Cornell Cancer Partnership – Fall 2018

Here’s an update on our Fall Activities, I’ve outlined our monthly seminars for the rest of the semester, including the session in which cancer patients, survivors, and loved ones share their experiences with students. Suggestions and comments are always welcome! (Email Bob)


How does Research Happen? 
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 5:15 – 6:30 (Location TBA)

How does a cancer scientist take an idea and turn it into a project? How do you obtain funding? How do you set up a lab? What happens behind the scenes? Cornell Professors Bob Weiss and Claudia Fischbach will share their experiences and perspectives.

Lab Tours and Research Methods
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 5:15 – 6:30 (Location TBA)

We’re arranging tours of some labs and a chance to learn about the concepts we hear about in many of our seminars. For example, what’s a cell line? What’s a mouse model? An organoid? (Watch for more details).


Are you on Twitter? If so, use the hashtag #cornellcancerpartnership.  There’s a growing number of us who are interested in the intersection of cancer science and the broader cancer community.

Everyone is welcome to subscribe to the Cancer Community Partnership listserv and receive notices of upcoming events and programs by sending a blank email to Write “join” in the subject line and leave the rest of the message blank.

Bob Riter
Patient Advocate
Physical Sciences Oncology Center
Weill Hall 163
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853


The Cancer Resource Center and cancer researchers from Cornell University joined forces on Friday, September 21, 2018 to host a Biden Cancer Community Summit in Ithaca.

Three sessions were held throughout the day, each bringing Cornell researchers into the community to share their knowledge with individuals personally affected by cancer and the general public. Faculty members, post-docs, and doctoral students all participated.

IMG_7612Dr. Kelly Hume and Dr. Marc Antonyak participating
in a session called “Ask a Cancer Scientist”

fullsizeoutput_16a6Regan Stephenson and Dr. Tim Pierpont
leading a session on Cancer Immunotherapy

IMG_7583Dr. Joe Druso, Dr. Elizabeth Moore and Marquita Winters
informally discussing cancer research with the Men’s Breakfast Club