5th Annual WECAN Esophageal Cancer Research Forum

11/05/12  Portland, Ore.

OHSU Knight Cancer Center/Mike Newton
Esophageal Cancer Foundation

Where: Center for Health & Healing, Room 3070
When: January 12, 2013


Printable Schedule:



7:30 am
Continental breakfast, CHH 3070

7:45 am
Introduction - John Hunter, MD and Charles Thomas, MD CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH

7:50 am
Imaging endpoints in UGI tumors. Fergus Coakley, MD, Chair, Dept. of Radiology

8:20 am
Unanswered questions in the clinical research of esophageal cancer.Charles Blanke, MD, Chair, SWOG

8:50 am
The Knight Cancer Center Biolibrary- Opportunities for Research in Esophageal Cancer .
Devon Kelly, MS, Biolibrary Director, Knight Cancer Institute

9:10 am
What is ECRD? Miriam Douthit, Registry Coordinator

9:30 am
ECRD. What is it good for? James Dolan, MD; Asst. Professor, Division of General Surgery 

9:50 am

Invited Speaker

10:00 am
Topic TBD. Stephen Swisher, MD, Prof. & Chair, Dept. of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, Division of Surgery, MD Anderson Cancer Center

New Directions

11:00 am
Cancer-macrophage fusion in cancer progression. Melissa Wong, MD, Associate Professor, Dermatology

11:20 am
Global burden of esophageal cancer. Benjamin DiPardo, OHSU, MS-2

11:40 am
Preclinical research in altered phenotypes for recurrent upper aerodigestive track tumors and potential applications in esophageal cancer. Sophia Bornstein, MD; PhD, Holman Research Pathway Radiation Oncology Resident

12:00 pm
Closing remarks