Moderator: Pat Fortune, PhD, Senior Market Sector Leader, Partners Innovation
Robert Copeland, PhD, President of Research and Chief Scientific Officer, Epizyme
Keith Dionne, PhD, CEO, Constellation Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Cigall Kadoch, PhD, Assistant Professor, DFCI, Harvard Medical School
Jeannie Lee, MD, PhD, Professor of Genetics, MGH
Nancy Simonian, MD, CEO, Syros Pharmaceuticals
Johnathan Whetstine, PhD, Tepper Family MGH Research Scholar, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
The initiation and progression of cancer is controlled by both genetic and epigenetic events. Epigenetics, the study of changes that influence how DNA does its job, is one of the fastest-moving fields in cancer research. Expert corporate and academic panel members will discuss the promise of epigenetics. They will describe translating basic epigenetic research into cancer diagnostics and therapies, emphasizing market opportunities and competitive advantages.