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Florida and the Cancer Moonshot

Florida Health Grand Rounds

Florida and the Cancer Moonshot
April 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., ET
Presented by Christopher R. Cogle, MD
Professor of Medicine; Pierre Chagnon Professor; Scholar in Clinical Research, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Chairperson, Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council

Each year in Florida over 100,000 people are newly diagnosed with cancer and 1.3 million Floridians are living with cancer or a cancer history. Cancer is now the leading cause of death in Florida. The advent of DNA sequencing has revealed cancer as a multi-genetic disease with subclonal architecture and multiple abilities to evade the immune system. This new and specific understanding of cancer has illuminated several promising strategies for cancer prevention and treatment. But this new comprehension of cancer and the complexity of data will require a transformation from single laboratory science to an orchestrated approach involving multiple laboratories, research centers and industry partners. Floridian examples of this transformational Cancer Moonshot work will be presented and discussed.

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