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Cancer Prevention Symposium

October 20, 2017

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Robert H. Lurie
Medical Research Center

303 E. Superior St., Chicago
Baldwin Auditorium
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The Cancer Prevention Program of the Lurie Cancer Center presents a half day seminar for clinicians and researchers: Cancer Prevention with Drugs: Improving Existing Solutions and Finding New Ones

Despite successful clinical trials of chemopreventive agents, utilization is hampered by concerns about toxicity, efficacy, and poor selection of groups most likely to benefit. The current generation of clinical trials is focused on the repurposing of established agents in the cardiovascular and diabetes arena (statins and metformin), and on developing novel ways of local drug delivery to at-risk organs. These innovations, based on solid science, will be discussed by a distinguished panel of speakers and will be of interest to a broad range of clinicians (from primary care to cancer subspecialties), prevention researchers, and laboratory researchers who are interested in extending their work to the rewarding field of cancer prevention.

Admission is complimentary but advance registration is required. Please note that space is limited.


Seema Khan, MD
Seema Khan, MD
Robert H. Lurie
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Northwestern University



Cancer Prevention Research Program


8:30 p.m. Breakfast and Registration
9:00 a.m. Welcome
Seema Khan, MD
Lurie Cancer Center
9:05 a.m. Early Phase Clinical Development of Cancer Preventive Agents: Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities
Sherry Chow, PhD
The University of Arizona Cancer Center
9:35 a.m. HPV Vaccines for Cervical Cancer Prevention
Marc Goodman, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
10:05 a.m. Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Biological Underpinnings & Opportunities for Chemoprevention
Shehnaz Hussain, PhD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
10:35 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Prostacyclin Based Lung Cancer Chemoprevention
York Miller, MD
University of Colorado Cancer Center
11:15 a.m. PSA Story
William Catalona, MD
Lurie Cancer Center
11:45 a.m. Closing
Seema Khan, MD
Lurie Cancer Center
* agenda subject to change


Daily discounted parking is available at the 321 E. Erie Self-Park Garage (Parking C) at the corner of Erie St. & Fairbanks Ct. The early-bird flat rate is $17 if you arrive between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and depart by 7:30 p.m. (minimum of 4 hours). Discounted parking is not available at any other garage. No validation of tickets is needed from the conference staff or the hospital.

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact Erin Donoghue, Manager of Professional Education, at or 312.695.1391