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The H Foundation Basic Science Symposium - Adhesion Dysregulation and Cancer

Friday, April 21

8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Prentice Women's Hospital
250 E. Superior St., Chicago
Conference Room L
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The Basic Science Programs of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University will host the 2017 H Foundation Basic Science Symposium on the Chicago campus of Northwestern University. The topic will be "Cancer Metabolism"

This program is made possible through the generous support of The H Foundation. Admission is complimentary but advance registration is requested.

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Keynote Speaker

William Kaelin, Jr., MD
William Kaelin, Jr., MD
Professor of Medicine
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
2016 Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research


Navdeep S Chandel, PhD
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University



Basic Sciences Research Division

The H Foundation


8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
8:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Navdeep Chandel, PhD
Northwestern University
9:00 a.m. Metabolic Adaptations in Renal Cancer
Celeste Simon, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
9:40 a.m. Metabolic Heterogeneity in KRAS Mutant Pancreatic Cancer
Nabeel M. Bardeesy, PhD
Harvard University
10:20 a.m. Coffee Break
10:40 a.m. Mitochondria as Signaling Organelles
Navdeep Chandel, PhD
Northwestern University
11:20 p.m. Metabolic Phenotypes and Liabilities in Human Lung Cancer
Ralph Deberardinis MD, PhD
UT Southwestern
12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:10 p.m. Metabolic Control of Cell Growth by mTOR
Brendan Manning, PhD
Harvard University
1:50 p.m. Metabolic Reprogramming in Malignant Glioma
Alexander Stegh, PhD
Northwestern University
2:30 p.m. Acetyl-CoA at the Crossroads of Metabolism and Epigenetics
Kathryn E. Wellen, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
3:10 p.m. Coffee Break
The VHL Tumor Suppressor: Insights into Oxygen Sensing, Cancer Metabolism, and Drugging the Undruggable
William Kaelin, Jr., MD
Harvard University
4:25 p.m. Closing Remarks
* 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, or call 312.695.1391.