TAMEST Conference to Feature Program on Cancer Research and Treatment

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The 12th annual conference—Cancer: A Texas Sized Problem—of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST) will explore the epidemiology, genetics, initiation, progression, and treatment paradigms of perhaps the most pressing current health problem of our society—CANCER.

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The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST) will hold its 12th annual conference January 22–23, 2015, at the Omni Houston Hotel in Houston, Texas. The conference theme—Cancer: A Texas Sized Problem—will explore the epidemiology, genetics, initiation, progression, and treatment paradigms of perhaps the most pressing current health problem of our society—CANCER. The program includes keynote addresses by James P. Allison, Ph.D., The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Margaret L. Kripke, Ph.D., Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas; Mike J. Pazin, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health; Judith A. Salerno, M.D., M.S., Susan G. Komen®; and Frederic de Sauvage, Ph.D., Genentech, Inc.

WHAT: TAMEST’s 12th Annual Conference—Cancer: A Texas-Sized Problem

WHEN: Thursday–Friday, January 22-23, 2015

WHERE: Omni Houston Hotel, 4 Riverway, Houston, TX 77056

WHO: James P. Allison, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Immunology; Director, Immunology Platform; Deputy Director, David H. Koch Center for Applied Research of Genitourinary Cancers | The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Margaret L. Kripke, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer | Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
Mike J. Pazin, Ph.D., Program Director, Division of Genome Sciences, National Human Genome Research Institute | National Institutes of Health
Judith A. Salerno, M.D., M.S., President and Chief Executive Officer | Susan G. Komen®
Frederic de Sauvage, Ph.D., Vice President, Molecular Oncology | Genentech, Inc.

For further information, please visit http://www.tamest.org/events/2015-annual-conference.html.

About TAMEST
TAMEST is what comes before the change you see in our state. A nonprofit and a brain trust for Texas, TAMEST convenes influential experts to promote cross-industry and cross-disciplinary knowledge sharing. Through TAMEST, research collides with industry. Our members make new discoveries, lay the groundwork for tackling critical issues, and change the course of funding, legislation, and society. With 270+ members, TAMEST is composed of the Texas-based members of the three National Academies (Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Sciences) and the state’s 10 Nobel Laureates. TAMEST brings the state’s top scientific, academic, and corporate minds together to further position Texas as a national research leader. TAMEST also fosters the next generation of scientists and facilitates awareness and communication among the state’s best and brightest about research priorities for the future. More information is available at http://www.tamest.org.

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