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MIT Center for Precision Cancer Medicine Inaugural Symposium

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MIT Samberg Conference Center, 7th Floor

50 Memorial Drive

Cambridge, MA 02142

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Over the past decade, there have been major advancements in the field of precision medicine, leading to exciting new treatments for some cancer patients. Much attention has been focused on genomic profiling of tumors to identify genomic alterations that might guide selection of specific therapies for individual patients. Beyond genomics, however, there is a variety of other precision approaches that can identify and exploit cancer-specific biological mechanisms including proteomics, metabolomics, and computational modeling, resulting in the more effective use of existing cancer medicines. On Thursday, December 13, 2018, the MIT Center for Precision Cancer Medicine will hold its inaugural annual symposium in the Samberg Conference Center at MIT. This full-day event will feature leading researchers and clinicians, who will highlight recent advances in precision cancer medicine and share perspectives on the future. An industry panel will also discuss the barriers to moving precision medicine forward into current and future clinical trials.

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Panelists:

  • Peter Hammerman, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
  • Steffan Ho, Pfizer
  • Shiva Malek, Genentech, Inc
  • Kevin Marks, Agios Pharmaceuticals
  • S. Michael Rothenberg, Loxo Oncology, Inc

Moderated by Angela Koehler, MIT's Koch Institute


Agenda:

8:00 am Registration and continental breakfast

8:45 am Opening remarks by Michael Yaffe (MIT’s Koch Institute)

9:00 am Keynote Address by Charles L. Sawyers (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

9:45 am Alice T. Shaw (Massachusetts General Hospital)

10:25 am Networking Break

10:45 am Richard Marais (Cancer Research UK, Manchester Institute)

11:25 am Matthew Vander Heiden (MIT’s Koch Institute)

12:05 pm Box lunch

12:30 pm Industry panel: Barriers to instituting precision medicine into clinical trials

2:00 pm J. Christopher Love (MIT’s Koch Institute)

2:40 pm Andrea Califano (Columbia University)

3:20 pm Networking Break

3:40 pm Jean Zhao (Dana Farber Cancer Institute)

4:20 pm Kenna Mills Shaw (MD Anderson Cancer Center)

5:00 pm Michael Yaffe (MIT)

Breakfast and lunch are included with registration.

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Samberg Conference Center is a 5 min walk from the Kendal Sq Red line T stop. The nearest paid parking is at the Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel. There is very limited street parking.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you do not need to bring proof of registration or print a ticket. Your registration will be held under your name. Please plan to check in at the registration table when you arrive to pick up your badge and a program.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No, the name on the registration must match the attendee. Please update your registration information in Eventbrite to match the name of the attendee.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email Leny Gocheva (gochevav@mit.edu) if you have any other questions.

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MIT Samberg Conference Center, 7th Floor

50 Memorial Drive

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