Scientific Chairs


Sharon Pitteri, PhD                        Ashok Venkitaraman, PhD                  Bree Mitchell, PhD                                                                                                                                                                        Associate Professor                        Professor MRC Cancer Unit                  Executive Director of CEDAR
Canary Center at Stanford            University of Cambridge                        OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Scientific Topic Leads

Integrative early detection through multiple technologies

Session Leads:
Tony Ng, MD, PhD – King’s College London
Gordon Mills, MD, PhD –  OHSU

Tony Ng, MD, PhD – Kings College London
Victor Velculescu, MD, PhD – Johns Hopkins
Stephen Gould, PhD – Johns Hopkins
Christian Frezza, PhD – University of Cambridge

Prognostic early detection

Session Leads:
Tanya Stoyanova, PhD – Canary Center at Stanford
Denise Aberle, MD – UCLA

James Brooks, MD – Stanford University
Sam Janes, MD, PhD – University College London
Jelle Wesseling, MD, PhD – Netherlands Cancer Institute

Signals from beyond the tumor

Session Leads:

Amanda Lund, PhD
Assistant Professor, Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology
Knight Cancer Institute
Oregon Health & Science University

Mark Davis, PhD – Stanford University


Mark Davis, PhD – Stanford University
Garry Nolan, PhD – Stanford University
Sheila Stewart, PhD – Washington University
Jennifer Wargo, MD, MMSc – MD Anderson Cancer Center

Integrative susceptibility for early detection

Session Leads:
James Ford, MD – Stanford University
Antonis Antonioum, PhD – University of Cambridge

Allison Kurian, MD, MSc – Stanford University
Paul Pharoah, MD, PhD – University of Cambridge

Suzette Delaloge, MD, MSc
Medical Oncologist
Institut Gustave Roussy

Gustave Roussy Institute
Gerrit Meijer, MD, PhD – Netherlands Cancer Institute

Fostering a translational mentality in early detection research

Session Leads:
Ruth Etzioni, PhD – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
George Hanna, PhD – Imperial College London


Philip Castle, PhD
Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Douglas Owens, MD – Stanford University
Fiona Walter, MD – University of Cambridge