The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MITThe David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

National Cancer Institute Cancer Center

Science + Engineering... Conquering Cancer Together

SOLUTIONS with/in/sight: Fast-Moving Frontiers

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Three outstanding trainees from Koch Institute laboratories shared the powerful tools and strategies they are using to advance the frontiers of cancer research. Focused on brain, breast, and ovarian cancer, the projects presented showcased high innovation and collaboration. They exemplified the early-stage research made possible by the Koch Institute's signature Frontier Research Program, which was developed to accelerate high-risk, high-reward ideas that all too often do not qualify for traditional government funding. From previously untested ideas in fundamental cancer biology to novel devices for cancer treatment and investigation of disease, the work presented impressed and inspired. View photos from the event on Facebook and presentations below:

Featuring:

Katerina Mantzavinou
Origami implants to beat metastasized cancer
Introduction by KI faculty member Michael Cima, David H. Koch Professor of Engineering

Madeleine Oudin, PhD
A Mena-cing response to therapy
Introduction by KI faculty member Frank Gertler, Professor of Biology

Monica Stanciu, PhD
Novel therapeutic vulnerabilities in glioblastoma
Introduction by KI faculty member Jacqueline Lees, Virginia & D.K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research, Professor of Biology, and Associate Director of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT