DF/HCC Think Tank: How Can Technology Drive Early Cancer Detection?

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Dana Building, Room D1620
44 Binney Street,
Boston, MA 02115

MOTIVATION

The greatest opportunity to lower death from cancer is through timely and effective early detection strategies. Indeed, there have been a number of notable success stories including screening mammography, colonoscopy, and Pap smears. In conjunction with improved treatment, these activities have led to decreases in cancer death in the general population. Despite the promise that early detection holds, early detection remains limited and does not optimally leverage novel technologies.


GOALS AND DELIVERABLES

The goal of Think Tank is to identify technologies that may be applied for cancer early detection. This Think Tank will identify technologies and clinical problems for which novel research can be developed, and begin to build bridges between diverse research groups. Plans will be formed to achieve both short- and long- and short-term goals for development of novel early detection strategies.


AGENDA

Short Ted-style Talks and Panel Discussion

IN VIVO LASER CAPTURE MICRODISSECTION
Guillermo Tearney (MGH)
CLONAL HEMATOPOEISIS OF INDETERMINATE POTENTIAL
Benjamin Ebert (DFCI)
SINGLE CELL MEASUREMENT
Scott Manalis (MIT)
CELL FREE DNA TECHNOLOGIES
Matthew Meyerson (DFCI)
TUMOR EVOLUTION MODELS
Franziska Michor (DFCI)
PANEL DISCUSSION
How can novel technologies be used in early cancer detection strategies?
Moderator: David Livingston (DFCI), plus All TED Talk speakers and other cancer clinicians and researchers.
DISCUSSION SUMMARY AND NEXT STEPS
Timothy Rebbeck (DFCI)
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