Past Event

Conference: Advances in Precision Medicine: Cancer Genomics

April 9, 2018
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
College of Physicians and Surgeons, 630 W. 168 St., New York, NY 10032 Alumni Auditorium
Please join us for our second annual conference: Advances in Precision Medicine: Cancer Genomics. It will be held on Monday April 9th, 2018, on the Columbia University Medical Campus, Alumni Auditorium. We will be hosting 10 top international speakers, together bringing a broad focus spanning from research insights to clinical applications of cancer genomics.

Conference Schedule


Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative Second Annual Conference

8:30 a.m. Registration; Coffee and light breakfast

9:00 a.m.  Tom Maniatis, PhD, Columbia University: Welcome

9:05 a.m.  Cory T. Abate-Shen, PhD, Columbia University: Introduction

Session 1

9:15 a.m.  Arnold J. Levine, PhD, Institute for Advanced Study

The role of inherited p53 mutations in cancers

9:50 a.m.  Charles L. Sawyers, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Overcoming cancer drug resistance

10:25 a.m.  Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD, Michigan Center for Translational Pathology

The application of integrative sequencing for precision oncology

11:00 a.m. Coffee break

 Session 2

11:30 a.m.  Catherine J. Wu, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Clonal heterogeneity and clonal kinetics in chronic lymphocytic leukemia

12:05 p.m.  William C. Hahn, MD, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Genomics, cancer dependencies, and precision medicine

12:40 p.m.  Serena Nik-Zainal, MD, PhD, University of Cambridge

Utilizing mutational signatures for clinical purposes

1:15 p.m. Lunch: Faculty Club, P&S Building, 4th Floor

Session 3

2:30 p.m.  Nitzan Rosenfeld, PhD, University of Cambridge

Liquid biopsies: monitoring cancer and its genome with circulating tumor DNA

3:05 p.m.  Luis A. Diaz, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Somatic mutations as targets for cancer diagnosis and therapy

3:40 p.m.  David Tuveson, PhD, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Personalizing the care of pancreatic cancer patients to chemotherapy

4:15 p.m.  Raul Rabadan, PhD, Columbia University

Clonal heterogeneity and evolution of brain tumors

4:50 p.m. Reception: Faculty Club, P&S Building, 4th Floor