The American Society of Clinical Oncology® Endorses the WIN 2016 Symposium

Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2016


The American Society of Clinical Oncology® Endorses the WIN 2016 Symposium: Innovative Approaches to Improve Cancer Patient Outcomes, June 27-28, 2016, Paris, France

VILLEJUIF, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The WIN Consortium (WIN) is proud to announce that its symposium dedicated to “Innovative approaches to improve cancer patient outcomes” has been endorsed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO®) for its exceptional scientific program. “It is the 8th consecutive year that ASCO® has endorsed this unique scientific forum, that has become a major event in Precision Cancer Medicine”, said John Mendelsohn, Director for MD Anderson Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy and Chairman of WIN.

WIN 2016’s symposium will be of exceptional value, as it will address very challenging and controversial themes. Precision medicine, as announced by the US President Barack Obama, has become a key objective shared by the oncology community. A special forum will be dedicated to discuss how to expedite precision cancer medicine with the outstanding participation of Bruce E. Johnson (ASCO® 2017 president elect), Richard L. Schilsky (ASCO®’s Chief Medical Officer and Chairman of WIN Scientific Advisory Board), Razelle Kurzrock (UCSD), William Sellers (Novartis), John Mendelsohn and many others.

The WIN symposium has increasingly become the forum where academia and industry share in a very candid way the latest innovations in cancer personalized medicine. But since there is no innovation without patients, this year, WIN2016 will present the opportunity for patient advocates to voice their opinions, in particular, Francesco de Lorenzo, the President of the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC).

The greatest experts in the field of personalized and systems biology medicine in oncology will contribute to the program under the chairmanship of Dr. Josep Tabernero (Vall d’Hebron, Spain): Alberto Bardelli, Andrea Califano, Stephen Friend, Leroy Hood, Gordon B. Mills, and many others from academia, industry and cancer research organizations. They will present the latest innovations aiming at improving the survival and quality of life of cancer patients in the following sessions:

New tools for early diagnosis, selecting therapies and monitoring
Innovative clinical trials to substantially improve outcome
Relevant models and critical preclinical data before moving to the clinic
Translation of big data into clinical opportunities
The WIN 2016 symposium is the only event of its kind that enables all stakeholders of cancer care, from academia to industry, to present their latest advances.
For more information, take a look at www.winsymposium.org

This program is endorsed by ASCO®. 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.

Contacts
WIN Consortium
Vladimir Lazar
Chief Operating Officer
Vladimir.lazar@winconsortium.org

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.