Upcoming ​​Women in Cancer Research Pro​grams 

Women in Cancer Research Professional Advancement Session: “Owning Your Future: Creating and Seizing Opportunity”

Oct. 28, 2019
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Session Co-Chairs
Jessie M. English, PhD
Victoria M. Richon, PhD

This WICR Professional Advancement Session will feature an inspirational keynote address from Elizabeth Fox, PhD. Drawing from her own experiences, Dr. Fox will address the challenges women often face in moving their careers forward. These topics, further pursued at informal roundtable discussions after Dr. Fox's talk, will include: creating and seizing career opportunities, evolving your career with changes in the field and job landscape, the diverse career opportunities in industry and academia, and traversing career transitions. This session is taking place as part of the 2019 AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics. All conference attendees are invited to attend.

Keynote Address
Elizabeth Fox, MD
Professor Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania
Director, Developmental Therapeutics in Oncology
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Diana Brassard, PhD
Partnership Engagement, Global Development Support
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Cambridge, Massachusetts 

Pearl S. Huang, PhD
Cygnal Therapeutics
Cambridge, Massachussetts

Heike Keilhack, PhD
Ribon Therapeutics, Inc
Lexington, Massachusetts

Marcela V. Maus, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Charlestown and Boston, Massachusetts

Ruth Plummer, MD
Newcastle University, UK
Northern Inst. for Cancer Research
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

Margaret M. Woo, PharmD
Sr. Director
EMD Serono Research and Development Inst.
Billerica, Massachusetts