Events
May 3, 2014

Yuan Kang, 2013 CommerceNet Intern, Presents Paper

Talks

2013 CommerceNet intern, Yuan Kang, a graduate student at Columbia University, presented his CN work at DUMA 2014, the 5th International Workshop on Data Usage Management, part of the IEEE CS Security & Privacy Workshop (SPW 2014), in San Jose.

His work, entitled “RAPPD: A language and prototype for recipient-accountable private personal data” was co-authored by CommerceNet Executive Director Allan Schiffman and Senior Fellow Jeff Shrager. The RAPPD system lets the originator of a data-containing email message express his or her privacy desires regarding the data, and provides some accountability for the use and forwarding of that data by the recipient. Jeff Shrager also contributed to a panel at the workshop. He discussed how accountability might evolve in the coming age of intelligent machines, like self-driving cars.

January 14, 2014

Cancer Commons to Co-Host First Track for Patients & Advocates at Personalized Medicine World Conference

Events

Personalized oncology is changing the cancer treatment landscape. Increasingly, patients are treated according to the distinct genetics of their tumors. To realize the full benefits of this shift, cancer patients and advocates must be engaged and informed. Cancer Commons has joined the Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC) to co-host a special two-day track for cancer patients and advocates. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss personalized medicine with each other and with researchers, clinicians, and industry leaders. Distinguished speakers will present the latest advances in personalized oncology and discuss its promise for the future.

PMWC is the largest and most established global conference on personalized medicine. It provides a platform for clinical, scientific, industry, and mobile health stakeholders to collaborate and catalyze further change. Cancer patients and advocates can register for thePatient & Advocate Program (Track 4) at a discounted fee.

PMWC 2014 will take place January 27-28, 2014, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

January 14, 2014

Marty Tenenbaum to Lead Panel Discussion at 2014 Personalized Medicine World Conference

Events

Cancer Commons founder Marty Tenenbaum will lead a panel discussion at the 2014 Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC) on Jan 27. The discussion, entitled, “PM in Oncology Today: Making It Work for Patients, Clinicians, Researchers, and Industry,” will also feature George Demetri of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Vincent A. Miller of Foundation Medicine, lung cancer survivor Neil Schiffman, and Edgar Staren of CTCA Medicine and Science. Their diverse perspectives will ignite insightful discussion regarding the current use and future promise of personalized medicine in cancer.

The 6th annual PMWC conference in Silicon Valley runs Jan 27–28. It brings together leaders from multiple sectors—including business, government, healthcare-delivery, research and technology—to learn from each other and further the field of personalized medicine. Dr. Tenenbaum’s panel discussion is at 11 am on the main-stage. General registration is available through Jan 24.

September 10, 2013

“How to Beat Cancer” Marty Tenenbaum Speaks at Silicom Ventures’ Monthly Meeting

Events

Cancer Commons founder Dr. Marty Tenenbaum spoke at the monthly meeting of Silicom Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based investment forum. Dr. Tenenbaum discussed his vision for a personalized approach to oncology, offering solutions that could help answer these questions:

-Which are the best drugs and trials for me?
-How can I get timely and affordable access to the latest investigational drugs?
-How can we slash the time and cost of drug development so that the economics work for therapies that target small subsets of patients?
-Can cancer research be funded, one patient at a time?

For more information on this specific event, see Silicom Ventures

To view this presentation, see How To Beat Cancer

July 15, 2013

Dr. Tenenbaum Speaks at Health Informatics Using Artificial Intelligence (HIAI 2013)

Events

Dr. Tenenbaum described opportunities to apply human and machine intelligence to organize and refine the world’s knowledge about treating cancer. The talk discussed AI topics for medicine including text mining, machine learning, crowdsourcing and others. He also gave an update on his work with Cancer Commons.

To view the presentation see How to Beat Cancer HIAI July 2013

June 14, 2013

AMS talks Privacy at PST2013 in Spain

Conferences, Events, Security

Allan will be attending the UNESCO 11th International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST2013) in Tarragona, Catalonia, July 10-12.  He will be presenting the paper authored with Fellow Jeff Shrager and 2012 Intern Alegria Baquero titled Blend me in: Privacy-Preserving Input Generalization for Personalized Online Services (slidespaper).

February 13, 2013

CHI and Cancer Commons presents a plenary panel on Personalized Oncology at the Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference in San Francisco

Events

Personalized Oncology – Fulfilling the Promise for Today’s Patients

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference, CHI and Cancer Commons presented a plenary panel on Personalized Oncology. Innovations such as NGS and The Cancer Genome Atlas have revealed that cancer comprises hundreds of distinct molecular diseases. Early clinical successes with targeted therapies suggest that cancer might one day be managed as a chronic disease using an evolving cocktail of drugs. Representing all five conference channels, Diagnostics, Therapeutics, Clinical, Informatics, and Cancer, a panel of experts led a highly interactive exploration of what it will take to realize this vision in the near future.

For more details, see the Cancer Commons website.

To view the presentation, see TriCon 2 13 13 Deck

October 26, 2012

Dr. Tenenbaum Speaks at the Institute of Medicine’s Sharing Clinical Research Data Workshop – Proposes Rapid Learning Inititative to Jump-Start Data Sharing in Cancer

Events

Dr. Tenenbaum, Founder and Chairman of Cancer Commons, speaks at the Institute of Medicine’s Sharing Clinical Research Data:  An Institute of Medicine Workshop, October 4-5, 2012 at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington DC.

The workshop is being jointly organized by the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation; Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders; National Cancer Policy Forum; and Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health.

Additional information can be found at The Institute of Medicine.

October 26, 2012

Sarah Greene Speaks at Open Science Summit on Rapid Learning Community

Events

Sarah Greene, Executive Director at Cancer Commons, speaks at the Open Science Summit in Mountain View, California on Saturday, October 20, 2012.   Ms. Greene discusses Cancer Commons Rapid Learning Community.

To view her talk,  jump to the 27:02 mark.

October 26, 2012

Dr. Tenenbaum to speak at the Personalized Medicine World Conference, January 2013

Events

Dr. Tenenbaum, Founder and Chairman of Cancer Commons, will speak at the Personalized Medicine World Conference on January 29, 2013.