John Quackenbush to Speak at CHI’s Bioinformatics & Cancerinformatics, Feb. 21-23, San Francisco

Dr. Quackenbush will present in the translating biomarker driven cancer treatments into practice session.
Jan. 12, 2012 - PRLog -- Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) today announces that John Quackenbush, Ph.D., Professor, Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Cancer Biology Center for Cancer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, has accepted CHI’s invitation to speak at its inaugural Bioinformatics & Cancerinformatics conference to be held on February 21-23, 2012 at the Moscone North Convention Center in San Francisco, CA.  This program is part of the Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference.

Dr. Quackenbush’s presentation entitled “The Road to Personalized Medicine is Paved with Data and Information” is scheduled for Thursday, February 23 at 8:35-9:05 a.m. Dr. Quackenbush is a leader in the fields of genomics and computational biology and the author of The Curiosity Guide to the Human Genome (2011). His presentation will explore the elements necessary to successfully develop an integrated program using genomics and medical data, together with other sources of information, to arrive at robust biomarkers that can be reliably used in a clinical setting.

The Bioinformatics & Cancerinformatics conference is one of the program offerings at CHI’s flagship event, the Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference (February 19-23). This international event features 2 partnering forums, 5 symposia, 18 short courses, and 12 core programs around 4 scientific channels: diagnostics, drug discovery & development, informatics, and cancer. Over 3000 attendees and 150+ sponsors & exhibitors will gather in shared networking functions and in the exhibit/poster hall.

Advance registration discounts are available until January 13, 2012. To view the agenda, speaker line-up, 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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