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AACR Annual Meeting – Carly Strelez, Sujatha Chilakala, Ah Young Yoon, Kimya Ghaffarian, Danielle Hixon, Roy Lau, Jonathan E. Katz, Shannon M. Mumenthaler

AACR Annual Meeting – Ding Li, Danielle D. Hixon, Shannon M. Mumenthaler, Stacey D. Finley

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AACR Annual Meeting – Shannon Mumenthaler

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FORTUNE Brainstorm Health Virtual – David Agus

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Ellison Institute Insights Forum

The Ellison Institute Insights Forum brings together creative and accomplished thinkers to offer their wisdom on some of the key questions we face in fundamentally understanding and controlling cancer and other complex diseases. Through the Ellison Insights Forum conversations, we will brainstorm solutions for some of the thorniest problems in disease biology, particularly cancer, with equally innovative and transformative ideas.


Next Forum: Thursday, May 11 – Deconvoluting Cancer Complexity: Data vs. Information


Forum Question
: We are awash in data from cancer patients, but if data are not information, what and where is dysregulated cancer information, how do we collect it and is it critical for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer?
Panelists:
Christoph Adami, MA, PhD
Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics & Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Michigan State University

Donald A. Berry, Ph.D.
Founder and Senior Statistical Scientist
Berry Consultants, LLC
Professor, Department of Biostatistics
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

David Hodgson
Co-Founder and CEO
Project Ronin

Moderators:
David Agus, MD
Founding Director & CEO
Ellison Institute
Professor of Medicine & Engineering
USC

Anna Barker, PhD
Chief Strategy Officer
Ellison Institute
Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Complex Adaptive Systems
Arizona State University

March Forum Question
: How could applying specific principles of evolution/evolutionary theory (and ecology) across biological and temporal scales of cancer revolutionize treatment strategies, reduce resistance, and improve patient outcomes?

Forum Recording: Click HERE to view the discussion between:

Charles Swanton, MD, PhD – senior group leader of the Cancer Evolution and Genome Instability Laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute, and oncologist at the UCL Cancer Institute

Susan Rosenberg, PhD – Ben F Love Chair in Cancer Research; Professor of Molecular & Human Genetics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and Molecular Virology & Microbiology; and Founder and Leader, Mechanisms in Evolution Program, Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Center, Baylor College of Medicine

Robert Gatenby, MD – Department Chair in Radiology and Co-Director Center of Excellence for Evolution Based Therapy at Moffitt Cancer Center

Kenneth Pienta, MD – Donald S. Coffey Professor of Urology and Professor of Oncology, Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, ACS Professor and Director of Research for the Brady Urological Institute

Moderated by Anna Barker, PhD, Chief Strategy Officer, Ellison Institute and Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Complex Adaptive Systems, Arizona State University and

David B. Agus, MD, Founding Director & CEO, Ellison Institute and Professor of Medicine & Engineering, USC