Exploring the Frontiers of Medicine: How We Will Save Lives From Cancer
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 / 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Wendy Selig, President and CEO, Melanoma Research Alliance
Amy Harmon, Pulitzer Prize-winning Reporter, The New York Times
Jill Kargman, Author, "Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut"
Gregory Lucier, Chairman and CEO, Life Technologies
John Mendelsohn, President, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Jonathan Simons, President and CEO, Prostate Cancer Foundation
After decades of painstaking and determined research, is there finally a real prospect of winning the war on cancer? What changes can we expect to see in detection and treatment? How will all the various stakeholders work together to maximize the opportunities that have evolved over years of history and experience? Melanoma is a perfect case study lens through which to examine these questions and explore the frontiers of medicine. Very recent clinical advances are providing exciting "proof of principle" for innovative approaches to save lives from this deadly cancer, and these successes provide hope for many other cancers as well.