(as of December 9, 2014)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


(Regency Preassembly)
8:30 AM

TAMEST Membership Meeting

(Regency Ballroom ABCD)
(For TAMEST Members and Affiliate Members)
9:00 AM


(Protégés and special guests are invited to join the meeting at this time.)


(Regency Ballroom ABCD)
9:15 AM

Welcome and Remarks

10:00 AM

Keynote Address:
The ENCODE Project: Interpreting Genomes Using Maps

Michael J. Pazin, Ph.D.
Program Director, Division of Genome Sciences National Human Genome Research Institute | National Institutes of Health

10:45 AM


11:00 AM

Epidemiology of Cancer

Margaret R. Spitz, M.D.
Professor, Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center | Baylor College of Medicine

11:30 AM

Obesity and Cancer Prevention

Stephen D. Hursting, Ph.D.
Professor of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health; Director, Nutrition and Cancer Research Program, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

12:00 - 1:30 PM


(Grand Salon)

Keynote Address:
CPRIT: Moving Forward

Margaret L. Kripke, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas


(Regency Ballroom ABCD)
1:45 PM

Keynote Address:
Targeting Immune Checkpoints in Cancer Therapy: New Insights and Opportunities

James P. Allison, Ph.D. (IOM, NAS)
Chair, Department of Immunology; Director, Immunology Platform; Deputy Director, David H. Koch Center for Applied Studies in Genitourinary Cancers; Vivian L. Smith, Distinguished Chair in Immunology | The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

2:30 PM

Can Theory Help Cancer Biology? The Epithelial-Mesenchynmal Transformation as a Test Case

Herbert Levine, Ph.D. (NAS)
Co-director, Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, Hasselmann Professor of Bioengineering | Rice University

3:00 PM

Advances in the Treatment of Breast Cancer

C. Kent Osborne, M.D.
Director, Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center; Professor, Medicine and Molecular and Cellular Biology | Baylor College of Medicine

3:30 PM


3:45 PM

Presentations by the Recipients of the 2015 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards

6:00 PM


(Palm Court)
7:00 PM

O'Donnell Awards Dinner

(Grand Salon)
8:30 - 10:00 PM

After Dinner Reception

(Palm Court)

Friday, January 23, 2015

7:15 - 8:15 AM

Come-and-go Buffet Breakfast


(Regency Ballroom ABCD)
8:30 AM

Keynote Address:
Targeting the Hedgehog Pathway in Cancer: From Bench to Clinic

Frederic de Sauvage, Ph.D.
Vice President, Molecular Oncology | Genentech, Inc.

9:15 AM

Prevention and Early Detection of Prostate Cancer

Ian M. Thompson, Jr., M.D.
Director, Cancer Therapy and Research Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, Glenda and Gary Woods Distinguished Chair in Urologic Oncology, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Distinguished Chair in Urologic Oncology, Professor, Department of Urology | The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

9:45 PM

Personalizing Medicine for the Kidney Cancer Patient

James Brugarolas, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Developmental Biology | The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

10:15 AM


10:35 AM

Advanced Imaging of Cancer

John D. Hazle, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Imaging Physics; Bernard W. Biedenharn Chair in Cancer Research | The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

11:05 AM

Moving Blood, Removing Boundaries: A Story of Collaboration

Stephen H. Little, M.D.
Associate Professor, Weill medical College of Cornell University, Cardiovascular Imaging Section, Department of Cardiology | Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center

11:45 AM


(Grand Salon)

Keynote Address:

Judith A. Salerno, M.D., M.S.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Susan G. Komen®

2:00 PM

Meeting Concludes