Ovarian Cancer Symposium 2023

October 10, 2023
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
In-person: CS Mott Center for Human Growth and Development #135
Virtual: Zoom
Event category: Symposium/Showcase

Full day of science and survivorship to celebrate the CS Mott Center's 50th Anniversary. The keynote speaker is Dr. Daniela Matei, Diana, Princess of Wales Professor of Cancer Research; Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.


8:30 a.m.: Breakfast and registration

9 a.m.: Welcome

9:05 to 9:40 a.m.: Ayesha Alvero, M.D., professor of WSU Obstetrics and Gynecology, presenting “Distinct Molecular Signatures in BRCA1 and BRCA2 Ovarian Tumors”

9:40 to 10:15 a.m.: Matthew Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., director of the College of Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology and professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida, presenting “HIPEC and the Challenge of Minimal Residual Disease”

10:15 to 10:50 a.m.: Analisa DiFeo, Ph.D., associate professor of Pathology and of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan, presenting “From Patients to Progress: Unraveling Innovative Therapies through Tumor Analysis and Genetic Insights”

10:50 to 11:15 a.m.: Coffee break and posters

11:15 to 12:30: Daniela Matei, M.D., presenting “Metabolic Dependencies and Targets in Ovarian Cancer”

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.: Lunch and posters

1:30 to 2:05 p.m.: Radhika Gogoi, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of WSU Oncology, presenting “Connective Tissue Growth Factor,  a Marker of EMT in Ovarian Cancer”

2:05 to 2:40 p.m.: Ron Chandler, Ph.D., associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and of Reproductive Biology at Michigan State University, presenting “Chromatin Regulation of the Endometrium and its Relationship with Endometriosis-associated Ovarian Cancer”

2:40 to 3:15 p.m.: Ghassan Saed, Ph.D., associate professor of WSU Obstetrics and Gynecology, and director of Translational Research for the Mott Center, presenting “Novel Markers of Survival in Ovarian Cancer”

3:15 to 4 p.m.: Coffee break and posters

4 to 4:35 p.m.: Ira Winer, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of WSU Obstetrics and Gynecology, presenting “The Endoplasmic Reticulum, Cellular Stress and the Unfolded Protein Response in Ovarian Cancer Therapeutic Targeting”

4:35 to 5:15 p.m.: Survivor presentation: Mary Groll-Brown, presenting “How Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Oncology Enhances Survivorship: A Personal Perspective”

5:30 to 7 p.m.: Experts panel and open discussion

October 2023