"How to Beat Cancer:" Marty Tenenbaum to Speak at Silicom Ventures' Monthly Meeting

Cancer Commons founder Dr. Marty Tenenbaum will be speaking tomorrow at the monthly meeting of Silicom Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based investment forum. Dr. Tenenbaum will discuss his vision for a personalized approach to oncology, offering solutions that could help answer these questions:

-Which are the best drugs and trials for me?
-How can I get timely and affordable access to the latest investigational drugs?
-How can we slash the time and cost of drug development so that the economics work for therapies that target small subsets of patients?
-Can cancer research be funded, one patient at a time?

The meeting takes place tomorrow, Sep. 10, in Santa Clara, CA. Guest registration is available on the event page.


Nature Biotechnology Publishes Cancer Megafund Article by Marty Tenenbaum

On June 10, the journal Nature Biotechnology published an article written by Cancer Commons founder Marty Tenenbaum. The piece addresses a previously published article that proposes a megafund approach to finance biomedical research. According to Dr. Tenenenbaum, the megafund approach will not only reduce risk for investors, but will also “slash the time, cost and risk of drug development by radically rethinking development processes, business models and organizational structures, and requiring the open sharing of data, knowledge and resources across portfolio projects. The resulting impact on productivity, risk and new therapeutic opportunities could potentially dwarf the returns from financial engineering.”

Read Dr. Tenenbaum’s article here: The Cancer Megafund: A Catalyst for Disruptive Innovation. Nature Biotechnology 31, 491-492 (2013) doi:10.1038/nbt.2605.


Watch and Read: Dr. Tenenbaum on The Impact of Personalized Medicine

On May 7, Cancer Commons founder Marty Tenenbaum hosted a panel in The Scientists three-part webinar series Decoding DNA: New Twists and Turns. A summary of the webinar was featured in the June issue of The ScientistThe Scientist June 2013 JMT Webinar. Watch Dr. Tenenbaum and other experts discuss The Impact of Personalized Medicine:

The Impact of Personalized Medicine from thescientistllc on Vimeo:

“After the human genome was sequenced, Personalized Medicine became an end goal, driving both academia and the pharma/biotech industry to find and target cellular pathways and drug therapies that are unique to an individual patient. The final webinar in the series will help us better understand The Impact of Personalized Medicine, what we can expect to gain and where we stand to lose.

Panelists:

Jay M. (‘Marty’) Tenenbaum, Ph.D., Chairman and Founder, Cancer Commons

Amy P. Abernethy, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine and Director of the Duke Cancer Care Research Program

Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, MD, PhD, Director, Genomic Medicine, Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy Executive Director, Center for Personalized Medicine Duke Medicine, Professor of Medicine and Pathology Duke University Medical Center

Abhijit ‘Ron’ Mazumder, Ph.D., Global Head, Research & Product Development, Janssen Diagnostics, Janssen Pharmaceutical companies of Johnson and Johnson”

 


Dr. Tenenbaum to Speak as Panel Host for The Scientist Magazine's Webinar Series

On Tuesday, May 7, Dr. Tenenbaum will host a panel in The Scientists three-part webinar series Decoding DNA: New Twists and Turns. The series, which began on April 18, takes “a bold look at what the future holds for DNA research, bringing together senior investigators and key leaders in the field of genetics and genomics.” Dr. Tenenbaum will speak during the final webinar, The Impact of Personalized Medicine.

From The Scientist‘s description:

“After the human genome was sequenced, Personalized Medicine became an end goal, driving both academia and the pharma/biotech industry to find and target cellular pathways and drug therapies that are unique to an individual patient. The final webinar in the series will help us better understand The Impact of Personalized Medicine, what we can expect to gain and where we stand to lose.”

Dr. Tenenbaum will be joined by Amy P. Abernethy, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine and Director of the Duke Cancer Care Research Program; and Abhijit “Ron” Mazumder, Ph.D., Global Head, Research & Product Development, Janssen Diagnostics, Janssen Pharmaceutical companies of Johnson and Johnson.

When: Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 2:30–4:00 pm ET. Register here.