Cancer Research Seminar (CRC/CU Collaboration)

Spring Class

Our annual class that connects students and community members “Community-Based Cancer Research Presentations and Discussion (BIOMS5665 – #3715). Click for more information & photos from past classes.

Community members do NOT need to register. Just show up for the sessions that interest you. (Every Wednesday, 5:15 – 6:30, Vet School Classroom 6).

Some class sessions will focus on student presentations, giving them the opportunity to explain the science of cancer in lay language.

Several sessions will feature guest speakers. Here’s a tentative lineup:

2/26 Neil Iyenger, MD Energy Balance and Cancer

3/11 Lee Humphreys, PhD  Social media, self-representations, and health

3/25 Amelia Greiner Sofi, PhD  Multi-level influences, health disparities and cancer: Applying a public health lens

4/8   Guy Maytal, MD  Please Make it OK: Anxiety in the Life of Cancer Patients.

4/15  Kristy Brown, PhD  Obesity & Breast Cancer: what the science has taught us and where it’s taking us

Livestreaming: This year, we hope to live-stream the presentations by guest speakers so our friends from Rochester and elsewhere can tune in. For login access, send an email to Bob Riter.

Book vote: Our tradition is to hold a book discussion at the last class session of the semester. We’re considering two very different books this year, so we’ve decided to have participants vote on which one to read.  The first book is a classic – Death be Not Proud – by John Gunther. Originally published in 1949, it’s an account of the author’s teenage son’s experience with brain cancer.  It will highlight how cancer treatment has changed over the past 70 years, family dynamics, alternative cancer care, and many other themes. The second book is The First Cell: And the human cost of pushing cancer to the last by Azra Raza. It was just published in Oct. 2019 and has received terrific reviews. Which one would you want to read? You can vote here. (Only vote if there’s a chance that you’ll be involved in the class).

Article you should read: Marin Langlieb, an undergrad student just had an article published in Academic Medicine that highlights her participation in the class. It’s terrific. The Death and Birth of a Physician



Please visit our Website  & Facebook page.

There are sections targeted to community members and students, and one that encourages the development of partnerships in other communities.

There’s also a twitter feed that highlights news that we think will be of interest to cancer researchers and the patient community.

We”ll continue to add new content. In particular, we want to add profiles of many of our participants – both trainees and community members.

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