Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Cancer Research Retreat

Thursday, June 13, 2013
VCU Molecular Medicine Research Building

8:30 a.m.
- 3:45 p.m.

Please join VCU Massey Cancer Center for its 2013 Cancer Research Retreat featuring a special lecture by Timothy Ley, M.D., presentations of new research from Massey’s five research programs and a poster session with awards for “Excellence in Cancer Research.”





8:00-8:30 a.m. Breakfast  MMRB - Room 1009/1011 
8:30-8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introduction  MMRB - Room 1009/1011 
8:45-9:30 a.m. Lawrence Povirk, Ph.D.
Member, Radiation Biology & Oncology Program
Matthew Hartman, Ph.D.
Member, Developmental Therapeutics Program
“Development of a Peptide Inhibitor of
Non-Homologous End Joining for Radiosensitization”
MMRB - Room 1009/1011
9:30-10:15 a.m. Paul B. Fisher, M.Ph., Ph.D.
Member, Cancer Molecular Genetics Program
“Developing an Effective Gene Therapy for Cancer:
From Bench to Bedside”
MMRB - Room 1009/1011
10:15-10:30 a.m. Break   
10:30-11:00 a.m. Charles E. Chalfant, Ph.D.
Member, Cancer Cell Signaling Program 
Michael Shultz, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
“The Mechanism and Therapeutic Efficacy of
Nanoparticle MDA-7/IL-24 in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer”
MMRB - Room 1009/1011
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Keynote Address
Timothy Ley, M.D.
Lewis T. and Rosalind B. Chair in Oncology; Professor
of Medicine and Genetics; Director, Section of Stem
Cell Biology; Associate Director, Cancer Genomics,
The Genome Institute
“The AML Genome”
MMRB - Room 1009/1011
12:00-12:50 p.m. Lunch Goodwin Research Laboratory (GRL) 2nd Floor Landing
12:50-3:45 p.m.     Poster Presentations
Excellence in Cancer Research Awards
GRL Lobby, GRL 102 & 131