How biomarkers are changing cancer care

Wednesday, February 2, at 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT

Biomarkers, including genetic alterations in tumor cells and even pieces of DNA that can be detected in the blood, are changing the way that doctors treat cancer. A look at some of the latest technological advances.


  • Anna D. Barker, Ph.D., chief strategy officer, Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC; distinguished visiting fellow, complex systems, Arizona State University
  • George Demetri, M.D., director, Sarcoma Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Center; director, Ludwig Center at Harvard
  • Suzanne Topalian, professor of surgery and oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; associate director, Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Matthew Herper, senior writer, medicine; editorial director of events, STAT (moderator)
  • Josina Reddy, M.D., Ph.D., vice president of product development for lung, agnostic, skin, rare cancers, Genentech (sponsor speaker)
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