Making Cancer History® Seminar returns to Aspen

July 24 educational event is free to the public, offers timely updates from MD Anderson leaders

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center plans its 19th annual Making Cancer History® seminar in Aspen, free and open to the public July 24 at Aspen Meadows Resort’s Paepcke Auditorium, 1000 N. Third St.

The seminar will highlight advances in MD Anderson’s mission to end cancer, such as the use of immunotherapy in the fight against melanoma, which is a focus of the institution’s Moon Shots Program™, a comprehensive effort to significantly reduce cancer deaths and transform cancer care. Attendees also will learn about progress of the Neurodegeneration Consortium, a multi-institutional collaboration led by MD Anderson to understand the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and cancer and to build on recent successes in cancer drug development to create more effective treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Presentations begin at 1 p.m. featuring:

  • Marshall Hicks, M.D., president ad interim
  • Patrick Hwu, M.D., head, Division of Cancer Medicine
  • Jim Ray, Ph.D., head of research, Neurodegeneration Consortium, Institute for Applied Cancer Science

“We look forward each year to connecting with the Aspen community and discussing our efforts to advance cancer care and research, which they have so graciously supported during nearly two decades of this event,” said Hicks. “Their commitment over the years has helped make a significant difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families everywhere.”

A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations. The program will conclude at 3 p.m. Seating and on-site parking are limited. Participants are encouraged to use public transportation, or walk or bike to Aspen Meadows.

Learn more at To register, call 866-434-7084 and press 4 to leave a message, or email