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Ph.D., Professor of Genetics, U. of North Carolina

Charles M. Perou, PhD is currently the CoDirector of the Computational Medicine Program, Faculty Director of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) Bioinformatics Group, and CoLeader of the LCCC Breast Cancer Research Program at UNC. He is also a member of the ALLIANCE Breast Committee, and the Executive Steering Committee Member of the Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium (TBCRC). Dr. Perou cofounded 3 biotechnology companies (Bioclassifier, GeneCentric Therapeutics, and Reveal Genomics), which are broadly focused on using genomic assays coupled to novel therapeutics to make improvements for personalized patient care and ultimately to improve cancer patient survival outcomes. His training history includes a Bachelors degree in Biology from Bates College, a PhD in Experimental Pathology from the University of Utah, and postdoctoral work in the laboratory of David Botstein (then at Stanford University). He won a number of awards including the European Institute of Oncology Breast Cancer Therapy Award, the Jill Rose Award for Distinguished Biomedical Research from BCRF, the Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction from Komen, the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Association of American Cancer Institutes, and most recently been elected as a Fellow of the AACR (FAACR). He authored more than 450 peer reviewed articles, and have been named an inventor on multiple USA and European patents. Lastly, He has been named a Thomson Reuters Most Highly Cited Researcher in 20142022, where his work has received more than 240,000 total citations according to Google Scholar.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2024 Silicon Valley

Track 3 - January 24 9.00 A.M.-4.30 P.M.

Track Chair: Razelle Kurzrock, Medical College of Wisconsin

  • PMWC 2024 Award Ceremony:
    Luminary Honoree: Catriona Jamieson, UCSD Health
  • Targeting Cancer Stem Cells in Precision Oncology
    - Catriona Jamieson, UCSD Health
  • Revolutionizing Clinical Trials: Precision Oncology and Novel Trial Designs (PANEL)
    Chair: Razelle Kurzrock, MCW
    - Vivek Subbiah, Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI)
    - Andrea Cercek, Memorial Sloan Kettering
    - Ben George, MCW
    - Patricia LoRusso, Yale
  • Transcriptomics in Precision Oncology: Opportunities and Limitations (PANEL)
    Chair: Razelle Kurzrock, MCW
    - Charles Perou, University of North Carolina
    - Eytan Ruppin, NIH
    - Bruce Quinn, Bruce Quinn Assoc LL
    - Andrea Califano, Columbia University
  • Democratizing Access to Personalized Cancer Care: The Role of Biomarker Testing (PANEL)
    Chair: Maggie Rougier-Chapman, Labcorp
  • Antibody-Drug Conjugates (ADCs): Tracing the Evolution and Forecasting the Future (PANEL)
    Chair: Adrian Lee, UPMC
    - Sandhya Girish, Gilead
    - Neelima Denduluri, Astra Zeneca
    - Hope S. Rugo, UCSF
  • PMWC Showcase
    - Michael Milburn, Genecentric Tx


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