This workshop provides the opportunity to help identify a new foundation of conducting research to individualize treatment care in radiation oncology. Presentations include genomics, imaging, big data and real world challenges to advance precision (the term being used for personalized medicine) medicine in radiation oncology research, quality assurance and safety.
These are unprecedented times for cancer research and treatment with the establishment of the “Cancer Moonshot Task Force” by the White House to be led by Vice-President Joe Biden. The National Cancer Moonshot will inject $1 billion dollars to provide funding necessary for researchers to accelerate the development of new ways to detect and treat cancer. Radiation oncology needs to be at the forefront of this new initiative, and the Precision Medicine Workshop, following on from the Big Data Workshop, will provide a forum for collective discussion of how our specialty can contribute to this initiative.
The audience for this workshop is radiation oncologists, medical physicists, cancer biologists, bioinformatics specialists, imaging and trainees, with any level of experience. For more information regarding the workshop, visit the ASTRO website. Don’t forget abstract submissions are due by April 20. We hope to see you there!