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Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center

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The Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center's mission is to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast disease.
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2010 Journal Club Schedule (Noon - 1pm)

Director: Dr. Rachel Schiff

Coordinator: Robin Sample

Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each Month
Pizza is Provided

Date Location Presenter Title Host
Jan. 5 No Meeting
Jan. 19 N311 Rodrigo Cabrera

Nuclear Receptor-Induced Chromosomal Proximity and DNA Breaks Underlie Specific Translocations in Cancer. CELL 139, 1069-1083, Dec. 11, 2009. ©2009 Elsevier, Inc.

Eric Chang
Feb. 2 N311 Bhuvanesh Dave
CXCR1 blockade selectively targets human breast cancer stem cells in vitro and in xenografts
Free access link from publisher
Jenny Chang
Feb. 16 N311 Michael Toneff Tumor self-seeding by circulating cancer cells. Cell 139, 1315-1326, December 24, 2009, ©2009 Elsevier, Inc. Yi LI
March 02 M423 Hugo Villanueva Axl is an essential epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition-induced regulator of breast cancer metastasis and patient survival. Free access link from publisher Michael Lewis
March 16 N311 Kyle Covington
The transcriptional network for mesenchymal transformation of brain tumours Free access link from publisher
Suzanne Fuqua
April 6 M421 Svasti Haricharan Tumor stroma-derived TGF-ß limits Myc-driven lymphomagenesis via Suv39h1-dependent senescence. Cancer Cell 2010 Mar 16;17(3):262-72. PMID: 20227040. Yi Li
April 20 No Meeting AACR this week
May 4 M323 Wei Wei Biological and molecular heterogeneity of breast cancer correlates with their cance stem cell content. Cell 2010, 140, 62-73. Full text from publisher Michael Lewis
May 18 M323 Cancelled Jeff Rosen
June - August No Meetings Summer Break
Sept. 7 M323 Liguo Wang Comprehensive comparative analysis of strand-specific RNA sequencing methods. Nature Methods. 2010 Sep 7;:709-715 Wei Li
Sept. 21 N311 Kevin Roarty Control of mammary stem cell function by steroid hormone signalling. Nature. 2010 Jun 10;465(7299):798-802. Epub 2010 Apr 11. Jeff Rosen
Oct. 5 M423 Jae Ho Lee The therapeutic effect of anti-HER2/neu antibody depends on both innate and adaptive immunity. Pdf from publisher. Supplemental information from publisher Yi Li
Oct. 19 N311 Natalie Fernandez Estrogen-dependent and estogen-independent mechanisms contribute to A1B1-mediated tumor formation. Cancer Res May 15, 2010 70:4102-4111 Suzanne Fuqua
Nov. 2 N315 Evelin Young Eric Chang
Nov. 16 N311 Xiaoyong Fu Rachel Schiff
January Next Meeting is after the Holidays Jan. 4, 2011

Meeting Notes:

Please select key recent papers, mostly those with high relevance to various research fields in cancer and specifically breast cancer. Try to be broad in selecting the papers; it is highly recommended that you do not choose papers with a very close insight to your own direct project. Please consider this point when you select your manuscript and get your mentor’s approval. If you feel that you need my help in selecting a paper, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Rachel Schiff.

This seminar series is also designed to give an opportunity to the trainee to deliver a formal presentation that includes introduction to the topic and a clear presentation of the results, and to lead a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the paper. Finally, it is important that all attendees read the paper before the presentation to allow a fruitful discussion.

Two weeks before your day to present: Submit a pdf of the manuscript to Robin Sample.
After your presentation: submit your PowerPoint file to Robin Sample.

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