2016 Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research

Join us on Thursday, November 3, for our 11th annual “Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research” lecture for high school and college students. We also invite members of the public to attend.


Craig Thompson

Memorial Sloan Kettering President Craig B. Thompson studies molecular signaling pathways that regulate nutrient uptake and the role these pathways play in the regulation of cell growth and survival.
View Craig B. Thompson’s research profile.


Yu Chen

“Hijacking the Genes: How Transcription Factors Promote Tumor Formation”

Physician-scientist Yu Chen studies the role of transcription factors that are critical for prostate cancer development.

View Yu Chen’s research profile.

Stephen Long

“Ion Channels in Calcium Signaling: Understanding the Atomic and Chemical Mechanisms”

Structural biologist Stephen Long studies the mechanisms of ion channels and enzymatic membrane proteins using a combination of scientific approaches.

View Stephen Long’s research profile.

Elli Papaemmanuil

“Getting to Know Cancer: Using the Genome to Understand How Cancer Behaves”

Molecular geneticist Elli Papaemmanuil studies patient data from clinical trials to explore how the genes in leukemia and other cancers affect disease progression and clinical outcomes.

View Elli Papaemmanuil’s research profile.

Time & Location

The event will take place from 6:00 to 7:30 pm on the first floor of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Rockefeller Research Laboratories building (430 East 67th Street, between York and First Avenues).

Pizza and refreshments will be served from 5:30 to 6:00 pm.

You can submit questions for our experts – and join the conversation – on Twitter at #MSKMajorTrends


Registration is preferred for this free event. For more information or if you have a question, please email us at outreach@mskcc.org.