3rd Annual Marie Sklodowska-Curie Symposium on Cancer Research and Care

September 20-23, 2023
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Buffalo, NY

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Our goal is to promote collaborations between cancer researchers and care providers, biotech, pharma and policymakers from the US, Canada and countries of Central and Eastern Europe aimed at the development of new cancer treatments, reduction of cancer incidence and improvement of cancer care and the quality of life of patients and their families.

We will discuss the needs and opportunities in the areas of education and training, joint laboratory and clinical research projects in cancer prevention, early detection and treatment, and new health policy initiatives. We will explore the feasibility of establishing a think tank promoting collaborations in the above areas between partners in the US, Canada and Europe.


Wednesday, September 20

5 - 8 p.m. Welcome Reception

Thursday, September 21

8 - 9 a.m. - Registration & Breakfast

9 - 10:30 a.m. - Session O: Opening Session featuring elected officials from NYS and representatives from participating countries

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Session I: Ongoing Collaborations within MSC - Results of MSC 2022

12:45 - 1:45 p.m. - Networking Lunch

2 - 5 p.m. - Session II: Opportunities for New Collaborations in the Prioritized Areas 

  • Translational/preclinical
  • Cancer biomarkers & prevention
  • Early phase clinical trials
  • Patient experience & quality of life

6 - 9 p.m. - Dinner

Friday, September 22

9 - 10:45 a.m. - Session III: Available Sources of Governmental Funding of International Collaborations in Cancer  

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Session IV: Pharma & Biotech - International Collaborations

12:45 - 1:45 p.m. - Networking Lunch   

2 - 3:30 p.m. - Session V: Role of Philanthropic Organizations: Existing Efforts & New Opportunities

  • Experience of Ukraine
  • Rare diseases
  • Second opinion & care of international cancer patients

3:45 - 4:45 p.m. - Session VI: Education & Training: Needs & Opportunities

4:45 p.m. - Concluding session

6 - 9 p.m. - Dinner

Organizing Committee Chair

Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD, is Senior Vice President for Team Science, Chair of Department of Immunology and Chief of Division of Translational Immuno-Oncology at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Kalinski received his MD in 1991 from the Medical University of Warsaw, Poland, and PhD in Immunology in 1998 from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Before joining Roswell Park in 2017, Dr. Kalinski was a tenured Professor of Surgery and the Founding Director of the ImmunoTransplantation Center of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, a cell therapy center focusing on non-genetically-manipulated cells.

Organizing Committee Co-Chairs

Waldemar Priebe, PhD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Marek Rudnicki, MD
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Organizing Committee

Mikhail Berezin, PhD
Washington University in St. Louis
Patrycja Dubielecka, PhD
Brown University
Maciej Goniewicz, PhD, PharmD
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
James Kennedy
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Marcin Kortylewski, PhD
Leszek Kotula, MD, PhD
Upstate Medical University
Zbigniew Krol, MD
Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Interior and Administration in Warsaw
Sandro Matosevic, PhD
Purdue University
Michael Nishimura
Loyola University Chicago
Laszlo Radvanyi, PhD
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Joseph Mikolaj Rej Jr.
Polish American Congress
Joanna Stanson, MS
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sharon Coutch
Secretary: Sharon Coutch
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Roswell Park and the Western New York area

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Elm & Carlton Streets
Buffalo, New York 14263

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Roswell Park is located in the beautiful Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, just 9 miles from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport and only 1 mile from downtown Buffalo, NY.

Lodging information

Hotel information for the 2023 MSC Symposium coming soon!

For information about lodging options near Roswell Park, visit the Buffalo Niagara Visitors Bureau.

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Presented by:

OICR: Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
AIM Immunotech
Medical Research Agency