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ACS Research Events

Find information about future and past events hosted by our grants program, including conferences, webinars, and meet-and-greets.  

ACS Insiders' Call: May 29, 2024

Introduction to New ACS Programs

Leigh Anne Hehr, American Cancer Society (ACS) Leadership Annual Giving Manager, moderates an Insiders' Call for select donors about 3 new ACS Programs.

EverYou ACS Wig Program (1:26)

Brooke Street
Online Support Programs Director

ACS PAWS: Pups Assisting with Support (16:05)

Maggie Rogers
Pediatric, Adolescent, & Young Adult Cancer Support Director

ACS CARES App: Community Access to Resources, Education, and Support (30:05)

Nicole Robertson, MPH
Community Navigation Director

Using ACS Resources (44:44)

Lainie Jones
6 Time Cancer Survivor and ACS Development Associate Director

Q & A (49:00)

Webinars 2023

Novel Biomarker to Improve Therapeutic Efficacy for Invasive Breast Cancers

Listen to this webinar from American Cancer Society-funded researcher Traci Lyons, PhD, from the University of Colorado in Denver. She’s developing a biomarker to target a key gene in invasive breast cancer, which could lead to more effective treatments and better outcomes for breast cancer patients.

Introduction: Desiree Berenguer-Carton
Director, Integrated Regional Marketing

Traci Lyons, PhD (03:16)
Co-Chair, Peer Review Committee for Metastasis and Microenvironment 

Q&A (27:50)

Discover the Future: Finding the Link Between Colorectal Cancer and Gut Health

Listen to this webinar as Caroline Um, PhD — principal scientist on the American Cancer Society’s Population Science team — shares her work exploring how our microbiome relates to colorectal cancer. You’ll also hear from female boxer and cancer survivor, Bridgett Riley, about how your support helps make a difference.

Introduction: Tiffany Jones
Director, Top Performer & Survivor Engagement

Caroline Um, PhD, MSPH, RD (03:04)
Principal Scientist, Epidemiology Research 

Q&A (28:10)

Webinar & Mini Symposium 2022

Accelerating Breast Cancer Research Using Mouse Modeling and Bioengineering

Could the next breakthrough in fighting breast cancer lie within our own immune system? Listen to this exclusive webinar with American Cancer Society research grantees from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond to learn the latest on the exciting research your support helps make possible.


Hwang Lab Tour: 
Watch researchers make "breast cancer on a chip" models (2:47)

Bos Lab Tour: See devices scientists use to analyze genes of mice and more. (10:12)

Pricilla Hwang, PhD, Biomedical Engineering, 2-time ACS grantee and Paula Bos, PhD, Pathology, 4-time ACS Grantee. (16:20)

Q&A (39:47)

 June 2022 Webinar

Translation of Cancer Research to Human Testing

Introduction to BrightEdge
The American Cancer Society impact venture capital fund
Farnez Bakhski, PhD, ACS Director of Innovation

Anil Sood, MD (3:05) 
ACS Clinical Research Professor 

Key Note
Ronald DePinho, MD (6:18) 
ACS Research Professor 

ACS Mission Boost Grantee Speakers 

Darren Roblyer, PhD (45:43)

"Wearable Probe for Deep Tissue Imaging of Hemodynamics in Breast Tissue"

Joan Neuner, MD, MPH (1:16:26)

"Team-based Symptom Monitoring and Medication Management Intervention to Improve Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy Adherence"

May 2022 Mini Symposium

Webinars 2021

Eradicating Metastatic Breast Cancer Cells Using Nanotherapeutics

What if a drug could target breast cancer with little harm to healthy cells or the patient? Listen to this exclusive, live webinar to learn the latest on the exciting research your support helps make possible.

Athanasia Panopoulos, PhD (5:16)
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame

Q&A (31:16)

November 2021 Webinar

Obesity and Cancer: Mapping New Mechanisms that Promote Tumor Formation

Does obesity put you at greater risk for cancer? Can it affect your body’s ability to fight a tumor? 

Alison Ringel, PhD (4:16)
Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Marcia Haigis' Lab at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Cell Biology

Q&A (31:16)

May 2021 Webinar

Webinars 2020 

Genome Integrity, What It Is and Why It Matters in Cancer

Learn about genome integrity, studying the processes that sense damage to DNA and signal for it to be repaired so that bodies age in a healthy manner and prevent diseases, like cancer. 

Matthew Bochman, PhD (5:05)
Bochman Lab 
Indiana University

Webinar May 2020


Building Toward the Next Generation of Cancer Therapies

Learn about engineering cancer-fighting proteins, studying the link between the immune system and tumors, and more. Hear why now is such an exciting time in cancer research. 

Cancer & the Immune System (6:15)
Caitlin Castro, PhD, ACS Postdoctoral Fellow
Adams Lab, University of Chicago

Manipulating Metabolism to Fight Cancer (21:56)
John Blazeck, PhD
Blazeck Lab, Georgia Institute of Technology