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Recent Program Publications

Vaccine Strategies for Human Papillomavirus-Associated Head and Neck Cancers


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Immunotherapy and radiation therapy sequencing: State of the data on timing, efficacy, and safety


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A Phase II Basket Trial of Dual Anti–CTLA-4 and Anti–PD-1 Blockade in Rare Tumors (DART SWOG 1609) in Patients with Nonpancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors


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Speed Mentor Workshop

Opportunity for trainees and junior faculty to network and ask questions about career paths, scientific progress, and learning healthcare organizational culture


Dong-Er Zhang, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Pathology
Dept. of Molecular Biology
University of California San Diego

Nicholas Lopez-Galvez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Environmental Health
San Diego State University

Dennis Trinidad, Ph.D.

Professor of Public Health
Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs
Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health & Human Longevity Science
University of California San Diego

november 10

12-1pm on Zoom

upcoming dates

Nov 10

Dec 8

CT2 Lecture Series

Training the next generation of leaders in cancer drug and diagnostics development

Mondays 12PM - 1PM VIA ZOOM


A Narrative from Discovery to Delivering Care

Speaker: Jonathan Pachter, Ph.D.


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MRTX0902: A SOS1 inhibitor for therapeutic intervention of KRAS-driven cancers

Speaker: jacob haling, ph.d.


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Title Forthcoming

Speaker: tim wang


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The development of safe and effective therapeutic and diagnostic agents and the strategies to guide their use is essential to improving the care of cancer patients in our catchment area and beyond.Learn more about the program and goals here





Ezra Cohen, MD

Professor of Medicine
Associate Director,
Translational Science
Chief of Division of
Moores Cancer Center

Phone: 858-822-5800


Judith Varner, PhD

Professor, Pathology and Medicine
Director, Faculty Mentoring for the Department of Pathology

Phone: 858-822-2703