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Lurie Cancer Center OncoSET Symposium

Inaugural Conference Focused on Translating Advances in Precision Medicine to Clinical Practice 

On Friday, April 28, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University hosted its inaugural OncoSET Symposium: Emerging Approaches to Precision Medicine.  The symposium provided healthcare professionals with cutting-edge information on significant advances in precision medicine and the evolving standard of personalized cancer care. 

More than 250 participants and expert faculty from across the country were welcomed by Conference Chairs, Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD, Director of the Lurie Cancer Center, and Massimo Cristofanilli, MD, Associate Director for Translational Research and Precision Medicine, who elaborated on the OncoSET model for precision medicine in oncology. Throughout the day, attendees learned about emerging tools and technologies used to generate large-scale genomic data, and how to apply the knowledge to guide treatment choices for patients with advanced or refractory cancers. 

Warren Kibbe, PhD, Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIT), Chief Information Officer and Acting Deputy Director at the National Cancer Center Institute (NCI), gave the Keynote Speech: Precision Medicine in the Age of NCI MATCH and the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot. “Genomics is the beginning of precision medicine, not the end,” said Kibbe. “Biology and Medicine are now data-intensive enterprises. Technology, data, computing and IT are pervasive in the lab, the clinic, in the home, and across the population.”

The OncoSET Symposium’s moderators and presenters included:
Amir Behdad, MD – Lurie Cancer Center
Massimo Cristofanilli, MD – Lurie Cancer Center
Luis Alberto Diaz – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Christopher George, MD – Northwestern Medicine
Douglas Johnson, MD – Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Warren Kibbe, PhD – National Cancer Institute
Mia Levy, MD, PhD -- Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Huiping Liu, MD, PhD – Lurie Cancer Center
Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD – Lurie Cancer Center
David Solit, MD  – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Jeffrey Sosman, MD – Lurie Cancer Center
Wendy Stock, MD – University of Chicago Medicine
Dean Tsarwhas, MD – Northwestern Medicine
Xinkung Wang, PhD – Northwestern University

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Doctors from the Lurie Cancer Center and across Northwestern Medicine joined Keynote Speaker Warren Kibbe at the inaugural OncoSET Symposium. (From left: Warren Kibbe, Amir Behdad, Massimo Cristofanilli, Leonidas Platanias, Margo Shoup, Dean Tsarwhas and Christopher George)

(Last updated on May 22, 2017 )