Pioneers of medicine, philanthropy, tech, education and entertainment gathered to honor Cheryl and Haim Saban at the third annual “Rebels with a Cause” gala benefit to fight cancer. Dr. Cheryl Saban is a noted author, social activist and psychologist; Haim Saban is widely recognized as entertainment industry leader.
For the 13.7 million cancer survivors in the US today, the threat of cancer recurrence looms like a storm cloud in the distance. Although doctors have no way of predicting which patients will recur, scientists at CAMM’s Stephenson Family Center for Personalized Medicine are trying to better understand both why cancer recurrence happens and how to prevent it.
Dr. David Agus in The New York Times asks, “How far would you go to protect your health records? Your privacy matters, of course, but consider this: Mass data can inform medicine like nothing else and save countless lives, including, perhaps, your own.”