Comis Symposium โ€“ Spring 2023

Robert L. Comis, MD Translational Science Symposium
I/O, I/O, Now Where Do We Go?
May 3, 2023
Chicago, IL
A highlight of the ECOG-ACRIN Group Meeting

This symposium is named for the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Groupโ€™s late Group Co-Chair Robert L. Comis, MD (pictured at left). The potential of translational science to advance cancer diagnosis, prevention, and treatment was a guiding passion for Dr. Comis, and the symposium honors him in this way. Learn more about Dr. Comis here.



Peter J. Oโ€™Dwyer, MD and Mitchell D. Schnall, MD, PhD
ECOG-ACRIN Group Co-Chairs, University of Pennsylvania


Cancer Immune Monitoring and Analysis Centers (CIMACs): How They Can Support ECOG-ACRIN Investigators?
Ignacio I. Wistuba, MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Director, ECOG-ACRIN Central Biorepository and Pathology Facility
Chair, ECOG-ACRIN Immunotherapeutics/CIMAC Subcommittee

Precision Immuno-Oncology, the Path to Personalized Assays and Therapies
Alexander C. Huang
University of Pennsylvania

Beyond PD1/PDL1: What Will It Take to Move the Needle?
Christine M. Lovly, MD, PhD
Vanderbilt University
ECOG-ACRIN Young Investigator of the Year for 2021

Guiding Cancer Immunotherapy with PET Imaging
Michael D. Farwell, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Imaging Chair, ECOG-ACRIN Melanoma Committee

Radiomics for Immuno-Ocologyt: Analysis of EA5163/INSIGNA Trial
Anant Madabhushi, PhD
Emory University

Tracing the Genomic Fingerprints of Tumor Evolution: Translational Genomics for Precision Immuno-Oncology
Valsamo (Elsa) Anagnostou, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Chair, ECOG-ACRIN Data Science Committee


MODERATOR: David A. Mankoff, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Co-Chair, ECOG-ACRIN Biomarker Steering Committee

DISCUSSANT: Heather A. Wakelee, MD
Stanford University
Member, ECOG-ACRIN Executive Committee and Task Force on Advancement for Women
ECOG-ACRIN Young Investigator of the Year for 2015

DISCUSSANT: Jedd D. Wolchok, MD, PhD
Weill Cornell Medicine
Chair, ECOG-ACRIN Melanoma Committee


Jedd D. Wolchok, MD, PhD

Download the printed program to read speaker bios.



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