Session Chair Profile

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

Razelle Kurzrock, MD, is a world leader in precision medicine and immunotherapy. As a medical oncologist/researcher, she is recognized as one of the most important voices in precision medicine and one of the most highly cited scientists globally. Dr. Kurzrock is known for founding and chairing the largest Phase 1 clinical trials department in the world while at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. More recently, at the University of California, Dr. Kurzrock founded and led the Rare Tumor Clinic and the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy. Dr. Kurzrock has brought oversight to >500 clinical trials, with many agents yielding FDA approvals. She has authored >900 peer-reviewed paper with an exception Hirsch index (h-index) score of 136 (>77,000 citations). Her strong record of competitive funding is comprised of ~$125 million in lifetime funding. She has four children, two Basenjis (dogs) and is married to Philip Cohen, MD, who is a dermatologist.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2023 Silicon Valley

Track 3 - January 25 9.00 A.M.-4.45 P.M.

Track Chair: Hakan Sakul, Pfizer

  • PMWC Award Ceremony:
    Honoree: Todd Golub, Broad Institute
  • Fireside Chat: Precision Medicine: Past, Present and Future
    - Todd Golub, Broad Institute
    - Hakan Sakul, Pfizer
  • Challenges in Providing Global Access to Precision Health (PANEL)
    Chair: Mike Pellini, Section32
    - Peter Kuhn, USC
    - Steven Rosen
    - Sarah Hersey, BMS
    - Ed Abrahams, PMC
  • Regulatory and Reimbursement Challenges for Precision Medicines (PANEL)
    Chair: Cynthia Bens, PMC
    - Robert Dumanois, ThermoFisher
    - Kaska Kowanetz, Pfizer
    - Elaine Katrivanos, Tempus
    - Elizabeth Mansfield, Foundation Medicine
  • Early Cancer Detection 360 Degree View
    Chair: Christian Wolfrum, Siemens Healthineers
    - Stephan Brock, Molecular Health
    - Christian Eusemann, Siemens Healthineers
    - Costanzo DiPerna, CommonSpirit
  • Novel Clinical Trial Designs (PANEL)
    Chair: Razelle Kurzrock, Medical College of Wisconsin
    - Jason Sicklick, UCSD
    - Jim Palma, Target Cancer Foundation
    - Corrie Painter, Precede Bio
    - Laura J Esserman, UCSF
  • Equity in Delivery of Precision Cancer Care through Community-Academic Partnerships
    - Manali Patel, Stanford
  • Challenges in Genomic Profiling of Pediatric Cancers
    - Andrew Kung, MSK
    - Christina Curtis, Stanford
  • PMWC NCI Showcase
    - Solomon Diamond, Lodestone
    - Jennifer Smith, PreCyte
  • City of Hope Precision Medicine
    - Stephen Gruber, City of Hope
  • PMWC Showcase
    - Matthew Goldberg, Castle