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Navigating Cancer Treatment in the New Era of Personalized Medicine (Reschedule)

The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

San Diego, United States

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Overview: 

Biomedical researchers who are diagnosed with the illnesses they study enter a Twilight Zone of fractured identity.  In the surreal shift from “disease expert” to “disease patient,” scientists often learn life-altering lessons about therapeutic dilemmas and personal powerlessness.


Laura Shawver has taken that journey, and she is using the lessons learned to help other patients navigate treatment options.  A cancer researcher and biotech executive who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Shawver discovered that her professional standing gave her unusual access to sophisticated diagnostic tools that boosted chances of survival.  She believes that all cancer patients deserve similar access, and that moral principle has led her to establish The Clearity Foundation.

Guest speaker:

Laura Shawver
5AM Ventures, Clearity Foundation


Please visit our website for more information

http://www.ethicscenter.net/event/navigating-cancer-treatment-new-era-personalized-medicine

Check out Dr. Shawver's Interview for Stand Up 2 Cancer 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKJqp48iiH0

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Community Forum
1875 El Prado
San Diego, 92101

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)


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The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology

The mission of the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology is to foster science in the public interest by promoting awareness, understanding, and discussion of the ethical implications of new developments in science and technology. To carry out its mission, the Center promotes more informed policy development and ethical decision-making on the part of individuals and institutions through education, outreach, and scholarly forums.

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