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Education Activities at PHSU

Cancer Seminar Series

  • September 30, 2020: "Coordinated B and T Cell Responses Provide Superior Immune Protection Against Ovarian Cancer Progression" – Virtual Cancer Seminar. Dr. José Conejo-García, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • June 19, 2020: “Covid-19 and Cancer Care” – Cancer Seminar. Dr. Gerardo Colón-Otero, Mayo Clinic
  • May 6, 2020: "Nuevo Coronavirus 2019 COVID19" – Cancer Seminar. Dr. Melissa Marzan, PHSU and Dr. Héctor Vélez
  • December 11, 2019: "Using Mobile Health Interventions to Reach Diverse Populations of Smokers" – Cancer Seminar. Dr. Damon Vidrine, MCC
  • November 20, 2019: "Couple-based Approaches for Coping with Cancer" – Cancer Seminar. Dr. Laura Porter, MCC
  • October 30, 2019: "Molecular Landscape and Immune Microenvironment of Gynecologic Malignancies" – Cancer Seminar. Dr. Rebeca Previs, Duke University
  • October 2, 2019: "The Evolving Management of Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis" – Cancer Seminar. Dr. Kamran Ahmed, MCC
  • September 25, 2019: "A Novel Glococorticoid Receptor beta/catenin Interaction Supports Chemoresistance and Prostate Cancer Stemness" – Cancer Seminar. Dr. Shannalee Martinez, PHSU

PHSU Tumor Boards

  • September 2019:

San Lucas Hospital Grand Rounds

  • November 21, 2019: "The Role of Allogeneic Cellular Immunotherapy for Hematologic Malignancies” – Grand Round. Dr. Asmita Mishra, MCC

Oncology Interest Group at Ponce Health Sciences University

The Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU) Oncology Interest Group (OIG) was once again selected as a Cancer Interest sponsored group of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Founded in 1964, ASCO is a professional Oncology society committed to conquering cancer through research, education, prevention and delivery of high-quality patient care. The PHSU OIG aims to encourage commitment, education, leadership and research among health sciences students interested in the Oncology field. The award funds serve to support various group activities such as professional development and research workshops, community outreach events and cancer awareness initiatives.

New directive members of the Cancer Interest Group (2020-2021):

  • Diego S Ambrosio, MS2 - President
  • Inevy Seguinot Tarafa, MS2 - Vice-President
  • Carla M Barrientos, MS1 - Secretary
  • Patricia L Yordan, MS1 - Treasurer
  • Madelyn I Zapata, MS2 - Public Relations Officer
  • Rodrigo A Zuniga - MS3 Representative
  • Nicole Cruz-Reyes - MS2 Representative
  • Pamela Sandoval - MS1 Representative
  • Camily Morales - MS1 Representative
  • Michael A Torres - MSMS Representative
  • Ramon B Colon - MSMS Representative

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