Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Events


The Salk Cancer Summit on September 1, 2021 was focused on Cancer Metabolism: Cutting cancer’s fuel lines. Scientists shared their research on the groundbreaking relationship between the immune system and cancer; how diet, metabolism, exercise and other lifestyle factors converge to alter cancer risk; and the latest understanding of cancer prevention.

On May 28, 2019, Salk supporters came to the Institute for an exciting update on the Conquering Cancer Initiative, which was launched in April 2017. Keynote speaker Lisa Niemi Swayze, widow of actor Patrick Swayze, spoke movingly about her husband’s battle with pancreatic cancer. CCI Advisory Committee Chair Tim Schoen moderated a panel that included Salk Cancer Center faculty Ronald Evans, Tony Hunter and Dannielle Engle. Salk President Rusty Gage and Cancer Center Director Reuben Shaw emceed the evening.

Introduction by Cancer Center Director, Reuben Shaw
Panel discussion with Ronald Evans, Tony Hunter and Dannielle Engle

April 20, 2018 – Highlights from Keynote Presentation by Joseph R. Biden, Jr.