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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.  

Webinar June 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)

Mini Symposium May 2022

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

Facilitator: 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"


Webinars 2021 and 2020

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? 
title Obesity and cancer: Mapping new mechanisms that promote tumorgeneisis by Alison E. Ringel, PhD ACS Webinar May 11, 2021 and image of green and cells

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

Cancer Metastasis: From Basic Mechanisms to Novel Therapeutics

In many cases, a tumor’s progression can be the difference between life and death. How does this happen and what can be done to help save lives? Listen to this exclusive webinar to learn the latest on the exciting research you help make possible.
Asian man wearing glasses with blue tie and red folder with white woman in T-shirt labeled Stage IV stampede

Rachel Fournier (5:58)
Director of Foundation Relations for the Northeast Region at the American Cancer Society and Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient

Yibin Kang, PhD (14:10)
American Cancer Society Research Professor
Princeton University

Q&A (27:29)

Webinar Oct. 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. 
A technician holds DNA samples that have been stored in a high-density format for automated handling at the Cancer Genomics Research Laboratory, part of the National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG).

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

Webinar May 2020

Webinar: 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. 
Scientist Working in The Laboratory

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

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