Breast Cancer Workshop - Tumor Microenvironment in Breast Cancer Progression

Breast Cancer Workshop - Tumor Microenvironment in Breast Cancer Progression

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)

Sponsored by the ASIP Breast Cancer Scientific Interest Group


Bethany Hannafon, BS, PhDChair
Bethany Hannafon, BS, PhD
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Piyali Dasgupta, PhDCo-Chair
Piyali Dasgupta, PhD
Marshall University

Session Description: This session will examine the role of the tumor microenvironment in primary breast cancer development to metastatic dissemination and therapeutic resistance. Attendees will hear from leaders in the breast cancer field about tumor-host crosstalk mediated by extracellular vesicles, the role of the immune microenvironment in cancer progression, tumor cell dormancy and its role in therapeutic resistance, and the role of the lymph node tumor microenvironment in the progression of lymph node breast cancer metastases.

  • Chair - Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Cancer - Host Crosstalk Through Extracellular miRNA
    Shizhue Emily Wang, PhD • University of California, San Diego
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Epigenetic Regulation of Immune Microenvironment and Breast Cancer Metastasis
    Qin Yan, PhD • Yale University
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Lymph Node Metastases Induce Loss of High Endothelial Venules and Lack of Lymphocyte Infiltration
    Dennis Jones, PhD • Boston University School of Medicine
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Neutralizing Protumor Inflammation: Lessons Learned from Preclinical Mouse Models
    Lisa Coussens, PhD • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Questions and Answers