Advances in Cancer Research

When it comes to cancer research, there is power in numbers. With over 100 types of cancers, we need strong partnerships between scientists and patients – and community-based approaches – to develop personalized cancer therapies. Through large studies on genetics and cancer, clinical trials for new treatments, and patient donation of tissues for the purposes of science, researchers around the globe are making advances in cancer research that are bringing peace of mind to patients through science.

Our community is fortunate to be the headquarters of the Healthy Nevada Project, which partners with researchers internationally to make advances in cancer research through studies of genetics. In this event, our three speakers will share how better cures can result from large-scale population studies, immunotherapies, and clinical trials.

In a moment in history when the collective benefits of medicine are at the forefront of all of our lives, join us for this enlightening evening connecting large-scale research advances to personalized care.

This virtual edition of Science Distilled will be hosted via Zoom. To make sure you don’t miss it, we encourage you to register to attend.

Featured speakers:

Riccardo Panella, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in Cancer Biology and Genetics at Center for Genomic Medicine at DRI. He worked for 6 years at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Cancer Institute / Harvard Medical School Cancer Center.

Kelsey Berry, MD. Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Panella Lab at the Center for Genomic Medicine at DRI. Her research is in the fields of Cancer Biology and Metabolism. Her goal is to become a skilled independent scientist, as well as to complete her clinical training in medicine, in order to serve as a liaison between clinicians and biomedical researchers. By straddling between these fields, she hopes to enable seamless communication between the two and to support top-quality research that will produce new improvements to our health care system.

Sara Gandolfi, MD, Ph.D. Post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Helsinki. Dr. Gandolfi worked for 5 years at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. Her research studies are focused on better understanding how blood cancers evade the immune system in order to improve immunotherapy efficacy.



Event Details

Date: June 9, 2021

Time: 7:30 – 8:30pm (PST)

Ages: All ages

Admission: Free

Location: Virtual event (Zoom)

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About Science Distilled

Science Distilled, a lecture series organized in partnership with the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, features emerging research on current topics in an engaging presentation style and provides an opportunity for audience interactions with scientists – all over a good beer.

This successful lecture series started in 2016 and has grown to five events per year, all held in Reno at various location in the community.

Previous topics have included Sculpting the Earth, The Ecology of Snow, Genetics – The Key to My Heart, The Future of Fighting Cybercrime, and Lake Tahoe – A Global Success Story.

After the event, tune into the Science Distilled podcasts – hosted by KUNR – where we break down the science and research and learn how they apply to the world around us.

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