2015 Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research

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2015 Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research


On Tuesday, November 10, we will host our tenth 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

Craig B. Thompson, MD, President and CEO

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.


Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis

Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis, PhD, Developmental Biologist

In the Beginning: What Embryos Teach Us about How Cells Decide What They Want to Be

Developmental biologist Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis studies pluripotency, cell lineage commitment, tissue patterning, and morphogenesis in the early mammalian embryo.
View Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis’ research profile.

Cole Haynes

Cole Haynes, PhD, Cell Biology Program 

Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Its Consequences: From Aging to Cancer

Cell biologist Cole Haynes focuses on the molecular mechanisms of mitochondrial function during development, aging, and cancer cell growth.
View Cole Haynes’ research profile.

Joao Xavier

Joao Xavier, PhD, Computational Biology Program

Ecology of the Microbiome: What the Gut Microbiota Reveals about Human Illness

Computational biologist Joao Xavier studies computer models and quantitative experiments of biofilm and cancer growth.
View Joao Xavier’s research profile.

Time & Location

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

Light refreshments will be served from 5:30 to

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 [email protected].