Cancer Care for Engineers and Scientists 2013

When: May 13, 2013 (Mon), 08:30AM to 09:30AM (add to my calendar)

2013 Keynote Speaker: David J. Beebe, PhD

Register On-Line

Attendance at the workshop is free, but registration is required. Registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch both days of the workshop and the poster session reception on the evening of May 13. Please register on-line.

About this conference:

The objective of this conference is to educate scientists and engineers about key concepts in clinical cancer care, including current controversies and areas of need. The ultimate goal of the conference is to provide a basis of knowledge to inspire physical and engineering scientists to work together with cancer researchers and clinicians to advance our understanding of cancer and to develop diagnostic, therapeutic and imaging tools. No background in cancer biology is assumed. The conference is appropriate for faculty members, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars in physics, chemistry, biomedical and engineering.

Please join us again this year, for our NEW SPEAKERS and TOPICS!


  • Day 1: Monday May 13, 2013
  • Morning Session:
  • 8:30-9 Breakfast
  • 9-9:15 Welcome - Jennifer E. Rosen, MD / Bennett Goldberg, PhD
  • 9:15-10 Introduction to Surgical Oncology - Jennifer Rosen, MD
  • 10-11 Introduction to Chemotherapy - Rita Blanchard, MD
  • 11-11:15 Coffee Break
  • 11:15-12:15 Introduction to Radiation Oncology - Gregory Russo, MD
  • 12:15-1 PM Lunch
  • Afternoon Session:
  • 1-2 Imaging In Cancer - Stephan Anderson, MD
  • 2-3 Pathology In Cancer - Michael O Brien, MD-
  • 3-3:15 Coffee Break
  • 3:15-4:15 Keynote Address - David Beebe, PhD
  • 4:15-5:15 Familial Endocrine Malignancy - Gerard Doherty, MD
  • 5:15-5:30 Wrap-up - Jennifer Rosen, MD
  • 5:30-7 Reception / Poster Session
  • Day 2: Tuesday May 14, 2013
  • Morning: Session:
  • 8:30-8:55 Breakfast
  • 8:55-9:00 Welcome - Jennifer Rosen, MD
  • 9-10 AM Pancreatic Cancer - Keith Lillemoe, MD
  • 10-11 Ovarian Cancer - AK Goodman, MD
  • 11-11:15 Coffee Break
  • 11:15-12:15 Thyroid Cancer - Stephanie Lee, MD, PhD
  • 12:15-1 PM Lunch
  • Afternoon Session:
  • 1-2 PM Soft Tissue Sarcomas - Chandrajit Raut, MD
  • 2-3 PM Targeted Cancer Therapy - Steven Libutti, MD
  • 3-3:15 PM Welcome - Dean Karen Antman, BU School of Medicine
  • 3:15-4:15 PM Palliative Care - Jennifer Hughes, MD
  • 4:15-4:45 PM Wrap-up - Jennifer Rosen, MD

Conference location:

The course will be held in Hiebert Auditorium, Boston University Medical Campus, Instructional Building, 80 E. Concord Street, 14th Fl., Boston, MA. Information about transportation and parking is available here. The location of the Instructional Building, also known as the L-building, is shown on this BU School of Medicine Map.

Poster session:

There will be a poster session on the evening of May 13 for students/post-doctoral scholars working on projects that bridge science, engineering and cancer research. If you are interested in presenting a poster, please send your name, contact information, and poster title to Brenda Hugot.

Conference directors:

Dr. Jennifer Rosen Assistant Professor of Surgery and Molecular Medicine and an Attending Surgical Oncologist at Boston University School of Medicine

Dr. Bennett Goldberg Professor and former chair of Physics, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology at Boston University

Sponsored by:

Principal Sponsor: Boston University Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology. Co-Sponsors: The Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, NIBIB Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care (CFTCC), The Office of the Dean of the School of Medicine, and The Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research.

For technical questions about this conference, please contact Conference Director Jennifer Rosen, MD. For other inquiries, please contact Brenda Hugot,, 617-353-1910.

See the videos from our 2012 Cancer short course