New York Cancer Genomics Research Network Meeting

January 5, 2021, 5:00pm – 7:00pm | New York Genome Center

To advance collaborative efforts on cancer genomics, the New York Genome Center (NYGC) hosts meetings on the first Tuesday of every month to bring together leading cancer researchers, clinicians and postdocs from the NYGC’s Institutional Founding Members and other key academic institutions.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM:  Speaker Presentations and Q&A

This will be a VIRTUAL meeting via Zoom.


Harold Varmus Harold Varmus, MD
Senior Associate Core Member
New York Genome Center

Lewis Thomas University
Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine



Samuel F. Bakhoum, MD
Assistant Member, Human Oncology
& Pathogenesis Program
Assistant Attending, Department of Radiation Oncology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

“How Cancers with Chromosomal Instability Evade Immune Surveillance

To learn more about Dr. Bakhoum’s  research, see his lab page.


Kathryn E. Wellen,  PhD
Associate Professor of Cancer Biology
Department of Cancer Biology
Perelman School of Medicine
at the University of Pennsylvania

“Metabolic Adaptations in Pancreatic Cancer”

To learn more about Dr. Wellen’s research, see her lab page.


David Adams, PhD
Senior Group Leader, Cancer, Ageing and
Somatic Mutation Programme
Wellcome Sanger Institute

Co-head, Cambridge Cancer Centre Cell
and Molecular Biology Programme
CRUK Cambridge Centre

Functionalizing the Cancer Genome with CRISPR Tools”

To learn more about Dr. Adams’s research, see his lab page.


Moderated by Harold Varmus, MD
Discussion and Q&A will take place after each speaker presents.
These meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month; are attended, when held in person, by principal investigators in the New York region and their trainees; and are intended to be viewed by anyone in the world with an internet connection.

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