2019 AGENDA

Tuesday, September 24 2019
08:30 – 09:00 Registration & light breakfast
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome from leadership
09:15 – 11:50 Integrative early detection through multiple technologies

Chairs:

  • Tony Ng, MD, PhD – King’s College London
  • Gordon Mills, MD, PhD – OHSU

Speakers:

  • Tony Ng, MD, PhD – Kings College London
  • Victor Velculescu, MD, PhD – Johns Hopkins
  • Stephen Gould, PhD – Johns Hopkins
  • Christian Frezza, PhD – University of Cambridge
11:50 – 12:20 Integrative early detection through multiple technologies

Chairs:

  • Tony Ng, MD, PhD – King’s College London
  • Gordon Mills, MD, PhD – OHSU

Speakers:

  • Tony Ng, MD, PhD – Kings College London
  • Victor Velculescu, MD, PhD – Johns Hopkins
  • Stephen Gould, PhD – Johns Hopkins
  • Christian Frezza, PhD – University of Cambridge
12:20 – 14:20 Lunch break & poster viewing
14:20 – 16:55 Prognostic early detection: how can we differentiate indolent from progressive cancers when looking at early or pre-cancerous lesions in different tissues

Chairs:

  • Tanya Stoyanova, PhD – Canary Center at Stanford
  • Denise Aberle, MD – UCLA

Speakers:

  • TBA
17:00 – 19:00 Reception / Networking  -Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center – McCaw Hall
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
08:30 – 09:00 Light breakfast
09:00 – 09:05 Welcome & recap
09:05 – 11:40 Signals from beyond the tumor; Role of tumor microenvironment and immune system in early cancer detection

Chairs:

  • Amanda Lund, PhD – OHSU
  • Mark Davis, PhD – Stanford University

Speakers:

  • Garry Nolan, PhD – Stanford University
  • Sheila Stewart, PhD – Washington University
11:40 – 12:10 Poster lightning talks
12:10 – 14:10 Lunch break & poster viewing
14:10 – 16:45 Integrative susceptibility for early detection: How can we go beyond traditional risk factors, integrating across measures, to better select populations at higher risk of cancer?

Chairs:

  • James Ford, MD – Stanford University
  • Antonis Antoniou, PhD – University of Cambridge

Speakers:

  • Allison Kurian, MD, MSc – Stanford University
  • Paul Pharoah, MD, PhD – University of Cambridge
  • Suzette Delaloge, MD, MSc – Gustave Roussy Institute
17:30 – 21:00 Dinner Reception -Location TBA
Thursday, September 26,  2019
08:30 – 09:00 Light breakfast
09:00 – 09:05 Welcome & recap
09:05 – 09:45 Talk:  AI/ML challenges and opportunities for ED

  • TBA
09:45 – 12:20 Fostering a translational mentality in early detection research
(Session will have a short break between 10.20 – 10.40)
Chairs:

  • Ruth Etzioni, PhD – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • George Hanna, PhD – Imperial College London

Speakers:

    • TBA
12:20 – 12:35 Poster lightning talks
12:35 – 14:00 Lunch break & poster viewing
14:00 – 15.30 Final discussion


Chairs:

  • Sharon Pitteri, PhD-  Canary Center at Stanford
  • Ashok Venkitaraman, PhD – University of Cambridge
  • Bree Mitchell, PhD – Oregon Health and Science University

The purpose of the session is to:

  • Explore the challenges and barriers to progress which have emerged over the course of the conference
  • Identify where gaps exist in our knowledge and expertise
  • Define these roadblocks as tractable challenges and as calls-to-action for the whole cancer research community
  • Explore how these challenges might be addressed through collaboration and integration of ideas from multiple disciplines, research areas and sectors
  • Consider the above with a mind-set of achieving meaningful progress towards impact on health
  • Provide input which will influence funders’ thinking around how they should develop and implement funding strategy in this field
15.30 Meeting close