Cancer Commons founder Marty Tenenbaum, PhD, will be speaking at a special MIT Club of Northern California event in Mountain View, CA, on September 23. From the event registration page:
“Every year 1.6 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer and nearly half of those cases are considered incurable. But many of those ‘incurable’ cases may be beatable by exploiting biological features unique to each individual’s cancer. I will talk about a convergence of recent developments in genomics, big data informatics, social networks, and personalized medicine that is transforming the landscape of cancer research and treatment. Instead of aiming our efforts toward curing ‘cancer’ in the abstract, and often failing, we are now on the threshold of being able to give each individual the knowledge, resources, and tools needed to successfully treat the one disease that matters most to them.”
The event is open to the public. Visit the registration page for details and pricing.