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Upstate Cancer Center marks 10th anniversary with research retreat April 26

The Upstate Cancer Center will mark the 10th anniversary of its opening with a daylong retreat highlighting some of the cancer research being done by Upstate faculty. The retreat is set for Friday, April 26 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will be held at the CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 East Fayette St., Syracuse.

The keynote address will be presented by this year’s Baldwin Distinguished Lecturer, Suzanne D. Conzen, MD, professor of internal medicine and chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology, and the Andrea L. Simmons Distinguished Chair in Cancer Research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

An established physician-scientist with multiple National Cancer Institute grants, Cohen’s research focuses on the role of the glucocorticoid receptor in prostate, breast, and ovarian cancers. She will speak on her research focused on mechanisms of glucocorticoid receptor activity in breast, prostate, and ovarian cancer.

Upstate faculty will offer brief overviews of their current cancer-related research during special morning and afternoon scientific sessions. The issues to be addressed include artificial intelligence, leukemia and ovarian, kidney, prostate and breast cancers.

The day also will feature the presentation of the Beth Baldwin Oncology Nurse Award, which recognizes an individual who highlights the sentiment of the Oncology Nursing Society: “a nurse with the perfect mix of expertise and compassion who works to provide hope and comfort to those facing the unimaginable.”

The Upstate Cancer Center opened its doors in July 2014 and has since opened satellite locations throughout CNY, including at Upstate Community Hospital, Oswego and Verona.

For more information on the retreat go here.