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Cancer Biology Retreat

The annual Cancer Biology Program Retreat is an all-day event that brings together researchers from UMMS studying diverse aspects of cancer biology. The retreat attracts approximately 100 faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, and features oral presentations (by faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students) and a poster session (postdoctoral fellows and graduate students). The retreat has a relaxed atmosphere that is conducive to interactions, discussions and networking. It is held off-campus at the Hogan Campus Center at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. The event includes a lunch and an evening reception, and is put on through funding from the Our Danny Cancer Fund, a philanthropic fund that supports cancer research at UMMS.

The highlight of the retreat is a keynote address from a prominent researcher, who is selected, invited and hosted by a committee of predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees. Past keynote speakers include:

William Sellers, MD (2018)
Core Institute Member, Broad Institute
Professor of Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

“From Cancer Dependence to Cancer Therapeutics”

Kornelia Polyak, MD, PhD (2019)
Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

“Breast Tumor Evolution”