Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Research Symposium

Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Research Symposium

On Friday, October 3, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso hosted the Third Annual Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Research Symposium. The conference was co-chaired by Zeina Nahleh, M.D., Dept. of Internal Medicine, Brad Bryan, Ph.D., Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, and featured three speakers from TTUHSC El Paso including Dr. Nahleh, Dr. Bryan, and Navkiran Shokar, M.D., Dept. of Family Medicine. The symposium was a success with 65 health care professionals and more than 40 members of the public attending the conference, according to symposium coordinators. A well-attended reception and poster session was held after the talks and included research from both TTUHSC El Paso and University of Texas at El Paso. The poster competition winners were as follows:

BEST POSTER PRESENTATION AWARD
The Genomic Landscape of Pediatric Bone Sarcomas
Kristi A. Ward, Marilyn Archer, Brad A. Bryan, Dianne C. Mitchell
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

10671489_974688045891480_6849267168144969380_nBEST CLINICAL RESEARCH AWARD
Acute leukemia of ambiguous lineage with trisomy 4 as the sole cytogenetic abnormality—A case report and literature review
S. Moraveji, A. Torabi2, Z. Nahleh, S. Farrag1, S. Gaur
Department of Internal Medicine and Pathology, Texas Tech University, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

BEST TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH AWARD
The Genomic Landscape of Pediatric Bone Sarcomas
Kristi A. Ward, Marilyn Archer, Brad A. Bryan, Dianne C. Mitchell
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

BEST BASIC RESEARCH AWARD
Meta-analysis of infantile hemangioma endothelial cell microarray expression data reveals significant aberrations of gene networks involved in cell adhesion and extracellular matrix composition.
Kundan Verma, Dat Tran, Brad A. Bryan, Dianne C. Mitchell
Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

HIGHEST PATIENT IMPACT AWARD
Rate of breast conserving surgery versus mastectomy in Hispanic (Latina) women with breast cancer in El Paso, TX
Zeina Nahleh, Alok Dwivedi, Luis Sanchez, Andres Alvarado
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX

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