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Cancer Prevention
Grand Rounds Archives
FY10     FY11     FY12     FY13


June 27, 2017
Therese Bevers, M.D
., Professor, Clinical Cancer Prevention, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
"Screening Mammography:  Facts and Fiction"

June 19, 2014
Donna B. Jeffe, Ph.D.,
Professor of Medicine; Director, Health Behavior, Communication and Outreach Core, Siteman Cancer Center,
Washington University School of Medicine
"Survivor Stories: A Cancer Communication Intervention for African American Breast Cancer Patients"

June 11, 2014
Tim Byers M.D., M.P.H.,
Associate Dean for Public Health Practice, Colorado School of Public Health; Associate Director for Cancer Prevention
and Control, University of Colorado Cancer Center
"Nutrition and Cancer: Personal reflections on 40 years of slow progress"

June 5, 2014
David K. Espey, M.D.,
Acting Director of CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
“Overview of the Centers for Disease Control’s cancer control and cancer research activities”


May 22, 2014
Thomas W. Valente, Ph.D.,
Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
"Social Networks & Health:  The Power of Connectivity"

May 8, 2014
Greg Miller, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology; Faculty Fellow, Cells to Society: The Center on Social Disparities and
Health at The Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University
"The Inflammatory Residue of Childhood Socioeconomic Adversity"

May 1, 2014
Xiangwei Wu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Clinical Cancer Prevention - Research, MDACC
'New Approaches in Cancer Early Detection and Chemoprevention"


April 17, 2014
Elizabeth A. Platz, Sc.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Martin D. Abeloff, MD Scholar in Cancer Prevention; Cancer Epidemiology Area of Concentration, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
"Successes in working together to identify modifiable risk factors and tissue-based markers: prostate cancer risk and recurrence"

April 3, 2014
Ya-Chen Tina Shih, Ph.D.
, Associate Professor of Health Economics, Section of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine; Director, Program in the Economics of Cancer, University of Chicago
"Radiation after Breast-Conserving Surgery: Evidence of Underuse, Overuse, and Misuse from Population-Based Research"


March 27, 2014
Jeffrey Levi, Ph.D.,
Executive Director, Trust for America's Health; Professor of Health Policy, George Washington University,
School of Public Health and Health Services
"Obesity, Cancer Prevention and Health Reform: Opportunities for Change"

March 13, 2014
John D. Groopman, Ph.D.,
Anna M. Baetjer Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,Associate Director for Population Sciences, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
"Biomarkers for Etiology and Prevention of Liver Cancer: Third Leading Cause of Global Cancer Mortality"

March 6, 2014
Laurence Cooper, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Pediatrics - Patient Care, MDACC
"Engineering T cells ex vivo for human applications"


February 20, 2014
David A. Jones, Ph.D.,
Jeanine Tuttle-Rainbolt Endowed Chair in Cancer Research; Chair, Immunobiology and Cancer, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation; Deputy Director of Translational Research; Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer, University of Oklahoma
"APC Control of a DNA Demethylase System in Intestinal Development and Colorectal Cancer"

February 13, 2014
Sharon Giordano, M.D., M.P.H.,
Professor and Chair, Health Services Research, MDACC
"Opportunities in Health Services Research"


January 30, 2014
Powel Brown, M.D., Ph.D.,
Professor and Chair, Clinical Cancer Prevention, MDACC
"Personalized Cancer Prevention: Preventing all forms of Breast Cancer"

January 16, 2014
Andrew Futreal, Ph.D
., Professor, Genomic Medicine, MDACC
"From Data to Science to Medicine (and back again)"

January 9, 2014
2013 Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Science Leading Mentor & Outstanding Trainee Awards - Keynote Speaker, Nancy Hopkins, Ph.D., Amgen, Inc., Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
(Keynote address and awardee presentations)

Diana Stewart, Ph.D., Instructor, Health Disparities Research, MDACC - Postdoctoral Awardee
"Tobacco-Related Cancer Disparities: The Role of Health Literacy"

Carmen Galvan, B.A., Behavioral Science, MDACC - Predoctoral Awardee
"Family Genetic Risk Communication in Lynch Syndrome and the Potential Role of Social Networking"


December 19, 2013
Steven Kelder, Ph.D., M.P.H. and Deanna Hoelscher, Ph.D., M.A., R.D., L.D.,
Co-director and Director of the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living University of Texas School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus
"CATCH: A Coordinated Approach to Child Health. Lessons learned from 25 years of research and program implementation"

"Accelerating and Evaluating Progress of Obesity Prevention. What Should the U.S. Be Doing?"

December 12, 2013
Edurdo Vilar-Sanchez, M.D., Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor, Clinical Cancer Prevention, MDACC
"Molecular Targets and Chemoprevention Drug Development in Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndromes"


November 14, 2013
Abenaa Brewster, M.D., M.H.S.,
Associate Professor, Clinical Cancer Prevention, MDACC and
Patricia Parker, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Behavioral Science, MDACC
"The rising trend of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM): Are we treating risk or fear?"

November 7, 2013
Andrew W Bergen, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Molecular Genetics Program, Center for Health Sciences, SRI International
"Pharmacogenetics of smoking cessation: pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic candidate gene studies motivated by genome-wide association and linkage"


October 24, 2013
Leslie Schover, Ph.D.,
Professor, Behavioral Science, MDACC
"Behind the Screen: Internet-based Interventions for Cancer-related Sexual Dysfunction"

October 3, 2013
Paul Jacobsen, Ph.D.,
Associate Center Director, Division of Population Science, Moffitt Cancer Center 
"Progress Addressing Quality of Life Issues in Cancer Survivors"


September 26, 2013
Jan Blalock, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor, Health Disparities Research, MDACC 
"Treatment of Smokers with Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders"

September 19, 2013
Christopher Fagundes, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor, Health Disparities Research, MDACC 
"Biobehavioral Mechanisms Underlying Cancer Health Disparities"


Centers and Institutes

Behavioral Research Treatment Center

Duncan Family Institute

Center for Health Equity & Evaluation Research


Tobacco Treatment Program

ASPIRE (A Smoking Prevention Interactive Experience)

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