Grand Rounds

Mass General Cancer Center Grand Rounds is a CME accredited weekly seminar series. Cutting edge topics, case studies and conference highlights will be presented.

Location: Simches Research Center, Room 3110
Start time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center Grand Rounds program has emerged as a premiere oncology conference in Boston. This program provides an opportunity for Mass General professional staff and fellows to learn from national and international leaders and innovators in cancer treatment and research. 

Grand Rounds offers CME credit, and is structured as a 45 minute lecture followed by 15 minutes of discussion and interaction. Please see below to view the weekly topics and presenters.

Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Schedule

ASCO Review
October 1, 2015
Aditya Bardia, MD
Attending Physician, Mass General Cancer Center
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Anna Farago, MD, PhD
Thoracic Oncology Center
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Janet Murphy, MD, MPH

Instructor in Medicine
Tucker Gosnell Center for Gastrointestinal Malignancies
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Philip Saylor, MD
Assistant Physician, Medical Oncology, Mass General Cancer Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Ryan Sullivan, MD

Assistant in Medicine
Center for Melanoma
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

October 8, 2015

Developing Personalized Cancer Vaccines
October 15, 2015
Nir Hacohen, PhD
Principal Investigator, Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases
Associate Immunologist, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Senior Associate Member, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

Targeting the PI3K Signaling Pathway in Cancer
October 22, 2015
Lew Cantley, PhD
Meyer Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medical College/Ronald P. Stanton Clinical Cancer Program at New York-Presbyterian
Margaret and Herman Sokol Professor in Oncology Research Professor of Cancer Biology in Medicine

Update on Endocrine Neoplasia
November 5, 2015
Steven Sherman, MD
Associate Vice Provost, Clinical Research
Chair and Naguib Samaan Distinguished Professor in Endocrinology
Department of Endocrine Neoplasia & Hormonal Disorders
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

November 12, 2015

Clinical Pathologic Conference
November 19, 2015
Speakers TBD

November 26, 2015

New Approaches to Bone Marrow Transplantation
December 3, 2015
Michael Caligiuri, MD
Director, OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center
CEO, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Professor of Internal Medicine, Ohio State College of Medicine

Clinical Aspects of Immune Checkpoint Therapeutics
December 10, 2015
Donald P. Lawrence, MD
Lecturer, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Clinical Director, Center for Melanoma, Massachusetts General Hospital

December 17, 2015
Mark E. Robson, MD
Medical Oncologist
Clinic Director, Clinical Genetics Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

December 24, 2015

December 31, 2015

ASH Update
January 7, 2016
Amir Fathi, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director of Clinical Research, Leukemia Program, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Ephraim Hochberg, MD
Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Annemarie Fogerty, MD
Instructor in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Areej El-Jawahri, MD
Instructor in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Elizabeth O’Donnell, MD
Instructor, Internal Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Assistant, Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
January 14, 2016
Jedd Wolchok, MD, PhD
Lloyd J. Old/Virginia and Daniel K. Ludwig Chair in Clinical Investigation
Chief, Melanoma & Immunotherapeutics Service
Associate Director, Ludwig Center for Cancer Immunotherapy and Associate Member, Ludwig Cancer Research
Professor of Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 

Prostate Cancer Genetics
January 21, 2016
Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD
Director, Michigan Center for Translational Pathology
S.P. Hicks Endowed Professor of Pathology and Urology
American Cancer Society Research Professor
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of Michigan Medical School

Understanding Immune Response to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
January 28, 2016
Stephen Ansell, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Molecular Approaches to Breast Cancer
February 4, 2016
Matthew Ellis, MBChB, PhD
Director, Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, Baylor College of Medicine

Current Research in Brain Cancer
February 11, 2016
Joseph Costello, MD
Professor in Residence, Department of Neurological Surgery, UCSF
Karen Osney Brownstein Endowed Chair in Molecular Neuro-Oncology, UCSF

February 18, 2015

Targeting GI Cancers
February 25, 2016
Scott Kopetz, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Gastrointestinal (GI) Medical Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

RAS Signaling and Cancer
March 3, 2016
Frank McCormick, PhD
Professor Emeritus, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
David A. Wood Distinguished Professorship of Tumor Biology and Cancer Research

Bone Marrow Transplantation: A Platform for Understanding Immune Response
March 10, 2016
James Ferrara, MD
Senior Faculty, Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Senior Faculty, Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology
Senior Faculty, Oncological Sciences
Mount Sinai Hospital

Clinical Pathologic Conference
March 17, 2016
Speakers TBD

March 24, 2016
Douglas R. Lowy, MD
Acting Director, National Cancer Institute
Chief of the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, Center for Cancer Research

March 31, 2016
Speaker TBD

April 7, 2015

AML Update
April 14, 2016
Timothy Ley, MD
Professor of Medicine and Genetics, Division of Oncology
Washington University School of Medicine

April 21, 2015

Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
April 28, 2016
Robert Brodsky, MD
Director, Division of Hematology
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Oncology
Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Current Approaches in Radiation Oncology
May 5, 2016
Peter Glazer, MD, PhD
Robert E. Hunter Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and Professor of Genetics\;
Chair, Department of Therapeutic Radiology
Yale University

Pharmacogenomic Approaches in ALL
May 12, 2016
Mary Relling, PharmD
Chair, Pharmaceutical Sciences Department
St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital

GI Cancer Pathology
May 19, 2016
Daniel Laheru, MD
Associate Professor of Oncology
Ian T. MacMillan Professorship in Clinical Pancreatic Cancer Research
Clinical Director, Division of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Co-Director, Skip Viragh Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research and Clinical Care
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Clinical Pathologic Conference
May 26, 2016
Speakers TBD



Among the best in the nation for cancer care

U.S. News & World Report ranks the Mass General Cancer Center in the top 10 among U.S. hospitals.


Learn about targeted therapy clinical trials

Visit for more information on the latest genomic research, cancer treatments and clinical trials.

Support the Cancer Center

Your gift of any amount will help us in our mission to advance knowledge and to rapidly translate discovery into exceptional cancer care. Learn more about making a gift, including tribute giving and other ways to get involved.