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

  • Regulation of Normal and Pathological Erythropoiesis

    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

    Andrew Brunner, MD Bradley Hunter, MD, MPH
    Rachel Rosovsky, MD
    Jake Soumerai, MD
    Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

  • HNSCC: Immunotherapy and Beyond for Recurring Disease

    January 10, 2019

    Denis Soulières, MD
    Clinic of Hemoglobinopathies and Thalassemias, CRCHUM
    Department of Medicine, University of Montreal

  • 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

  • Session Cancelled

    February 7, 2019

  • Changing Paradigms in Rectal Cancer Treatment

    February 14, 2019

    Martin Weiser, MD
    Vice Chair for Education and Faculty Development, Department of Surgery
    Stuart H.Q. Quan Chair in Colorectal Surgery
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer 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

  • Cancer Evolution as a Therapeutic Target

    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


    April 4, 2019


    April 11, 2019


    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

  • Title TBD

    May 2, 2019

    Speaker TBD

  • Title TBD

    May 9, 2019

    Nabeel Bardeesy, PhD
    Lipika Goyal, MD
    Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

  • 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