Breakout Discussion Groups at CHI's Oncology Clinical Trials Event Next Month in San Francisco

Delegates now have the option to choose from 3 moderated breakout discussion groups at this conference that is set for February 21-23, San Francisco, CA (part of CHI's Molecular Med TRI-CON 2012).
Jan. 11, 2012 - PRLog -- Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) today announced details for three concurrent breakout discussion groups to be hosted by a facilitator at its second annual Oncology Clinical Trials: Bringing Targeted & Tailored Cancer Therapy to Patient conference.  This conference is set for February 21-23, 2012 at the Moscone North Convention Center in San Francisco, CA.

The following concurrent breakout discussion groups will be held on the conclusion of day one between 5:20-6:20 pm:

Forging New Regulatory Pathways for Delivery of Personalized Medicine
Moderator: Linda Burdette, Ph.D., Director, Drug Regulatory Affairs, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc.

-  Brainstorm new regulatory pathways to facilitate co-development of drug/diagnostics
-  Explore areas where additional FDA guidance is needed for co-development of
-  Propose incentives for innovation and risk-based approaches to contemporaneous
  development of drug/diagnostics

To Randomize or Not to Randomize in Oncology Phase 2 Clinical Trials
Moderator: Ionel Mitrica, Ph.D., Director, Clinical Development, Oncology, GlaxoSmithKline

-  Review experience with/bias toward Phase 2 single-arm trials (SATs) vs randomized
  controlled trials (RCTs) in roundtable participants’ institutions
-  Review some of the pros and cons for SATs vs RCTs, and when one or the other may
  make more sense
-  Discuss the role of RCTs in early oncology drug development

Genomic Based Approach to Cancer Clinical Trials
Moderator: Apostolia-Maria Tsimberidou, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

-  Optimization of molecular profiling: challenges
-  Development of novel targeted agents
-  Collaboration and exchange of information regarding molecular profiling and
   treatment selection

As part of the Molecular Med TRI-CON 2012, attendees have access to 2 partnering forums, 5 symposia, 18 short courses, and 12 core programs. The event attracts than 3,000 attendees and provides attendees an opportunity to interact with each other in the shared exhibit/poster hall, plenary keynotes and social functions.

Advance registration discounts are available until January 13, 2012. To view the conference agenda and to register, please visit

To inquire about sponsoring and/or exhibiting, contact Jon Stroup, 781-972-5483,

Writers and editors are encouraged to attend. To request a press pass, contact Tracey Fielding at

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