OICR Mondays

OICR’s Adaptive Oncology, Therapeutic Innovation, and Clinical Translation research themes have joined forces to launch ‘OICR Mondays’, a new discussion series highlighting research ideas and challenges along the cancer care continuum.

These discussions bring together cancer researchers from across the province to discuss contemporary issues in the field, identify opportunities for collaboration and brainstorm on innovative, cross-disciplinary approaches that will lead to improved outcomes for cancer patients.

Each OICR Mondays discussion is moderated by a key opinion leader and features rapid presentations from guest speakers in each of the research themes. Talks are followed by an open and lively discussion with the audience. Occasionally OICR Mondays will also host shorter seminars, where trainee speakers are invited to present ahead of a guest speaker from the cancer research community. Everyone is welcome to attend.

OICR Mondays are delivered in hybrid format to allow participants from across the province to present and participate. 

Next event: “The Hippo Pathway in Cancer and Fibrosis”

Date: Monday, February 26, 2024
Time: 3:30-5 p.m.

Moderator: Dr. Liliana Attisano, Professor, Biochemistry, University of Toronto
The identification and role of NUAKs in cancer and fibrosis: Youchen (Catherine) Song, Graduate Student (Dr. Liliana Attisano, University of Toronto)
Targeting the Hippo Pathway – Identification of kinase inhibitors to block the tumour-promoting activity of YAP/TAZ: Dr. Methvin Isaac, Senior Scientific Advisor, Drug Discovery Program, OICR
Targeting cancer with VT3989, the first-in-class and first-in-human TEAD auto-palmitoylation inhibitor: Dr. Tracy Tang, Head of Biology, Vivace Therapeutics

Zoom webinar:
Passcode: 034189

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Organizing Committee

Michelle Brazas – Adaptive Oncology
Sola Dokun – Clinical Translation
Jai Ramnauth – Therapeutic Innovation

If you would like to become part of the organizing committee, please contact