Dr. John Mendelsohn, Chairman, Worldwide Innovative Networking (WIN) Consortium in personalized cancer medicine
“Our mission is to rapidly translate personalized cancer medicine discoveries into standards of patient care worldwide.” Dr. John Mendelsohn, Chairman, Worldwide Innovative Networking (WIN) Consortium in personalized cancer medicine

WINning together

WIN was formed on the premise that we can accomplish more together than each organization can achieve working alone. We aim to improve cancer patients’ survival and quality of life. View WIN's history and unique attributes:

WIN represents a global collaboration of cancer centers, life science and biotech organizations, pharmaceutical and technology companies, health plans, and not-for-profit organizations.
The Worldwide Innovative Networking (WIN) Consortium in personalized cancer medicine was initiated in 2010 with leadership from leading cancer centers worldwide. WIN is a non-profit, non-governmental organization headquartered in Paris.

WIN was created to accelerate the pace and reduce the cost of translating novel cancer treatments to the bedside by developing and applying, through worldwide clinical trials and research projects, the most promising advances in genomic-based cancer research. WIN aims to initiate research projects each year in a global consortium guided by an independent scientific advisory board.

WIN now includes 35 institutional members. These stakeholders have come together from all parts of the world to address the challenge of increasing the efficacy of cancer diagnostics and therapeutics by understanding the genetics and biology of each individual’s tumor and accounting for genetic differences across diverse populations—from North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Our goal is to significantly improve outcomes for patients around the globe. We aim to increase the number of patients worldwide that have access to innovative, global clinical trials in the area of genomic-based cancer therapeutics. Global diversity and inclusion of all stakeholders is WIN’s most important and differentiating asset.
WIN is comprised of organizations representing all stakeholders in personalized cancer medicine.
WIN enables cross-sector collaborations designed to accelerate the speed and efficacy with which breakthroughs in personalized cancer medicine can be realized and brought to patients worldwide.

Our members include leading academic, pharmaceutical, life science, not-for-profit, health IT, and healthpayer organizations.
Our members include 25 leading academic centers representing 17 countries and four continents, enabling coordinated studies with a global patient population.
The response to a genetically-targeted therapy can vary due to differences in ethnicity and environment. WIN's global studies are designed to identify and account for this variability, enhancing the speed and efficacy with which novel discoveries can be made and brought to patients around the world.

WIN's first trial, WINTHER, is currently being carried out through a collaboration between six academic centers in five countries, with key support from Europe (EUFP7), Fondation ARC, Pfizer and other pharma companies.
WIN prioritizes cross-sector interaction designed to enhance learning across and between continents and healthcare sectors.
WIN Symposia, held annually in Paris, bring together hundreds of leaders representing all stakeholders from around the world in a forum designed to promote the exchange of ideas and information.

Clinical trials and projects

WIN members collaboratively design and carry out global studies designed to achieve breakthroughs for patients worldwide. Our distinguished Scientific Advisory Board oversees WIN studies. Current trials include:

WINTHER, the WIN Consortium's first global personalized cancer medicine trial, is an ongoing global study carried out at multiple leading academic cancer centers around the world.
WINTHER aims to validate a breakthrough concept that would offer treatment guided by each patients biology for the vast majority of cancer patients.

With multiple cancer centers representing four countries - as well as partner biotech and pharma companies - WINTHER exemplifies WIN's commitment to innovative, collaborative studies that make effective, personalized medicine a reality for patients worldwide.
WIN is currently planning innovative global clinical trials that represent the next generation of studies focused on lung cancer.
European funded trials WINTHER EU FP7 funded and CHEMORES EU FP6 funded established foundations for WIN future global strategy for lung cancer currently under development.

The concept underlying the new strategy is developed in the following publications:
WIN provides a legal and fundraising framework that enables collective fundraising while protecting its members' intellectual property.
The WIN platform enables multiple organizations from different sectors to productively collaborate while providing for the protection of intellectual property. Each project or clinical trial has its own specific contract or funding mechanism.

People leadership

WIN leaders are selected for their contributions and commitment to making effective, personalized cancer medicine a reality for patients around the world. They guide WIN's strategic, operational, and scientific direction.

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John Mendelsohn

Director, Khalifa Institute for Personalized Cancer Medicine and Past-President, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (USA)

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Chairman, WIN Scientific Advisory Board
Richard L. Schilsky

Chief Medical Officer, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO); Chairman, WIN SAB

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Chair, Clinical Trials Committee
Razelle Kurzrock

Chief, Division of Hematology & Oncology, Sr. Deputy Center Director for Clinical Science, University of California San Diego Moores Cancer Center (USA)

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Chief Scientific and Operating Officer
Vladimir Lazar

Chief Scientific and Operating Officer, WIN Consortium

Our members

WIN members include 37 leading organizations representing all stakeholders in personalized cancer medicine. Our shared vision is delivering the promise of effective, personalized cancer medicine to patients worldwide.

WIN Symposia

WIN Symposia, held annually in Paris, gather leaders representing a breadth of stakeholders from around the world to learn, share, and collaborate. Visit http://www.winsymposium.org for registration and additional information.

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WIN 2017 Symposium

June 26, 2017 - June 27, 2017

The WIN Consortium is pleased to announce that its 9th Annual Symposium ‘Expediting Global Innovation in Precision Cancer Medicine’ will be held in Paris, France, June 26-27, 2017. The overarching goal of our symposium is to share information to promote and accelerate cutting edge investigations and use of personalized, targeted cancer therapy.

Please visit our dedicated symposium website for more details: http://www.winsymposium.org

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WIN 2016 Symposium

June 27, 2016 - June 28, 2016

The WIN 2016 Symposium “Innovative Approaches to Improve Cancer Patient Outcomes”, June 27-28th was the eighth in a series of symposia dedicated to advancing personalized cancer medicine. It was a successful unique forum that brought leaders representing all stakeholders - academia, pharma, biotech / life sciences, regulatory, and health payer - together from around the globe.

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WIN 2015 Symposium

June 29, 2015 - June 30, 2015

The WIN 2015 Symposium, on the theme of “Novel Targets, Innovative Agents, Advanced Technologies: A WINNing Strategy?” featured a global array of many of the world’s leading experts in personalized cancer medicine - from academia, pharma, biotech, and governmental organizations.

What people are saying

John Mendelsohn discusses WIN and WIN 2017 Symposium at AACR
Vladimir Lazar speaks about the forthcoming WIN 2017 Symposium at AACR
WIN 2017 Symposium will be held in Paris, France from June 26-27, 2017. The CME accredited WIN2017 is an exceptional scientific event dedicated to “Expediting Global Innovation in Precision Cancer Medicine’’ addressed to all cancer care professionals.
February 08, 2017 06:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
VILLEJUIF, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WIN 2017 Symposium will be held in Paris, France from June 26-27, 2017. The CME accredited WIN2017 is an exceptional scientific event dedicated to “Expediting Global Innovation in Precision Cancer Medicine’’ addressed to all cancer care professionals.

“The 2016 WIN symposium brought together some of most distinguished lecturers from around the world covering a broad array of topics that are likely to have a direct impact on the treatment of most of our patients with cancer.” said Bruce E. Johnson, President of ASCO® 2017-2018, who delivered a keynote lecture in the last edition. ASCO® has endorsed the WIN Symposium for the past eight consecutive years.

John Mendelsohn, Chair of WIN Consortium and Past President of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will present in his Welcome Address an overview of WIN disruptive programs aiming to significantly improve lung cancer patients’ outcomes.

José Baselga, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will discuss in Keynote Opening Lecture “Genomic-driven Clinical Studies in Breast Cancer”.

The Closing Keynote lecture and remarks will be presented by Leroy Hood from Institute for Systems Biology.

The scientific program brings together the greatest academic and industry experts and will develop the following themes:

Innovation in clinical trial design – Razelle Kurzrock (UCSD), Laura Esserman (UCSF), Donald A. Berry and J Jack Lee (UT-MD Anderson)
New avenues for target discovery - Geneviève Almouzni (Institut Curie) and Giorgio Massimini (Merck Serono)
Immunological approach to personalized medicine – Antoni Ribas (UCLA), Guido Kroemer (Gustave Roussy), Hans-Georg Rammensee (University of Tübingen) and Steven Anderson (Covance)
Next great steps in cancer therapy – Olli Kallioniemi (Karolinska Institutet & FIMM), Henry Rodriguez (NCI) and Peter Lichter (DFKZ)
Predict: what and how? – Martine J. Piccart-Gebhart (Jules Bordet), Jean-François Martini (Pfizer), Maureen Sullivan (Blue Cross Blue Shield), Caroline Robert (Gustave Roussy)
Using new knowledge in clinical trials – René Bernards (NKI), Daniel F. Hayes (University of Michigan, President of ASCO® 2016-2017), Reinhardt Büttner (University Hospital of Cologne), Stefan Pfister (DKFZ) and Robert G. Bristow (Princess Margaret)
There will be open discussion with audience participation on each of these topics. In addition, three forums with open discussion for all attendees will debate on how to deliver better treatments to patients and improving their outcomes and these will be published in a synopsis of the symposium.

Trends of clinical trial design, moderated by Razelle Kurzrock (UCSD) and Brian Leyland-Jones (AVERA)
Place of immunotherapy approaches in precision cancer care, moderated by Antoni Ribas (UCLA) and Jean-Yves Blay (Centre Léon Bérard)
Challenges of real world implementation of precision medicine and implications for other diseases, moderated by Lisa Hutchinson (Nature Publishing Group) and Thomas Tursz (Fondation ARC) with the exceptional participation of Otmar D. Wiestler (Helmholtz Association) and Richard L. Schilsky (ASCO®)
The authors of the two best posters will be awarded with a prize of 750 euros and invited to an oral presentation at the Symposium.

The Symposium exhibition area is open to all industry to showcase and share their latest research and interact with attendees. The WIN symposium provides excellent networking opportunities between all professionals in cancer care.

For more information, take a look at www.winsymposium.org

For sponsoring opportunities contact: catherine.bresson@winconsortium.org

About WIN: WIN Consortium is a non-profit organization based in Paris, France. We are a worldwide network assembling cancer stakeholders from four continents to develop cutting edge concepts and clinical trials that improve survival for cancer patients. WIN members include 28 outstanding cancer centers plus 9 additional leading pharmaceutical, technology companies and patient advocacy organizations representing stakeholders in precision cancer medicine, www.winconsortium.org

ASCO® and American Society of Clinical Oncology® are registered trademarks of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. Used with permission. This is not an ASCO® sponsored event.

WIN Consortium
Vladimir Lazar, Telephone: 00 33 66 109 15 22
Chief Scientific and Operating Officer
Dr. Vladimir Lazar named “Outstanding Chief Operating Officer of the Year” for 2016-2017
NEW YORK, NY - 06/06/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — The International Society of Business Leaders, ISOBL, New York proudly announces the nomination of Dr. Vladimir Lazar as “Outstanding Chief Operating Officer of the Year”, in recognition for the creation of the WIN Consortium.

The International Society Of Business Leaders announces today the nomination of Dr. Vladimir Lazar as “Outstanding Chief Operating Officer of the Year 2016”. This nomination comes in recognition of the accomplishments in the field of biotechnology and life sciences following the creation of the Worldwide Innovative Networking in Cancer Precision Medicine, WIN Consortium, which today is undeniably a unique organization at the forefront of the fight against cancer.

Dr. Vladimir Lazar obtained his MD (1989) at The University of Timisoara (Romania), First in Class and Certificate of Merit “Magna cum Laudae”. He became a specialist in Clinical Biology (DIS, 1997, University René Descartes in Paris) and obtained his PhD in molecular biology (1997) at The University René Descartes in Paris, with the highest degree and the Prize of University. Dr. Vladimir Lazar is specialized in clinical biology, molecular biology, molecular pathology and has a broad training, education and postgraduate degrees in biotechnology (first in class) and project management. He is a recognized specialist in translating research into clinical applications. He was the founder and Head of Gustave Roussy’s Genomic Center and Integrated Biology Platform (2002-2015) running the Agilent European reference and training center. He is the founder and Chief Operating officer of the WIN Consortium. In these positions he has built a strong expertise in project design, technology evaluation and implementation, use of genomics and biomarkers in oncology, companion test development, and biology driven clinical trials. He is author of 6 patents and author-co-author of more than 100 publications.

In 2010, Dr. Lazar initiated the WIN Consortium in Cancer Precision Medicine. The primary motivation for founding this new organization was triggered by the refusal of the status quo of oncology today. Despite undeniable recent progress, with new promising drugs and new therapeutic avenues, a staggering number of cancer patients remain diagnosed in late metastatic stage. This is painfully true in the case of lung cancer, which is mostly diagnosed at metastatic stage and remains incurable, with a high burden for the society.

‘’With so many patients and families hit by cancer, waiting for effective treatments, siloed research gets in the way of innovation. With WIN Consortium, academics and industries are working together in order to shift the paradigm of cancer care. WIN was founded on the premise that we can accomplish more together than each organization can achieve working alone. In WIN, Academics and Industries work hand in hand to develop the tools and therapies needed to significantly improve survival and quality of life of cancer patients from diverse backgrounds.’’ said Dr. Vladimir Lazar.

WIN Consortium is a non-profit, non-governmental organization incorporated in France that assembles all stakeholders of cancer care. 33 members: 25 renowned academics in 14 countries and 4 continents, 2 patient advocates and 6 industries (technology and pharma). The organization is led by an Executive Committee of renown global experts in the field:

- John Mendelsohn, Chairman, Director of Khalifa Institute for Personalized Cancer Medicine and Past-President, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (USA),
- Richard L. Schilsky, Chairman Scientific Advisory Board, Chief Medical Officer ASCO (USA),
- Razelle Kurzrock, Head of Clinical Trials Committee – Chief, Division of Hematology & Oncology, Sr. Deputy Center Director for Clinical Science, University of California San Diego Moores Cancer Center (USA),
- Vladimir Lazar, Founder and Chief Operating Officer (France)
- Catherine Bresson, Director of Operations (UK)

For more information on Dr. Lazar please contact him

Vladimir Lazar, +33-66-109-15-22
Institut Curie

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