Comis Symposium โ€“ Spring 2024

Robert L. Comis, MD Translational Science Symposium
Novel Technologies for Guiding and Delivering Cancer Treatment: Image-Guided Surgery, Theranostics, and Drug Delivery
May 1, 2024
Baltimore, MD
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


Keith T. Flaherty, MD
Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital

Segment 1: Radiopharmaceutical Theranostics

PSMA Targeted Therapy for Prostate Cancer
Steven P. Rowe, MD, PhD
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

SSTR โ€“ Targeted Therapy for Neuroendocrine Tumors (PRRT): Paradigm for Theranostics
Lisa Bodei, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Integration of Radiopharmaceutical Therapy into Overall Cancer Treatment
Jennifer R. Eads, MD
University of Pennsylvania
ECOG-ACRIN Young Investigator of the Year for 2022

The Relevance of Clonal Hematopoiesis in Radiotheranostic Induced Hematopoietic Dysfunction
Mrinal S. Patnaik, MBBS
Mayo Clinic

Segment 2: Intraoperative Biomarkers

Pafolacianine for Intraoperative Molecular Imaging of Ovarian Cancer
Janos L. Tanyi, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Video-Based Navigation
Masaru Ishii, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University

Image-Guided Intraoperative Therapy
Samuel Achilefu, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Segment 3: New Technologies/Advancements in Therapeutic Options

Implantable Microdevices to Measure Multiple Drug Responses and Guide Treatment Decisions in Cancer Patients
Oliver Jonas, PhD
Harvard University, Brigham and Womenโ€™s Hospital

Segment 4: Panel Discussion

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

Download the printed program to read speaker bios.



ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group