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8:00 – 8:20 am
Breakfast - fruit, pastries, coffee & tea

8:20 – 8:30 am
Welcome & Introduction
William Weiss, MD, PhD (UCSF)

8:30 – 9:00 am
"The MYCN/MAX/MNT network is a sensor pf aberrant RNA processing"
Martin Eilers, MD (University of Wuerzburg, Bavaria, Germany)

9:00 – 9:15 am
"Targeting immune evasion in MYC driven tumors"
Joyce Lee, PhD (UCSF)

9:15 – 9:30 am
"MYC Synthetic-Lethal metabolic vulnerabilities"
Andrei Goga, MD, PhD (UCSF)

9:30 – 10:00 am
"Targeting oncogenic enhancers in DIPG/DMG"
Sebastian Waszak, MD (UCSF)

10:00 – 10:15 am
Coffee break

10:15 – 10:45 am
"The hidden half of MYC driven cancers"
Anindya Bagchi, PhD (Sanford Burnham Prebys, La Jolla, CA)

10:45 – 11:15 am
"Targeting oncogenic N-MYC complexes in high-risk pediatric neural tumors"
Bo Qiu, MD, PhD (UCSF)

11:15 – 11:45 am
"Doubling down on MYC high cancers: Activating resident tumor immunity through MYC-dependent synthetic lethal strategies"
Juha Klefström, MD (University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland)

11:45am – 12:15pm
"Regulating selective translational control of oncogenes in cancer"
Joanna Kovalski, PhD (UCSF)

12:15pm – 12:30pm
Wrap up, adjourn


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This is a meeting of the Pediatric Malignancies Program of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. For participation details, please contact Deborah Carlton (

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