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Contact: Elizabeth Streich
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Columbia University Medical Center
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Columbia experts at American Assoc. for Cancer Research 2013 Annual Meeting

The following research from clinician-scientists at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center will be presented at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting, April 6, 2013, in Washington, DC.

EMBARGO NOTE: The embargo for all abstracts to be presented at the AACR Annual Meeting is in effect until the date and time of the presentation unless otherwise noted on the abstract and/or this summary. Please address any questions to the AACR media and public relations team.

Cancer Imaging in Mice and Men
Authors: Andrew Kung, MD, PhD, chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplantation
Presentation Time: Sunday, April 7, 7:00 am:00 am

Major Symposium--The Origins and Clinical Implications of Precancerous Lesions
Author: Cory Abate-Shen, PhD, professor of urology, director of research, Department of Urology
Presentation Time: Sunday, April 7, 1:00 pm:00 pm

The Interface Between Development and Cancer Using Model Organisms
Author: Michael Shen, PhD, professor of medicine and of genetics and development
Presentation Time: Sunday, April 7, 1:00 pm:00 pm

The Origins of Neoplastic Progression of Barrett's Esophagus
Author: Timothy C. Wang, MD, chief, Division of Digestive & Liver Diseases, Silberberg Professor of Medicine
Presentation Time: Sunday, April 7, 1:00 pm:00 pm

Exploration of Genome-Wide Circulating MicroRNA in Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) - Dysregulation of miR-483-5p and miR-150 as Diagnostic Marker
Author: Jing Shen, PhD, assistant professor of environmental health sciences
Presentation Time: Sunday, April 7, 1:00 pm:00 pm

Hiding from Chemo: Leukemia Cells Making Tumors to Survive [in Session: Role of Microenvironment in Tumor Dormancy and Resistance Niches]
Author: Isabel Cunningham, MD, adjunct associate research scientist, hematology oncology
Presentation Time: Sunday, April 7, 3:15 pm:15 pm

Loss of PTEN Expression Predicts Poor Prognosis in Patients with Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms of the Pancreas
Author: Dario Garcia-Carracedo, PhD, associate research scientist
Presentation Time: Monday, April 8, 1:00 pm:00 pm

Predictive Modeling of Cancer Treatment in Single Patients (N of 1)
Author: Andrea Califano, PhD, chief, Division of Biomedical Informatics, professor of systems biology (in biomedical informatics and the Institute for Cancer Genetics)
Presentation Time: Monday, April 8, 5:00 pm::30 pm

Inactivation of the Activin Signaling Pathway Accelerates the Development of Pancreatic Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms in vivo
Author: Wanglong Qiu, MD, PhD, associate research scientist
Presentation Time: Tuesday April 9, 8:00 am:00 pm

Current Concepts in Diagnostics and Therapeutics Research - Next-Generation Therapeutic Modeling in Mice
Author: Cory Abate-Shen, PhD, professor of urology, director of research, Department of Urology
Presentation Time: Tuesday, April 9, 8:15 am:15 am

Cancer Targets and Discovery
Author: Andrea Califano, PhD, chief, Division of Biomedical Informatics, professor of systems biology (in biomedical informatics and the Institute for Cancer Genetics)
Presentation Time: Wednesday, April 10, 11:00 am:00 pm

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