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Knight School: OHSU launches new series of community-facing science talks



Knight School is a new series of free community-facing science talks designed to educate, entertain, and inspire with stories told by OHSU Knight Cancer Institute researchers, clinicians and patients.

Media interested in attending the event should contact Amanda Gibbs:

Cancer 101: Where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going: Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. --Learn about the history of cancer treatment, what’s possible today, and what’s next in treatment and therapy as we work to end cancer as we know it.

Presenters include:

  • Brian Druker, M.D., director, Knight Cancer Institute
  • Hai Pham, M.D., pediatric dentist and cancer survivor
  • Chris Corless, M.D., Ph.D., executive director, OHSU Knight Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Bree Mitchell, Ph.D., executive director, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Center for Early Detection Advanced Research Center (CEDAR)

Unlocking the cancer code: technology, data, and genetics: Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. -- Lecture is centered on technology allows us to do today that we couldn’t do before, and where it might take us. In addition to learning more about efforts to share data across the research community in a meaningful way, event attendees will find out how genomics helped one patient ignite her passion for advocacy.

Presenters include:

  • Lara Davis, M.D., OHSU physician-researcher who specializes in caring for patients with sarcomas
  • Summer Gibbs, Ph.D., faculty member in OHSU’s Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Shannon McWeeney, Ph.D., a professor and head of bioinformatics and computational biology in the OHSU School of Medicine
  • Nichol Miller, cancer survivor and patient advocate

Media interested in attending the event should contact Amanda Gibbs:


Knight Cancer Research Building
2720 S.W. Moody Ave.
Portland, OR 97201


The one-hour presentation concludes with a question-and-answer session.

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