Speaker Profile

MD, Section Head, Colorectal Cancer, MSK

Biography
Dr. Cercek is a board certified medical oncologist specializing in the treatment of patients with gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, particularly colorectal cancer (CRC), appendix cancer, and cholangiocarcinoma. Her research is focused on the development of novel systemic and regional therapies, including approaches based on tumor genomics, with the goal of improving outcomes while minimizing treatment related toxicities. She is the founder and codirector of the Center for Young Onset Colorectal and Gastrointestinal Cancer. This clinic is the first of its kind in the world is dedicated solely to the specific needs of people under 50 who have CRC or other GI cancers.


 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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