Please Note: This event is free to the public, but the cost for these programs is substantial. If you would like to help support the Ethics Center so that we can continue to offer this program, please contact us to discuss options for a tax deductible donation.
This program is presented by:
Date & Time
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park
Razelle Kurzrock, M.D.
Senior Deputy Center Director for Clinical Science and Murray Professor of Medicine
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
Winning the War Against Cancer in the Genomics Era: Is It About Time?
Breakthroughs in genomics and targeted therapies have now reached the clinic, and will revolutionize the practice of oncology. However, in order to change outcomes in cancer, we can no longer use old paradigms for treating patients and designing clinical trials. In effect, genomics is a disruptive technology because it has unveiled a reality for cancer that makes standard operating procedures obsolete. Yet we continue to retrofit traditional treatments into this new reality. This can and must change if we are to transform the lives of patients with cancer.