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The Cancer Molecular Therapeutics Research Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce the location of the
2024 CMTRA conference at 
Granlibakken Tahoe Resort in Lake Tahoe, California. 

The conference is scheduled for July 14th - 18th, 2024. 


The CMTRA is excited to share more news about registration and program details so
on! 

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ABOUT THE CANCER MOLECULAR THERAPEUTICS RESEARCH ASSOCIATION

The Full Story

  • Provides a dynamic platform for the most contemporary and controversial approaches to the treatment of cancer

  • Dedicates half of the formal presentation time to questions and answers to promote rigorous discussion

  • Welcomes an active dialog among investigators from industry, academia, government and, foundations

  • Enables informal and intimate (150 participants) networking for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents and, early-stage and established investigators

  • Awards the top four poster presenters with the opportunity to orally present their research and attend next year’s conference free of charge

  • Builds on the legacy of more than two decades of annual conference

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The 2022 and 2023 CMTRA Conferences have both been remarkable events. The CMTRA Board and event team are excited about the 2024 Annual Conference to come! 
See below for pictures from the 2022 and 2023 CMTRA Annual Conferences. 

 

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ANNUAL MEETINGS

Programs

The Cancer Molecular Therapeutics Research Association [CMTRA] was created in 2008 to organize and host the annual Molecular Therapeutics of Cancer meeting. The meeting objective is to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of contemporary research in the field of cancer drug development and therapy. Modeled after small Gordon-type conferences, the meeting provides an opportunity for young and established researchers to discuss and challenge current paradigms for cancer drug development and therapy, as well as a venue where novel ideas can be presented with anticipation of lively debate.

Officers & Board Members

CMTRA

Emeritus Board Members: 

  • James D. Winkler, Ph.D. - Cheif Scientific Officer | OnKure Therapeutics | Boulder, Colorado
    Mary-Ann Bjornsti, Ph.D. - Professor Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology | University of Alabama at Birmingham | Birmingham, AL

  • Peter Houghton, Ph.D. - Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute | UT Health at San Antonio | San Antonio, TX

  • Phillip Dennis, M.D., Ph.D. - Sanofi Oncology | 

  • James Winkler, Ph.D. - OnKure Therapeutics | Boulder, CO

  • Robert Kramer, Ph.D. - RAKramer Consulting LLC |  Newton, PA

  • Alan Eastman, Ph.D. - Professor Emeritus | Norris Cotton Cancer Center | Dartmouth College | Hanover, NH

  • John A. Hickman, D.Sc. - Agon Consulting, Paris 

  • Branimir I. Sikic, M.D. - Director | Stanford Clinical & Translational Research Unit; Co-director | Stanford University School of Medicine | Stanford, CA  

 

MARTIN MCMAHON, PH.D.

President

Cumming-Presidential Professor of Cancer Biology & Senior Director for Preclinical Translation | Huntsman Cancer Institute & Dept. of Dermatology | University of Utah | Salt Lake City, UT

LORI FRIEDMAN, PH.D.

Vice President

Chief Scientific Officer | ORIC Pharmaceuticals | South San Francisco, CA

WILLIAM J. PLACZEK, PH.D. 

Treasurer

Associate Professor | Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics; Director | Central Alabama High-Field NMR Facility; Co-Director | Structural Biology Shared Facility, Cancer Center | The University of Alabama at Birmingham

SHIVA MALEK, PH.D.

Board Member

Global Head, Oncology | Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research

ARIA VAISHNAVI, PH.D.

Board Member

Assistant Professor | Department of Cancer Biology | University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

EMMA LEES, PH.D.

Board Member

Head, Mechanisms of Cancer Resistance Thematic Research Center | Bristol Myers Squibb

ELI M. WALLACE, PH.D.

Board Member

Chief Scientific Officer, Oncology | BridgeBio | Dallas, TX

BOB ABRAHAM, PH.D.

Board Member

Executive Vice President | Head of Cancer Biology | Odyssey Therapeutics

ZAHID H. SIDDIK, PH.D.

Board Member

Professor of Medicine | Pharmacology Department of Experimental Therapeutics | MD Anderson Cancer Center | Houston, TX

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