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Scientific Symposium

November 1, 2023 @ 3:00 pm 6:00 pm EDT

Join us as we kick off Lung Cancer Awareness Month on November 1 with our annual Scientific Symposium, Lung Cancer: New Therapies and Novel Targets, moderated by Dr. Kathryn O’Donnell. This virtual event will feature a State of Lung Cancer Research address by Dr. Brendon Stiles, followed by a roundtable discussion on new and novel topics in lung cancer.

We hope you’ll join us for this exciting virtual event! Register below.


3:00 pm Welcome remarks – Dr. O’Donnell
Address: State of Lung Cancer Research – Dr. Stiles
3:10 pm Round table discussion – Lung Cancer: New Therapies and Novel Targets
5:30 pm Q&A
Closing remarks – Dr. O’Donnell

Event chair

Kathryn O’Donnell, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biology,
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Co-leader, Development and Cancer Program,
Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center 
Member, LCRF Scientific Advisory Board


Brendon M. Stiles, MD
Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery and Surgical Oncology
Associate Director, Surgical Services, Montefiore-Einstein Cancer Center
Professor of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Montefiore Medical Center
Vice Chair, LCRF Board of Directors, LCRF Scientific Advisory Board
2013 & 2015 LCRF grantee

Chat Moderator

Isabel Preeshagul, DO, MBS
Assistant Attending Physician, Thoracic Oncology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Chair, LCRF Education + Engagement Committee


Aaron Hata, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Physician, Hematology and Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital
2012 LCRF grantee

Nikhil Joshi, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Immunobiology, Yale University
2014, 2017 & 2021 LCRF grantee

Stephen V. Liu, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University
Director of Thoracic Oncology; Head of Developmental Therapeutics, Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Member, LCRF Education + Engagement Committee

Christine Lovly, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology
Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research
Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center
Member, LCRF Scientific Advisory Board | 2010 LCRF grantee

Triparna Sen, PhD
Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Lung Cancer PDX Program,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
2017 LCRF Grantee

Colleen Conner Ziegler
Patient and advocate
LCRF Research Advocate
Member, LCRF Scientific Advisory Board