May 29, 2019

Individualizing Medicine 2019 Conference – practical precision cancer care approaches for your patients

By Sharon Rosen

Amidst the demands of providing care for patients with cancer, it can be challenging for oncologists and their care teams to keep up with the rapidly evolving field of genomics. Practical ways to apply the latest precision medicine discoveries is the focus of this year’s Individualizing Medicine Conference: Precision Cancer Care through Immunotherapy and Genomics, hosted by Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine on Sept. 20-21, at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Alan Bryce, M.D.

“We’re excited to launch the first Individualizing Medicine Conference focused on precision oncology. The conference brings together experts who have made discoveries that are already being used in the care of patients with many types of cancer. Our goal is to present and discuss case-based approaches to using genomics and new immunotherapies that attendees can bring back to their own patients,” says Alan Bryce, M.D., an oncologist and director, Genomic Oncology Clinic, at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Arizona.

Experts from across the spectrum of cancer care

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with experts from Mayo Clinic and around the country who will discuss hot topics in precision oncology, including CAR T-cell therapy for hematologic cancers, tumor profiling with cell-free DNA testing, pharmacogenomics of cancer drugs and managing side effects from immunotherapies.

Presenters will also discuss care strategies for a wide range of cancers:

  • Biliary cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Familial cancer syndromes
  • Hematologic cancers
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myeloid cancers
  • Prostate cancer

Preconference sessions will provide an in-depth look at the science driving many advances in cancer care:

  • Drugs and Genes: Pharmacogenomics for the Modern Health Care Team
  • Basic Science of Immunotherapy
  • Advanced Molecular Oncology Testing: A Focus on Next Generation Sequencing Panels and Novel Genetic Technologies

Investigators are invited to submit an abstract for a poster session highlighting emerging research in precision medicine.

Join us at the conference

  • For a complete schedule and list of speakers and to register, visit the conference website.
  • Follow the latest news related to the conference on the Center for Individualized Medicine blogFacebookLinkedIn or Twitter at @MayoClinicCIM and use the hashtag #CIMCon19.

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