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2011-03-02
Agilent Technologies, GE Healthcare and Life Technologies join the WIN Consortium

Agilent Technologies, GE Healthcare and Life Technologies join the WIN Consortium   

WIN Consortium (Worldwide Innovative Networking in Personalized cancer medicine) (http://www.winconsortium.org) proposes a unique alliance to fight cancer and invites you to join the 3rd annual symposium: Gateways to efficacy of cancer diagnostics and therapeutics  to be held on 6th to 8th of July at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France.

WIN Consortium is a joint initiative from the Institut Gustave Roussy (IGR, France) and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC, USA). The founding members are 17 academic cancer centers across all continents, National Breast Cancer foundation, Sage Base and three major industry partners Agilent Technologies, GE Healthcare, and Life Technologies.

 “ Its aim is to address the challenge of increasing the efficacy of cancer healthcare globally through personalized therapy and early diagnostics, in diverse populations from North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.” says Dr. John Mendelsohn, Chairman of WIN.

“We are extremely proud to participate to the WIN consortium, and will actively participate to make this project a success.” said Mark Vosenaar (Agilent), Robert Dann (GE Healthcare) and Martin Naley (Life Technologies).

WIN Consortium, proudly announces the constitution of its independent Scientific Advisory Board, chaired by Dr. Richard L Schilsky and constituted by worldwide experts:  Leroy Hood, Phillip Febbo, Daniel Hayes, David Tuveson, Guido Kroemer, Laura Van T Veer, Gary Rosner, Yves Lussier, Julio Celis, Manfred Schmitt and Ji Zhang. The Scientific Advisory Board has already started selecting the first scientific projects of WIN.

“Our overarching goals are to achieve more rapid and efficient translation of groundbreaking personalized cancer medicine discoveries into the standards for clinical care, to significantly improve the outcomes and quality of life of cancer patients, with a very ambitious goal of generating the first relevant study results within 3-5 years.” says Dr. Richard L. Schilsky, Chairman of WIN S.A.B.

The 3rd WIN symposium will be “a forum for open discussion in which your expertise and input is crucial. It is also a unique opportunity to hear more about WIN and consider taking an active part in this challenging project.” says Dr. Vladimir Lazar, Chief Operating Officer of WIN. 

To participate to this original and unique symposium, register now on our website: http://www.winconsortium.org

 For further information, please contact:

Vladimir Lazar: Chief Operating Officer

Tel:  +33 142 11 40 20

vladimir.lazar@igr.fr

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