, February 12, 4pm, Vet Research Tower LH3
BMS Seminar Series

Tony Bais, PhD
Lead Scientist
Adoptive Therapeutics LLC
CARs and cTCRs: Design and Manufacture for Canine and Feline Cancers

Wednesday, February 13, 6pm, Schurman Hall LH4/5

SCACVIM Movie Screening
My Friend: Standing Strong

Tuesday, February 19, 4pm, Vet Research Tower LH3
Special Seminar - Center for Reproductive Genomics

Vera Gorbunova, PhD
Doris Johns Cherry Professor of Biology, Co-director, Rochester Aging Research Center
Department of Biology, University of Rochester
Interventions to Improve Healthspan and Lifespan: Lessons From Long-lived Mammals

Tuesday, March 5, 4pm, Schurman Hall LH4
BBS Signature Seminars

John Scott, PhD
Professor, Chair, Department of Pharmacology
University of Washington, School of Medicine
Exploring and Exploiting the Spatial Constraints of Cell Signaling

Tuesday, March 26, 4pm, Vet Research Tower LH3
BMS Seminar Series

James Amatruda, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Molecular Biology and Internal Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Wednesday, April 3, 12pm, Vet Med Ctr C2-537
Clinical Sciences Faculty Candidate Seminar

Caroline Wood, DVM, PhD
Wnt and the Immune System in Canine Osteosarcoma

Monday, April 15, 11am, Weill Hall 226
Department of Computational Biology Seminar Series

Joshua Swamidass, MD PhD
Pathology & Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine
Insights on Drivers, Variant Calls, and Cancer Vaccines

Monday, April 15, 4pm, Schurman Hall LH1
Life Science Lecture Series

Mina Bissell, PhD
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Why Don't We Get More Cancer? The Critical Role of Extracellular Matrix and Microenvironment in Malignancy and Dormancy




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aboutUSThe Comparative Cancer Biology Program at Cornell University is a new initiative supported by the College of Veterinary Medicine to establish comprehensive interdisciplinary training and facilitate rigorous hypothesis-driven research in comparative cancer biology. The program brings together clinical and basic scientists at the College of Veterinary Medicine and promotes synergistic interactions with other investigators throughout Cornell University. Currently, the program supports the research activities of several graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and veterinary residents through competitive training awards. The program also sponsors a University-wide cancer symposium, College-wide mini-seminar series in cancer biology and an annual retreat.

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