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Wednesday, April 27

1:00pm CDT

Managing Common Dermatology Issues in Oncology Patients

In this interactive grand rounds session, you'll examine various cutaneous findings. Using a case-based approach, expert faculty will review comprehensive assessment techniques, how to differentiate various cutaneous lesions, how to identify and manage rashes, and explain when a referral is needed. Plus, you'll receive an overview of common biopsy techniques and considerations throughout the session.

Please note: Preconference sessions require separate registration.

Wednesday April 27, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Thursday, April 28

9:45am CDT

American Association for Cancer Research/ONS Research Session: Epigenetics and Cancer

Epigenetic mechanisms control gene expression without changing the DNA sequence itself. Recent research progress has shown that epigenetic pathways may provide new therapeutic avenues in cancer. It is now apparent that changes in epigenetic control of gene expression in cancer cells, and surrounding cells in the tumor microenvironment, play a fundamental role in driving tumor development, as well as response to chemotherapy and immune treatment. Come to understand epigenetic effector pathways involved in tumor biology and new approaches to target these pathways in cancer treatment.


  1. Understand epigenetic pathways in cancer.
  2. Discuss current research in the area of epigenetics in cancer.
  3. Describe how epigenetic pathways can be targeted for new cancer therapies.

avatar for Peter Jones, PhD, DSc

Peter Jones, PhD, DSc

Research Director and Chief Scientific Officer, Van Andel Research Institute
avatar for Wendy Henderson, CRNP, MSN, PhD

Wendy Henderson, CRNP, MSN, PhD

Investigator & Chief Digestive Disorders Unit Biobehavioral Branch, Division of Intramural Research National Institute of Nursing Research National Institutes of Health Department of Health and Human Services

Thursday April 28, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am CDT
Friday, April 29

4:15pm CDT

American Association for Cancer Research/ONS Bench to Bedside: The Role of Inflammation in Cancer (and the Tumor Microenvironment)

How is inflammation linked to cancer and why does it matter? Join this bench-to-bedside journey exploring how chronic inflammation increases the risk for cancer, contributes to adverse events during cancer therapies, and impacts treatment outcomes. The integral role of the immune system will be addressed through exploration of the influence of inflammation on the cancer microenvironment and its role in cancer metastasis. You’ll analyze how lifestyle factors and the environment contribute to chronic inflammation and discover what your patients can do about it.


  1. Describe contributors to and consequences of chronic inflammation in cancer formation, metastasis, treatment effects, and outcomes.
  2. Discuss pathways between the immune system, inflammation, and the cancer microenvironment.
  3. Educate patients on lifestyle modifications that can decrease or prevent inflammation.

avatar for Marilyn Hammer, PhD, DC, RN

Marilyn Hammer, PhD, DC, RN

Assistant Professor, New York University

Friday April 29, 2016 4:15pm - 5:30pm CDT
Stars at Night Ballroom 1-3