Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds Presentations are held every Tuesday from September to June from 12pm - 1 pm at the London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP) at Victoria Hospital. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the academic year with start with the hosting of Grand Rounds virtually and until such times as it is safe to host these meetings in person again. Please see below for the comprehensive list of presentations.

September 2020 to June 2021

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Tues, Sept 15, 2020

LRCP: via Webex

12 - 1 p.m.

 

Dr. Stephanie Lheureux, MD. PhD. Assistant Professor, University of Toronto. Staff Physician, Site Lead and Principal Investigator, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Co-Director, Multidisciplinary Gynecologic Oncology Annual Steering Committee.

"Rethinking Ovarian Cancer"

Hosted by Dr. Trevor Shepherd, Experimental Oncology 

Poster

 

 

Tues, Sept 22, 2020

LRCP: via Webex

12 - 1 p.m.

Dr. Armen Parsyan, MD, PhD, DSc, MPH, FRCSC. Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, and Oncology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. General Surgeon and Breast Surgical Oncologist, London Health Sciences Centre. Clinician-Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute.

"Multimodality Treatment of Breast Cancer: Translational Studies of Polo Like Kinase 4 (PLK4) Inhibition and Radiotherapy".

 Hosted by Dr. Patrick Colquhoun, Surgical Oncology  

 Poster

 

Tues, Sept 29, 2020

LRCP: via Webex

12 - 1 p.m.

Dr. Phillip Blanchette, MSc, MD, FRCPC. Medical Oncologist, London Regional Cancer Program. Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, Western University. Scientist, Lawson Research Institute. 

"Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in Cancer Patients: Lessons to be learned during a COVID-19 pandemic."

Hosted by Dr. Stephen Welch, Medical Oncology

Poster

 

Tues, Oct 6, 2020

LRCP: via Webex

12 - 1 p.m.

Dr. Sten Myrehaug, MD, MFRCPC. Radiation Oncologist, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto. 

"Radiation for Pancreas Cancer: Indications and Advances"

Hosted by Dr. Robert Dinniwell, Radiation Oncology

 Poster

 

Tues, Oct 13, 2020

 

Cancelled - 1st day after Thanksgiving

Tues, Oct 20, 2020

LRCP: via Webex

12 - 1 p.m.

Dr. Matthew Cecchini, MD, PhD, FRCPC. Pathologist, London Health Sciences Centre. Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. 

"Going Beyong the Glass: Unlocking the Power of Pathology through Digital Image Analysis."

Hosted by Dr. Joe Mymryk, Experimental Oncology

 

Poster

 

Tues, Oct 27, 2020

LRCP: via Webex

12 - 1 p.m.


Dr. Sara Kuruvilla, MBBS. FRCPC. Assistant Professor, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University. Medical Oncologist, London Regional Cancer Program 

and 

Christina Parker, Au.D. Reg. CASLPO. Clinical Audiologist/Professional Practice Specialist, London Health Sciences Centre.

"The Lost Consonants: Hearing Loss in the context of curative treatment for Head and Neck Cancers."

Hosted by Dr. Stephen Welch, Medical Oncology

 

Poster

 

Tues, Nov 3, 2020

LRCP: via Webex

12 - 1 p.m.

Dr. Alejandro Lazo-Langner, MD. MSc. FRCPC. Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Oncology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute. Adjunct Scientist, Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences. Hematologist, London Health Sciences Centre. 

"Current concepts on the prevention and management of Thrombosis in Cancer".

Hosted by Dr. Kang HowsonJan, Hematology Oncology 

Poster

 

Tues, Nov 10, 2020

LRCP: via Webex

12 - 1 p.m.

Dr. Timothy Nguyen, MD. FRCPC. Assistant Professor, Dept. of Oncology, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University. Radiation Oncologist, London Regional Cancer Program.

Dr. Fawaz Siddiqi, MD. MBA. FRCSC. FACS. Associate Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery and Orthopedics, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University. Surgeon, London Health Sciences Centre. 

"A Contemporary Multidisciplinary Approach to Spine Metastases".

Hosted by Dr. Robert Dinniwell, Radiation Oncology

 

 Poster

 

Tues, Nov 17, 2020

LRCP: via Webex

Windsor: via Webex

12 - 1 p.m.

Lisa Porter, PhD. Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, University of Windsor. Executive Director, WE-SPARK Health Institute. 

"Translational Cancer Research: Are We Speaking the Same Language Yet?"

Hosted by Dr. Caroline Hamm, Windsor Division of Medical Oncology

 

Poster

 

Tues, Nov 24, 2020

LRCP: Via Webex

12 - 1 p.m.

Dr. Mahvash Tavassoli. DPhil. Professor, Molecular Oncology, King's College, London, UK. Head, Department of Molecular Oncology. Lead, Head and Neck Cancer Research Group, King's Health Partners. 

"Tumor Microenvironment and Therapeutic Response".

Hosted by Dr. Joe Mymryk, Experimental Oncology

Poster

 

 

Tues, Dec 1, 2020

LRCP: via Webex

12 - 1 p.m.

Dr. Jacob VanDyk, PhD. Professor Emeritus, Departments of Oncology, and Medical Biophysics. Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Western University. 

"The Evolution of Technology in Radiation Oncology: The Rapid Pace Escalates".

Hosted by Dr. Stewart Gaede, Department of Physics

 

 Poster

 

Tues, Dec 8, 2020

LRCP: via Webex

12 - 1 p.m.

Dr. Rob Barnett,  PhD. Associate Professor, Departments of Oncology, and Medical Biophysics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. Retired, Chief Physicist, London Regional Cancer Program, London Health Sciences Centre. 

Dr. Kevin Jordan, PhD. Associate Professor, Departments of Oncology, and Medical Biophysics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. Medical Physicist, London Regional Cancer Program, London Health Sciences Centre. 

 "Quality Assurance Tools for 4D Radiation Therapy".

Hosted by Dr. Stewart Gaede, Department of Physics

 

Poster

 

 

Tues, Dec 15, 2020

LRCP: via Webex

12-1 p.m.

Joel Faflak. Professor, Department of English and Writing Studies and Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, Western University. Visiting Professor, Victoria College, University of Toronto.

"Negative Capability in the Classroom".

Hosted by Dr. Veera Panuganty, LRPC's Wellness Lead

Poster

 

Tues, Dec 22, Dec 29, 2020 and Jan 5, 2021 Grand Rounds Cancelled due to Christmas Holidays

Tues, Jan 12, 2021

LRCP: 

12 - 1 p.m.

Roberta Zappasodi, PhD. Assistant Professor of Hematology in Medicine. Division of Hematology & Medical Oncology, Parker Bridge Scholar, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, Weill Cornell Medicine.

"Overcoming Resistance to Immune Checkpoint Blockade with Precision Cancer Immunotherapy".

Hosted by Dr. Saman Maleki, PhD.  Experimental Oncology 

Poster

 

Tues, Jan 19, 2021

LRCP: 

12 - 1 p.m.

Heather Shaddick, M.S.W., R.S.W. & Kim Turner, M.S.W., R.S.W. and Manuela Paruch. Social Workers, Department of Oncology, London Health Sciences Centre. 

"Cancer in a Pandemic:Patient Stories of the Challenges of Cancer and COVID".

Hosted by Mark Mussio, Manager - Supportive and Palliative Care

 

 Poster

 

Tues: Jan 26, 2021

LRCP: 

12 - 1 p.m.

Seth Climans, Neuro-Oncology Fellow, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto. 

"Perspectives of Neuro-Oncology Clinicians on Medical Assistance in Dying".

Hosted by Dr. Stephen Welch, Medical Oncology 

Poster

 

Tues, Feb 2, 2021

LRCP: 

12 - 1 p.m.

Team SABR VS Team BRACHY

Drs. Glenn Bauman and George Rodrigues VS Drs. David D'Souza and Lucas Mendez.

"Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer". 

Moderated by Dr. Timothy Nyugen, Radiation Oncology

 Poster

 

Tues, Feb 9, 2021

 

Cancelled due to Annual Immuno-Oncology Symposium

 

 

Tues, Feb 16, 2021 Grand Rounds Cancelled due to Family Day

Tues, Feb 23, 2021

LRCP: 

12 - 1 p.m.

Dr. Karl Munger, PhD. Professor and Chair, Department of Developmental, Molecular and Chemical Biology, Tufts University School of Medicine (Boston).

"Oncogenic Activities of Human Papillomaviruses".

Hosted by Dr. Joe Mymryk, Experimental Oncology

Poster

 

 

Tues, Mar 2, 2021

LRCP: 

12 - 1 p.m.

Dr. Maria MacDonald, MD. FRCPC. Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Director, Adult Neuro-Oncology Neurofibromatosis Clinic in collaboration with the Paediatric NF Clinic. London Regional Cancer Program. London Health Sciences Centre. 

Dr. Shayna Zelcer, MD. FRCPC. Associate Professor, Department of Paediatric Neuro-Oncology. Director, Paediatric Neurofibromatosis Clinic in Collaboration with the Adult NF Clinic. London Health Sciences Centre. 

Hosted by Dr. Stephen Welch, Medical Oncology 

Poster

 

 

Tues, Mar 9, 2021

LRCP: 

12 - 1 p.m.

Dr. Chandlee Dickey, MD. FRCPC. Dr. Ruth Lanius, MD., PhD., FRCPC. & Dr. Don Richardson, MD. FRCPC.

"Maintaining Our Mental Health during COVID".

Hosted by Dr. Veera Panuganty, LRCP's Wellness & Resiliency Task Force

Poster

 

Tues, Mar 16, 2021

 

Grand Rounds Cancelled due to March Break 

Tues, Mar 23, 2021

LRCP:

Windsor:

12 - 1 p.m.

 

Dr. Munir Rahim, PhD. Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Windsor. Core Principal Researcher, WE-Spark Health Institute. 

"Cancer Immunosurveillance by Natural Killer Cells".

Hosted by Dr. Caroline Hamm, Windsor Division of Medical Oncology

Poster

 

 

Tues, Mar 30, 2021

LRCP:

12 - 1 p.m.

Dr. Erin Gillespie, MD. Assistant Attending, Department of Radiation Oncology. Member, Center for Health Policy and Outcomes. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 

"Improving the quality of radiation treatment:from dissemination to implementation".

Hosted by Dr. Robert Dinniwell, Radiation Oncology

Poster

 

Tues, Apr 6, 2021

 

 Grand Rounds Cancelled due to Easter Holiday

 

Tues, Apr 13, 2021

LRCP:

12 - 1 p.m.

Dr. John Lenehan, MD. FRCPC. Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.  Clinician-Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute. Medical Oncologist, London Regional Cancer Program. 

"The role of FMT in Cancer Management".

Hosted by Dr. Stephen Welch, Medical Oncology


Poster

Webex:1-416-915-6530 

Code:160-409-7680

Tues, Apr 20, 2021

LRCP:

12 - 1 p.m.

 

Dr. Francis Rodier, PhD. Assistant Professor, Departments of Radiology, and Radio-Oncology, University of Montreal. Principal Scientist, CHUM Research Centre. 

"Exploiting therapy-induced cell fate decisions to enhance cancer treatment".

Hosted by Dr. Joe Mymryk, Experimental Oncology

 

Poster

Webex:1-416-915-6530

Code:157-948-2587

Tues, Apr 27, 2021

LRCP:

12 - 1 p.m.

 

Brandon Disher, PhD., MCCPM. Jonatan Snir, PhD., MCCPM. & Jason Vickress, PhD. 

"Meet the new LRCP Medical Physicists". 

Hosted by Dr. Stewart Gaede, Department of Physics

Poster

Webex: 1-416-915-6530

Code:160-365-9660

Tues, May 4, 2021

LRCP:

12 - 1 p.m.

 

Dr. Andrea Serena, London InterCommunity Health Centre

 

Hosted by Dr. Anita Singh, Supportive and Palliative Care

Tues, May 11, 2021

LRCP:

12 - 1 p.m.

 

Dr. Elena Tsvetkova,  MD. M.Ed. FRCPC. Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. Medical Oncologist, London Regional Cancer Program, London Health Sciences Centre.  

"Diagnosis and Strategies in Management of Neuroendocrine Tumors".

Hosted by Dr. Stephen Welch, Medical Oncology 

 

Poster

Webex

Call in Number: 416-915-6530 

Code:180-092-5178

Tues, May 18, 2021

LRCP:

12 - 1 p.m.

 

 

 Hosted by Dr. Robert Dinniwell, Radiation Oncology

Tues, May 25, 2021

 

Grand Rounds Cancelled due to Victoria Day Weekend

Tues, June 1, 2021

LRCP: 

12 - 1 p.m.

 Dr. Qi. Zhang

Hosted by Dr. Joe Mymryk, Experimental Oncology 

Tues, June 8, 2021

LRCP: 

12 - 1 p.m.

 

Hosted by Dr. Stephen Welch, Medical Oncology 

Tues, June 15, 2021

LRCP: 

12 - 1 p.m.

Hosted by Dr. Robert Dinniwell, Radiation Oncology 

 

 

Tues, June 22, 2021

LRCP: 

12 - 1 p.m.

 Dr. Rahul Nayak

Hosted by Dr. Patrick Colquhoun, Surgical Oncology