ROAD TO DISCOVERY SERIES

Join Padres Pedal the Cause for a unique opportunity to hear directly from cancer researchers you helped fund.
Each webinar will be an hour long: 45 minutes of content and 15 minutes of live Q&A with the audience at the end.


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MEDULLOBLASTOMA RESEARCH


Wed, August 12 – 11:30am – 12:30pm

Our first webinar will focus on pediatric medulloblastoma research being led by Rady Children’s Hospital. Join us in hearing general updates on pediatric medicine and oncology from Rady Children’s Hospital CEO Dr. Patrick Frias and Pediatric Oncologist Dr. Bill Roberts before our featured project spotlight with Dr. John Crawford that just received Padres Pedal the Cause funding in collaboration with Dr. Weschler-Reya of Sanford Burnham Prebys: a pilot trial to test the benefits of real time drug screening to determine individualized treatment plans for children and young adults with relapsed or refractory medulloblastoma.

Guest Speakers:
Dr. Patrick Frias – CEO, Rady Children’s Hospital
Dr. Bill Roberts – Medical Director, Peckham Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders
Dr. John Crawford – Director, Neuro-Oncology Program at Rady Children’s Hospital

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LUNG CANCER RESEARCH


Wed, September 2 – 11:30am – 12:30pm

Our second webinar will focus on advances in lung cancer research being led by a collaborative team of scientists from the Salk Institute, Sanford Burnham Prebys, and UC San Diego Health. Join us in hearing from Reuben Shaw, Director of the Salk Cancer Center, Dr. Hatim Husain, Associate Professor of Medicine and Oncologist at UC San Diego and Dr. Nick Cosford, Deputy Director at SBP, as they answer questions and discuss their recently funded project entitled an examination of inhibitors of the ULK1 autophagy kinase as therapeutics in NSCLC.

Guest Speakers:
Dr. Reuben Shaw – Director, Salk Cancer Center
Dr. Hatim Husain – Associate Professor of Medicine and Oncologist, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
Dr. Nick Cosford – Deputy Director, Sanford Burnham Prebys

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GASTROINTESTINAL (GIST) RESEARCH


Wed, September 23 – 11:30am – 12:30pm

Our third webinar will focus on gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) research and will feature a clinical team led by Dr. Jason Sicklick, Assistant Professor of Surgery at UC San Diego, Dr. Adam Burgoyne, Medical Oncologist at UC San Diego, and Dr. Christian Metallo, Associate Professor of Bioengineering at UC San Diego. The team received funding in 2018 for an open-label, phase 2 clinical trial testing the efficacy of temozolomide (TMZ) in advanced succinate dehydrogenase (SDH)-mutant/deficient gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). Join us in learning about advances in the team’s research and follow-on funding received for the project.

Guest Speakers:
Dr. Jason Sicklick – Assistant Professor of Surgery, UC San Diego Health Moores Cancer Center
Dr. Adam Burgoyne – Medical Oncology, UC San Diego Health Moores Cancer Center
Dr. Christian Metallo – Associate Professor, Bioengineering, UC San Diego Health Moores Cancer Center

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