Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US – yet progress is being made in understanding this disease and developing cures. We will discuss our understanding of the types, causes and drivers of cancer, with a focus on metastatic disease. We will then turn to some recent breakthroughs, including immunotherapy. Finally, we will discuss those cancers for which therapies do not work, and discuss new research underway that is designed to understand the causes of cancer resistance and relapse.

Presenter: Joyce Schroeder, Department Head, Molecular and Cellular Biology; Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology and BIO5 Institute, University of Arizona