Fighting a Smarter War Against Cancer:
Personalized Medicine & the Cure for Cancer

February 17, 2010 | 2-6:30pm

A symposium for medical professionals, researchers and patient advocates

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Part I: The Science of Fighting a Smarter War on Cancer

2:00 pm


John L. Marshall, MD

2:15 pm

Why Personalized Medicine is the Only Way: Targeting the EGFR pathway

Louis M. Weiner, MD

2:30 pm

Panel Discussion: Is the Answer Already in our Hands?Moderated by John L. Marshall, MD


Tissue as diagnostic tool

Hartmut Juhl, MD



Anton Wellstein, MD, PhD



Albert J. Fornace, Jr, MD


Connecting the Dots: Informatics

Subha Madhavan, PhD


Question and Answer

4:05 pm

Challenges of Cancer Targeted Drug Development


Turning a “Target” into a “Drug”

Milton Brown, MD, PhD


Turning a “Drug” into a “Therapy”

Gilad Gordon, MD, MBA





Part II: Personalized Medicine & the Cure for Cancer


Thomas R. Schafer Memorial Lecture in Pancreatic and Gastrointestinal Cancer

From Bench to Bedside to Pfizer

Mace Rothenberg, MD

5:30 pm

Empiricism: The Ethics of “Trial and Error” Medicine

Carol Taylor, PhD, MSN

5:50 pm

The Role of Cancer Advocacy in Finding the Cures

Carolyn "Bo" Aldigé

6:10 pm

Healthcare Reform and the Cures of Cancer

The Hon. W.J. (Billy) Tauzin


Reception to follow.