This April, NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center researchers and physicians join colleagues from around the world at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting in San Diego.

Below are notable sessions featuring our faculty and fellows.

Sunday, April 7

Selective therapeutic antibodies against oncogenic mutations of the HER2 extracellular region
Session: LBPO.ET01 – Late-Breaking Research: Experimental and Molecular Therapeutics 1
Presenter: Injin Bang, PhD
Senior Author: Shohei Koide, PhD
Time: 1:30–5:00PM

Monday, April 8

Hepatocytes compensate for the loss of PHGDH in pancreatic cancer cells during liver metastasis
Session: Session PO.TB11.12 – Pancreatic Cancer Microenvironment
Presenter: Koelina Ganguly, MD
Senior Author: Alec Kimmelman, MD, PhD
Time: 9:00AM–12:30PM

TNG260, a small molecule CoREST inhibitor, sensitizes STK11-mutant NSCLC to anti-PD1 immunotherapy
Session: Session MS.IM01.02 – Immune Targets and Therapies
Presenter: Ayushi Patel, PhD
Senior Author: Kwok-Kin Wong, MD, PhD
Time: 3:05–3:20PM

A novel mouse model reveals potential therapeutic strategies for RIT1-driven lung adenocarcinomas
Session: MS.MCB03.01 – Novel Mechanisms of Oncogenesis and New Therapeutic Targets
Presenter: Alessandro Mauro Mozzarelli, PhD
Senior Author: Pau Castel, PhD
Time: 3:20–3:35PM

Tuesday, April 9

Topographical investigation of metabolites in excised squares (TIMES2): Comprehensive cross-sectional metabolite quantification of pancreatic cancer in vivo
Session: PO.MCB09.03 – Metabolomics
Presenter: Peter Yu, MD
Senior Author: Alec Kimmelman, MD, PhD
Time: 9:00AM-12:30PM

Oral microbiome and subsequent risk for head and neck squamous cell cancer development
Session: MS.PS01.01 – Molecular Epidemiology
Presenter: Soyoung Kwak, PhD
Senior Author: Richard B. Hayes, DDS, MPH, PhD
Time: 3:35–3:50PM

The gut microbiome is associated with recurrence free survival in patients with resected Stage III or Stage IV melanoma treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors
Session: Session PO.CL01.10 – Predictive Biomarkers 5
Presenter: Mykhaylo Usyk, PhD candidate
Senior Author: Jiyoung Ahn, PhD
Time: 1:30–5:00PM

Wednesday, April 10

Major Symposium
Cancer Metabolism Across Scales: From Organelles to Organisms
Presenter: Alec Kimmelman, MD, PhD
Time: 10:15–11:45AM