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2nd Annual PAWS FOR A CURE Research Symposium

Translational Potential Of Comparative Approaches To Accelerate Drug
Development In Shared Childhood & Canine Cancers  
 
Join the world’s leaders
in pediatric and veterinary cancer research, pharma and biotech, human cancer and animal health foundations, and childhood and canine cancer patients as we explore the state-of-the-art in science in comparative cancer research. Our goal is to forge new collaborations and accelerate progress in cancers shared by children and man’s best friend. We welcome you to Paws for a Cure 2020!
 
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In Partnership with:
 
This year's symposium experience will feature:
a virtual auditorium with interactive,
multi-disciplinary seminars and discussions of cutting edge scientific content,
break-out sessions, a virtual lounge for networking with speakers and presenters, and more. 

Speakers
  • Peter C. Adamson, MD

    Global Head, Oncology Development and Global Head, Pediatric Innovation, Sanofi Inc. Former Chair, Children's Oncology Group
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dan Bastian (Survivor)

    Vice-President and co-founder of Progressive O&P, Inc.
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Lynne Boxer, DVM

    Team Leader for the Cell and Tissue Products Team in the Division of Animal Bioengineering and Cellular Therapies
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jeffrey Bryan, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM-Oncology

    Director of PET Imaging Center of the University of Missouri, Director of the Tom and Betty Scott Endowed Program in Veterinary Oncology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Wayne Carter, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM

    President & Chief Executive Officer for TVAX Biomedical
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Melissa Renee Chambers, DVM, MD

    Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Alabama, Birmingham
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Steven Dow, PhD

    Professor of Immunology in the DCS and Director of the Center for Immune and Regenerative Medicine, Colorado State University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • William Eward, DVM, PhD, MD

    Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Heather Gardner, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

    Assistant Research Professor,Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Will Hendricks, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Integrated Cancer Genomics Division, TGen
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Carolyn Henry, DVM, MS, DACVIM-Oncology

    Dean of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Alex Huang, MD, PhD

    Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology, Biomedical Engineering and General Medical Sciences at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Carl June, MD

    Director, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Janet Patterson Kane, PhD

    Expert Veterinary and Biomedical Scientist, Morris Animal Foundation
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Warren Kibbe, PhD

    Vice Chair and Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Duke University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mark Kieran, MD, PhD

    Senior Director of Pediatric Oncology, Bristol-Myers Squibb
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Amy LeBlanc, DVM DACVIM

    Director, Comparative Oncology Program, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dean Lee, MD, PhD

    Professor of Pediatrics and DiMarco Family Endowed Chair in Cell Based Therapy at Nationwide Children's Hospital
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Cheryl London, DVM, PhD, ACVIM

    Research Professor at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University & Molecular Oncology Research Institute at Tufts Medical Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Nicola Mason, BVetMed, PhD

    Professor of Medicine & Pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • John Otridge, PhD

    Director of Program Management for the Center for Technical and Operations Support
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Rodney Page, DVM, MS

    Professor and Director of the Flint Animal Cancer Center Stephen Withrow Presidential Chair in Oncology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Gregory Reaman, MD

    Associate Director for Pediatric Oncology in the FDA's Oncology Center of Excellence, Office of the Commissioner
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Adam Resnick, PhD

    Director of Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ryan Roberts, MD, PhD

    Assistant Prof, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/BMT, Nationwide Children's Hospital Principal Investigator, Center for Childhood Cancer, Nationwide Children's Hospital The Ohio State University
  • Elias Sayour, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics & Principal Investigator, RNA Engineering Laboratory in the Preston A. Wells, Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy & UF Brain Tumor Immunotherapy
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Joshua Schiffman, MD

    CEO & Co-Founder, PEEL Therapeutics / Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jay Storm, MD

    Director, Translational Brain Tumor Laboratory, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Connie Sommers, PhD

    Program Director at the ImmunoOncology Branch in the Developmental Therapeutics Program in the Division of Cancer Treatment & Diagnosis, National Cancer Institute
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jeff Trent, PhD, FACMG

    President and Research Director of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Roel Verhaak, PhD

    Professor and Associate Director of Computational Biology, JAX Laboratory
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Andrea Webber, PhD

    Assistant Head, Clinical Biomarkers Translational Oncology, Merck
    BIOGRAPHY

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Agenda
Presentation Titles

Presentation Titles

 

Webinar 1

Keynote & Historical Perspective - Peter Adamson, MD

Golden Retriever Lifetime Study: Review of First Cohort of Cancer Afflicted Participants

- Rodney Page, DVM, MS & Janet Patterson-Kane, PhD

 

Webinar 2

Canine Genetic and Biomarker Data in Context of Human - History Overview: Perspective

from the National Cancer Institute - Amy LeBlanc, DVM, DACVIM

Comparative Canine Osteosarcoma Genetics

- Amy LeBlanc, DVM, DACVIM & Heather Gardner DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Canine Cancer Genome Landscapes and Actionability Horizons - Will Hendricks, PhD

The Jackson Lab for Genomics Medicine - Roel Verhaak, PhD

Biomarkers in the Era of Immuno-oncology: Update on Keytruda and Combinations

- Andrea Webber, PhD

 

Webinar 3

Brain Tumors and the Kids First Data Resource Center: at the intersection of platforms, communities, and shared discovery on behalf of children - Adam Resnick, PhD

NCI Resources for Canine Comparative Oncology: The Integrated Canine Data Commons (ICDC)

- Connie Sommers, PhD

Genomic Characterization of Canine and Human Invasive Bladder Cancer: Lessons and Opportunities for Adult and Pediatric Cancer Data Integration - Deborah Knapp, DVM, Dipl ACVIM

 

Webinar 4

Industry Perspectives: Uniting Human & Animal Pharma/Biotech to Strengthen & Accelerate Drug Development - Peter Adamson, PhD - Mark Kieran, MD, PhD - Gregory Reaman, MD - Lynne Boxer DACVIM - Andrea Webber, PhD, Cheryl London, DVM, PhD, ACVIM

 

Webinar 5

NK Cell Immunotherapy for Canine Osteosarcoma - Dean Lee, PhD

Optimizing Novel Immunotherapy Combinations Targeting the Tumor Microenvironment in Canine Osteosarcoma Steven Dow, PhD -  Cheryl London, DVM, PhD, ACVIM

BG34-200 Reprograms Myeloid Function to Enhance Anti-tumor Immunity in OS - Amy LeBlanc, DVM - Alex Huang, MD, PhD

A Dog in the Canncer Fight: Teddy and the Consortium for Canine Comparative Oncology William Eward, DVM, PhD

Vaccine Enhanced Adoptive T-Cell Therapy with Cuakide Boost for Osteosarcoma Carolyn Henry, DVM, MS, DACVIM-Oncology -  Jeffrey Bryan, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM-Oncology

 

Webinar 6

Lymphoma: CAR-T Cell Immunotherapy in the Comparative Setting Universal Xenogeneic CAR-T cells Carl June, MD - Nicola Mason, PhD

Brain Tumor Immunotherapy: Combining TME Modification with STEM Cell Vaccine - Steven Dow, PhD

Advances in Adoptive T Cell Cancer Therapy -  Wayne Carter, DVM, PhD -  Jeffrey Bryan, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM-Oncology

Accelerating Translation of Pediatric Cancer Vaccines Through Comparative Oncology - Elias Sayour, MD, PhD

The One Health Consortium Comparatiuve Genomics, Oncology & Immunotherapy Melissa Renee Chambers, DVM, MD

 

Speakers

More great speakers added daily!


  • Peter C. Adamson, MD
    Peter C. Adamson, MD
    Global Head, Oncology Development and Global Head, Pediatric Innovation, Sanofi Inc. Former Chair, Children's Oncology Group
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dan Bastian (Survivor)
    Dan Bastian (Survivor)
    Vice-President and co-founder of Progressive O&P, Inc.
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Lynne Boxer, DVM
    Lynne Boxer, DVM
    Team Leader for the Cell and Tissue Products Team in the Division of Animal Bioengineering and Cellular Therapies
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jeffrey Bryan, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM-Oncology
    Jeffrey Bryan, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM-Oncology
    Director of PET Imaging Center of the University of Missouri, Director of the Tom and Betty Scott Endowed Program in Veterinary Oncology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Wayne Carter, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM
    Wayne Carter, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM
    President & Chief Executive Officer for TVAX Biomedical
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Melissa Renee Chambers, DVM, MD
    Melissa Renee Chambers, DVM, MD
    Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Alabama, Birmingham
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Steven Dow, PhD
    Steven Dow, PhD
    Professor of Immunology in the DCS and Director of the Center for Immune and Regenerative Medicine, Colorado State University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • William Eward, DVM, PhD, MD
    William Eward, DVM, PhD, MD
    Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Heather Gardner, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
    Heather Gardner, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
    Assistant Research Professor,Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Will Hendricks, PhD
    Will Hendricks, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Integrated Cancer Genomics Division, TGen
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Carolyn Henry, DVM, MS, DACVIM-Oncology
    Carolyn Henry, DVM, MS, DACVIM-Oncology
    Dean of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Alex Huang, MD, PhD
    Alex Huang, MD, PhD
    Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology, Biomedical Engineering and General Medical Sciences at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Carl June, MD
    Carl June, MD
    Director, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Janet Patterson Kane, PhD
    Janet Patterson Kane, PhD
    Expert Veterinary and Biomedical Scientist, Morris Animal Foundation
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Warren Kibbe, PhD
    Warren Kibbe, PhD
    Vice Chair and Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Duke University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mark Kieran, MD, PhD
    Mark Kieran, MD, PhD
    Senior Director of Pediatric Oncology, Bristol-Myers Squibb
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Amy LeBlanc, DVM DACVIM
    Amy LeBlanc, DVM DACVIM
    Director, Comparative Oncology Program, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dean Lee, MD, PhD
    Dean Lee, MD, PhD
    Professor of Pediatrics and DiMarco Family Endowed Chair in Cell Based Therapy at Nationwide Children's Hospital
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Cheryl London, DVM, PhD, ACVIM
    Cheryl London, DVM, PhD, ACVIM
    Research Professor at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University & Molecular Oncology Research Institute at Tufts Medical Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Nicola Mason, BVetMed, PhD
    Nicola Mason, BVetMed, PhD
    Professor of Medicine & Pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • John Otridge, PhD
    John Otridge, PhD
    Director of Program Management for the Center for Technical and Operations Support
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Rodney Page, DVM, MS
    Rodney Page, DVM, MS
    Professor and Director of the Flint Animal Cancer Center Stephen Withrow Presidential Chair in Oncology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Gregory Reaman, MD
    Gregory Reaman, MD
    Associate Director for Pediatric Oncology in the FDA's Oncology Center of Excellence, Office of the Commissioner
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Adam Resnick, PhD
    Adam Resnick, PhD
    Director of Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ryan Roberts, MD, PhD
    Ryan Roberts, MD, PhD
    Assistant Prof, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/BMT, Nationwide Children's Hospital Principal Investigator, Center for Childhood Cancer, Nationwide Children's Hospital The Ohio State University
  • Elias Sayour, MD, PhD
    Elias Sayour, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics & Principal Investigator, RNA Engineering Laboratory in the Preston A. Wells, Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy & UF Brain Tumor Immunotherapy
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Joshua Schiffman, MD
    Joshua Schiffman, MD
    CEO & Co-Founder, PEEL Therapeutics / Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jay Storm, MD
    Jay Storm, MD
    Director, Translational Brain Tumor Laboratory, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Connie Sommers, PhD
    Connie Sommers, PhD
    Program Director at the ImmunoOncology Branch in the Developmental Therapeutics Program in the Division of Cancer Treatment & Diagnosis, National Cancer Institute
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jeff Trent, PhD, FACMG
    Jeff Trent, PhD, FACMG
    President and Research Director of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Roel Verhaak, PhD
    Roel Verhaak, PhD
    Professor and Associate Director of Computational Biology, JAX Laboratory
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Andrea Webber, PhD
    Andrea Webber, PhD
    Assistant Head, Clinical Biomarkers Translational Oncology, Merck
    BIOGRAPHY
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If your company and organization would like to financially support the 2020 Paws for a Cure Research Symposium, please contact: Info@pawsforacuresymposium.com

 

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