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.
Track 4, January 26
Track Chair: Cindy Perettie, Roche