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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Latest Research on Metastatic Breast Cancer


Guest Speakers:
Rebecca A. Shatsky, MD & Brooke Emerling, PhD

We hope you can join us for this informative lecture luncheon on what’s taking place today in the field of metastatic breast cancer. You’ll hear from both a clinician and researcher on their different perspectives. 

Rebecca A. Shatsky, MD Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center

Rebecca A. Shatsky is a board-certified medical oncologist who specializes in treating breast cancer. As a medical oncologist at an academic medical center, Dr. Shatsky teaches medical students, residents, and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She conducts breast cancer research at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health and has launched an investigator-initiated phase I clinical trial that focuses on the treatment of locally advanced and metastatic breast cancer. Her research work focuses on the treatment of triple negative breast cancer and is funded by multiple sources, including grants from the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Brooke Emerling, PhD Assistant Professor, Cancer Metabolism and Signaling -Networks Program, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Brooke Emerling received her BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz and her Ph.D. from Northwestern University. As a Ph.D. student in the laboratory of Navdeep Chandel, Brooke identified and characterized novel signaling pathways that regulate the transcription factor hypoxia inducible factor-1. Upon completion of her Ph.D, Brooke joined the laboratory of Lewis Cantley at Harvard Medical School. There she discovered that the loss of function of the PI5P4Ks resulted in synthetic lethality with p53 loss and began to elucidate the role of the PI5P4K family of enzymes in cancer metabolism. After she completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Brooke became an Instructor of Cancer Biology in Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine where she continued her research on lipid kinase signaling and cancer metabolism. In August 2016, Brooke joined the faculty at SBP Medical Discovery Institute as an Assistant Professor in the Cancer Metabolism and Signaling Networks Program.

Event Details

Registration/Social Time: 11:30am – 12:00pm
Lunch & Presentation: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Price: $50.00
Attire: Business Casual, no jeans
Location: La Jolla Country Club
REGISTER: Online registration required by NOV 7, walk-ins are not permitted.

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2020 Health Lecture Luncheons, topics to be announced:

  • Friday, February 7th
  • Thursday, May 14th
  • Thursday, August 6th
  • Thursday, November 12th

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