2015 Early Detection: Lessons Learned from Other Cancers

Presented by Kenner Family Research Fund in partnership with the American Pancreatic Association

A Strategic Map for Innovation was formulated as a result of the 2014 Early Detection of Sporadic Pancreatic Cancer Summit Conference. The aggregate results from the efforts detailed in the post-summit white paper are aligned to improve survival for those individuals diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The integration of knowledge, partner engagement, and intentionality of discovery are imperative to move the field forward.

The 2015 Forum entitled Early Detection: Lessons Learned from Other Cancers is an important step in the implementation of the Strategic Map for Innovation. Recognizing progress made in other cancers is critical to overcoming barriers in early detection of pancreatic cancer. The Forum will take place on Wednesday, November 4th from 2:00 – 4:30 PM in conjunction with the American Pancreatic Association annual meeting in San Diego, California. This is an opportunity for attendees to gain information from a historical perspective and to engage in vital discussions with leading authorities in the areas of breast, prostate, colon, and lung cancer. Expert panelists include Seema Khan, M.D, Northwestern University; Daniel Lin, M.D., University of Washington; and Kevin Conroy, Chairman and CEO, Exact Sciences.