Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Schedule

Location: Simches Research Center, Room 3110
Time: 12:00–1:00 PM
Intended Audience: Internal MGH Faculty and Staff

The Massachusetts General Hospital 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.

October 2018

November 2018

  • The Economics of Drug Development: Searching for Nuance in the ‘Financial Toxicity’ Debate

    November 1, 2018

    Josh Bilenker, MD
    Chief Executive Officer
    Loxo Oncology

  • Frye-Halloran Symposium: Cognitive Outcomes in Cancer

    November 8, 2018

    Jeffrey Wefel, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Neuropsychology Section Chief
    Department of Neuro-Oncology
    MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Lung Cancer: Advances In Targeting the Undruggable and Druggable

    November 15, 2018

    Aaron Hata, MD, PhD

    Alice Shaw, MD, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center


    November 22, 2018

  • Lippard Lecture: Oxidative Stress Defenses in Cancer

    November 29, 2018

    Joan Brugge, PhD
    Director, Ludwig Center
    Louise Foote Pfeiffer Professor of Cell Biology
    Harvard Medical School

December 2018

  • Mastocytosis: How the Study of a Rare Disease Shed Light on the Role of Mast Cells and Provides Clue

    December 6, 2018

    Olivier Hermine, MD, PhD
    Department of Hematology
    Necker Hospital and Imagine Institute
    Paris University
    INSERM and Assistance Publique des hôpitaux de Paris

  • Predictive Medicine in Men with Metastatic Prostate Cancer

    December 13, 2018

    Andrew Armstrong, MD
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Associate Professor in Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
    Associate Professor in Surgery
    Member of the Duke Cancer Institute


    December 20, 2018


    December 27, 2018

January 2019

  • ASH Update

    January 3, 2019
    Speakers TBD

  • Topic TBD

    January 10, 2019
    Speaker TBD

  • Advances in the Treatment of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)

    January 17, 2019

    James Bussel, MD
    Professor of Pediatrics
    Weill Cornell Medical College

  • HPV in Head and Neck Cancer

    January 24, 2019

    Carole Fakhry, MD, MPH
    Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    Johns Hopkins Medicine

  • Frontiers in Targeted Therapy

    January 31, 2019

    Neal Rosen, MD, PhD
    Enid A. Haupt Chair in Medical Oncology
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

February 2019

  • Biomarkers for Therapy of Breast Cancer

    February 7, 2019

    Daniel Hayes, MD
    Stuart B. Padnos Professor of Breast Cancer Research
    Co-Director of the Breast Oncology Program
    University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Epigenetics in Breast Cancer

    February 14, 2019

    Nancy Davidson, MD
    Senior Vice President, Director and Full Member, Clinical Research Division
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


    February 21, 2019

  • Clinical Pathologic Conference

    February 28, 2019
    Speakers TBD

March 2019

  • Advances in Treatment for Ovarian Cancer

    March 7, 2019

    Anil Sood, MD
    Professor and Vice Chair for Translational Research
    Departments of Gynecologic Oncology and Cancer Biology
    Co-Director of the Center for RNA Interference and Non-Coding RNA
    MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Genomics of Liquid Biopsies

    March 14, 2019

    Alberto Bardelli, PhD
    Full Professor
    School of Medicine, University of Torino
    Candiolo Cancer Institute

  • Circulating DNA in Cancer Diagnosis

    March 21, 2019

    Nickolas Papadopoulos, PhD
    Oncology and Pathology
    Director of Translational Genetics
    Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics & Therapeutics
    Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center


    March 28, 2019

April 2019

  • Integrated Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

    April 4, 2019

    Keith Stewart, MB, ChB
    Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director, Center for Individualized Medicine
    Vasek and Anna Maria Polak Professor of Cancer Research
    Mayo Clinic

  • Targeted Therapy of CLL

    April 11, 2019

    John Byrd, MD
    Distinguished University Professor
    D. Warren Brown Chair of Leukemia Research
    Senior Adviser for Cancer Experimental Therapeutics
    The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center


    April 18, 2019

  • Genetics of Melanoma Metastasis

    April 25, 2019

    Ashani Weeraratna, PhD
    Ira Brind Professor
    Professor & Co-Leader, Immunology, Microenvironment & Metastasis Program
    Member, The Wistar Institute Melanoma Research Center

May 2019

  • Long-Term Effects of Cancer Treatment

    May 2, 2019

    Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH
    Gay and Bew White Endowed Chair in Pediatric Oncology
    Professor, Pediatric Oncology
    Vice Chair for Outcomes Research, Dept. of Pediatrics

    Director, Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship
    School of Medicine
    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Associate Director for Outcomes Research
    UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Germline Mutations in Breast Cancer

    May 9, 2019

    Charis Eng, MD, PhD, FACP
    Sondra J. & Stephen R. Hardis Endowed Chair of Cancer Genomic Medicine
    Chair and Director, Genomic Medicine Institute
    Director, Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare
    American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor
    Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute

  • Topic TBD

    May 16, 2019

    Nicholas Turner, MA, MRCP, PhD
    Professor, Breast Unit
    Consultant Medical Oncologist
    The Royal Marsden Hospital

  • Invivo Multimodality Molecular Imaging

    May 23, 2019

    Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD
    Virginia and D. K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research
    Chair, Department of Radiology
    Professor by Courtesy, Departments of Bioengineering and Materials Science & Engineering
    Director, Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS)
    Director, Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection
    Stanford University School of Medicine

  • Clinical Pathologic Conference

    May 30, 2019
    Speakers TBD