The Scientist Discusses Cancer Commons in Self-Tracking Article

Reporter Kerry Grens mentions Cancer Commons in a recent article in The Scientist. The piece explores the trend of self-tracking—monitoring one’s health over time using a variety of cutting-edge and traditional procedures, including genotyping, gut microbiome sequencing, hormone level measurement, heart rate variability tracking, weight measurement, and more. From the article:

“To further research, organizations have tapped into people’s interest in sharing personal data. Cancer Commons, a large network of cancer researchers, appeals to patients and their physicians to submit individual data on treatment, cancer genotype, and outcomes.”

Read the full article here.


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.