Holmes and Cancer Center Host Research Symposium on Bleeding and Cancer

April 28, 2016 by Sarah Keblin

The University of Vermont Cancer Center’s annual Clinical and Translational Research Symposium took place on Friday, April 29, 2016 in the UVM Medical Center’s Davis Auditorium and provided a day of learning and scientific collaboration on the topic of “Thrombosis, Hemostasis, and Cancer.” Experts from across North America joined UVM Cancer Center members and colleagues to discuss the science of bleeding, blood clots, and related complications in cancer care.

UVM Associate Professor of Medicine Chris Holmes, M.D., Ph.D., (Photo: COM Design & Photography)

The University of Vermont Cancer Center’s annual Clinical and Translational Research Symposium took place on Friday, April 29, 2016 in the UVM Medical Center’s Davis Auditorium and provided a day of learning and scientific collaboration on the topic of “Thrombosis, Hemostasis, and Cancer.” Experts from across North America joined UVM Cancer Center members and colleagues to discuss the science of bleeding, blood clots, and related complications in cancer care.

Chris Holmes, M.D., Ph.D., UVM associate professor of medicine and associate director for clinical and translational research at the UVM Cancer Center – an expert in the field of thrombosis in cancer – led the planning committee for the 2016 symposium, which included representatives from both the UVM Cancer Center and Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI). The event’s featured speakers are: Marc Carrier, M.D., of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; Nigel Mackman, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine; and Janusz Rak, M.D., Ph.D., of McGill University Health Centre. Holmes will present her work, “Platelets and Anti-Platelet Therapy in Patients with Cancer.” Additional UVM Cancer Center presenters include Steven Ades, M.D., associate professor of medicine and oncologist; Saulius Butenas, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry; and Neil Zakai, M.D., M.Sc., associate professor of medicine and hematologist.

As part of the annual event, the UVM Cancer Center also hosted a competitive scientific poster competition all day on April 29 in the UVM College of Medicine’s Given Courtyard. A spectrum of cancer research was presented by both faculty and students.

For more information, including a full look at the day’s agenda, please visit the UVM Cancer Center website