FIRST HCS 2016 SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED: TRANSLATING RESEARCH TO CURE
Health Connect South is pleased to announced the first two confirmed speakers for HCS 2016: “Innovations and Partnerships Tackling the World’s Top Disease States.”
Walter J. Curran, MD, is executive director of the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University. Dr. Curran was also part of the team that diagnosed and treated former President Jimmy Carter’s metastatic melanoma last year. At HCS 2016, he will lend his insights into new oncology therapies, including immuno-oncolytics, as cancer treatment advances, shifting the condition from a death sentence to a chronic condition to a potential cure. Founded in 1937, the Winship Cancer Institute serves over 14,000 patients every year and is Georgia’s only designated National Cancer Institute. As such, clinical trials are a core component of the institute’s care. Since 2007, approximately 75 percent of new cancer treatments approved by the FDA have come through clinical trials at Winship, including many initiated by Winship teams. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (CORE).
Nancy Paris is CEO of the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education, a public-private partnership dedicated to generating collaborative resources for cancer prevention, care, research and education. Georgia CORE’s network develops innovative tools and resources for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, healthcare providers and researchers. Georgia CORE’s collective vision is to contribute to the state’s distinction as a national leader in cancer care and research and to better health for all Georgians. Nancy will address methods for translating research results more quickly into the daily practices of clinical oncologists.
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