The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (ECOG-ACRIN) hosts the Robert L. Comis, MD Translational Science Symposium twice a year at group meetings. Every group meeting kicks off with this plenary symposium, open to all attendees. The goal of this event is to seed ideas for ECOG-ACRIN’s various committees to explore within its three scientific programs. Each event features a focused examination of a particular field of scientific opportunity.
Dr. Comis (pictured above) was an innovative researcher who recognized the potential for translational science to advance cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. Some of the most important national late-stage clinical trials were conducted under his leadership as Chair of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) and as Co-Chair of ECOG-ACRIN. He spearheaded scores of scientific discoveries that changed clinical practice across multiple types of cancer. ECOG-ACRIN is pleased to honor him in this way.
Note: We regret that we are not able to offer this event during the virtual group meetings. However, we look forward to resuming the symposium once we can return to in-person meetings.
Fall 2019 Comis Symposium Program (includes videos)
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