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WIN Consortium Announces the Scientific Program of WIN 2012 Symposium Where Leaders from Academia, Industry and Regulatory Agencies Will Debate Ways to Improve Efficacy of Cancer Therapeutics in Individual Patients

December 20, 2011 - Paris, France

The 4th WIN Symposium in Personalized Cancer Medicine, to be held in Paris, France, June 28-29, 2012 (WIN 2012), will be again this year the unique forum featuring high-ranking speakers from academia, industry and regulatory agencies worldwide. They will address ways to improve the efficacy of cancer therapeutics at the level of the individual patient by using biomarkers and innovative cancer therapeutics in the most effective way.

Registration and call for poster are open on

The best posters will be awarded.

The WIN 2012 program brings together a unique assembly of top speakers, contributing to the various sessions:

Fundamental concepts and strategies to improve efficacy of therapeutics

  • Fabien Calvo, French National Cancer Institute, France
  • Ronald DePinho, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
  • James Doroshow, National Cancer Institute, USA
  • Edison Liu, Human Genome Organisation HUGO & Jackson Laboratory, USA
  • Christopher A. Viehbacher, Sanofi, France

WIN Consortium – Global innovative clinical trials

  • Fabrice Andre, Cancer Institute Gustave Roussy, France
  • Raanan Berger, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Israel
  • Razelle Kurzrock, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
  • Vladimir Lazar, WIN Consortium & Cancer Institute Gustave Roussy, France
  • John Mendelsohn, WIN Consortium & UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
  • Mike Pellini, Foundation Medicine, USA
  • Sam Raha, Life Technologies, USA
  • Jean-Charles Soria, Cancer Institute Gustave Roussy, France
  • Josep Tabernero, Hospital Val d’ Hebron, Spain

Biology-driven diagnostics and therapeutics

  • Steven Averbuch, Bristol-Myers Squibb, USA
  • Rene Bernards, Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Netherlands
  • Richard Gaynor, Eli Lilly and Company, USA
  • Paolo Paoletti, GlaxoSmithKline Oncology, USA
  • Bin Tean Teh, SingHealth Group, Singapore

Combinatorial biomarkers and efficacy of therapeutics

  • Waun Ki Hong, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
  • Jeffrey Jackson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, USA
  • Laurence Zitvogel, Cancer Institute Gustave Roussy, France

Patient advocacy organizations

  • Janelle Hail, National Breast Cancer Foundation, USA

Innovative targets and new drug discoveries

  • Nick Botwood, AstraZeneca, UK
  • William Dalton, Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
  • Elisabeth Mansfield, Food & Drug Administration, USA
  • Christian Meisel, Roche, Germany
  • Paul Workman, The Institute of Cancer Research, UK

Innovative therapeutics and clinical trials

  • Gerald Batist, McGill University & Segal Cancer Center, Canada
  • Stephen Friend, Sage Bionetworks, USA
  • Razelle Kurzrock, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
  • Patricia LoRusso, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, USA
  • Josep Tabernero, Hospital Val d’ Hebron, Spain

System biology and bioinformatics

  • Leroy Hood, Institute for Systems Biology, USA
  • John Quackenbush, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
  • Yosef Yarden, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

WIN 2012 synthesis and perspectives

Richard L. Schilsky, WIN Consortium & University of Chicago, USA

The full symposium program is available on the website of WIN Consortium (

CONTACTS : WIN Consortium Press Vladimir Lazar, +33 142 11 40 20 Chief Operating Officer or Catherine Bresson Director Operational Team or WIN 2012 Symposium Secretariat, +31 88 089 8101

Source: Business Wire India


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