Speaker Profile

M.D., FACP, Center Associate Director, Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin

Biography
Dr. Kurzrock is a board-certified medical oncologist and a renowned expert in precision medicine. She is known for developing one of the largest and best known Phase I clinical trial programs in the United States while at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas. Dr. Kurzrock established the UCSD’s Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy at the Moores Cancer Center. The center focuses on genomically-driven therapy as well as precision immunotherapy, especially in rare cancers. Dr. Kurzrock is a global leader in personalized medicine, bringing the first transcriptomic study to the clinic in an international setting spanning five countries (WINTHER), as well as the first study of individually customized combination therapy (IPREDICT). Dr. Kurzrock received her MD from the University of Toronto, Canada. She has over 800 PubMed publications, an H-index of 122, has been named to the lists of most highly cited scientists in the world and the 25 world leaders in precision medicine, and she has a uniquely strong record of competitive funding with more than 100 million dollars in lifetime funding.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2024 Silicon Valley

Track 3 - January 24 9.00 A.M.-4.45 P.M.


Track Chair: Razelle Kurzrock, Medical College of Wisconsin

  • PMWC 2024 Award Ceremony:
    Luminary Honoree: Catriona Jamieson, UCSD Health
  • Keynote: 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
    - Andrea Cercek, Memorial Sloan Kettering
    - Apostolia Tsimberidou, MD Anderson
    - Ben George, MCW
  • Transcriptomics in Precision Oncology: Opportunities and Limitations (PANEL)
    Chair: Razelle Kurzrock, MCW
    - Andrea Califano, Columbia University
    - Charles Perou, University of North Carolina
    - Eytan Ruppin, NIH
    - Bruce Quinn, Bruce Quinn Assoc LL
    - David W. Craig, City of Hope Cancer Center
  • Legislation Mandating Insurance Coverage for Biomarker Testing
    - Kathryn Phillips, UCSF
  • Collaborative Frontiers: Transforming Cancer Care Access and Patient Outcomes (PANEL)
    Chair: Maggie Rougier-Chapman, Labcorp
    - Jennifer Rushton, Baptist Health System San Antonio, TX
    - Rebecca Previs, Duke Cancer Institute
    - Suzanne Garner, Outcomes4Me
    - Taylor Jensen, Labcorp
  • Exploring the Clinical Utility of Dynamic ctDNA Monitoring
    Chair: Lincoln Pasquina, Foundation Medicine
    - Hatim Husain, UCSD
  • 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
    - Robert Cook, Castle Bio
    - Mark P. de Souza,SonALAsense, Inc.
    - Amrie Grammer, Ampel Biosolutions
  • NCI Showcase
    - Nick Reder, Alpenglow Bio

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