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PhD, Professor of Genetics, UNC

Biography
Charles M. Perou, PhD is currently the Co-Director of the Computational Medicine Program, Faculty Director of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) Bioinformatics Group, and Co-Leader of the LCCC Breast Cancer Research Program at UNC. He is also a member of the ALLIANCE Breast Committee, and the Executive Steering Committee Member of the Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium (TBCRC). Dr. Perou co-founded 3 biotechnology companies (Bioclassifier, GeneCentric Therapeutics, and Reveal Genomics), which are broadly focused on using genomic assays coupled to novel therapeutics to make improvements for personalized patient care and ultimately to improve cancer patient survival outcomes. His training history includes a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Bates College, a PhD in Experimental Pathology from the University of Utah, and postdoctoral work in the laboratory of David Botstein (then at Stanford University). He won a number of awards including the European Institute of Oncology Breast Cancer Therapy Award, the Jill Rose Award for Distinguished Biomedical Research from BCRF, the Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction from Komen, the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Association of American Cancer Institutes, and most recently been elected as a Fellow of the AACR (FAACR). He authored more than 450 peer reviewed articles, and has been named an inventor on multiple USA and European patents. Lastly, He has been named a Thomson Reuters Most Highly Cited Researcher in 2014-2022, where his work has received more than 240,000 total citations according to Google Scholar.


 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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