Interested in data sharing, privacy and innovation?

08 May.2017

Join the parallel session and listen to renowned speakers like Shawn Sweeney from the Armerican Association for Cancer Research. 

Part of the program in this year’s NRI-Conference is a specialized workshop for professionals interested in Data sharing, Privacy and Innovation. For the program they have invited several excellent speakers. One of their key note speakers Shawn Sweeney will present his publication of Tumor Genome data, called the AACR Project GENIE.

GENIE – a new registration tool for cancer research

Mr Sweeney is the associate director of translational research at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), he serves as liaison for the AACR’s Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Committee (CTCRC) and scientific working groups; project lead and content developer for the AACR Cancer Progress Report series; and internal scientific consultant.

Before joining the AACR, Sweeney was a research associate in the Institute for Medicine and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. His more than 15-year career in research focused on the role of the microenvironment in cardiovascular development and disease, as well as in tumor metastasis. Sweeney is also an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the International University of the Health Sciences’ School of Medicine. He firmly believes in the power of bicycles to transform individuals, neighborhoods, cities, countries, and ultimately the world. 

Mr Shawn Sweeney at AACR will present GENIE at this year’s NRI-Conference 

 AACR Project GENIE is designed to power clinical decision-making and advance clinical and translational research. The initial phase of the project, which is being conducted in partnership with seven global leaders in genomic sequencing for clinical utility, as well as two informatics partners, will aggregate participants’ clinical-grade sequencing data and link them to select clinical outcomes data to improve patient treatment decisions and catalyze clinical and translational research. This registry already contains more than 17,000 genomic records, and the grant from Genentech will help ensure the success of the project.

To learn more about Project GENIE you can watch this video:

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