Media Advisory - International Cancer Genome Consortium to launch new global initiative at this year's AACR Annual Meeting

TORONTO, April 14, 2016 /CNW/ - The International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) will launch a new global initiative at this year's American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in New Orleans on April 17. The new initiative will build upon the ICGC's years of expertise in mapping cancer genomes and take new steps to accelerate the pace of adoption for precision medicine.

Key leaders of the new initiative will be available for interview at the AACR Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 17 during the poster session (1 – 5 p.m. central time)

Dr. Tom Hudson, President and Scientific Director of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Dr. Fabien Calvo, Chief Scientific Officer, Cancer Core Europe
Dr. Peter Lichter, Head of the Division of Molecular Genetics at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

Poster details:
Abstract Control Number: 1372 
Title: International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC)
Permanent Abstract Number: 130
Session category: Molecular and Cellular Biology / Genetics
Session Title: Genomic Profiling of Cancers

Sunday Apr 17, 2016, 1 – 5 p.m. central time

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Halls G-J, Poster Section 5

SOURCE Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

For further information: Christopher Needles, Manager, Strategic Communications, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Tel: 416-319-5252 (mobile), Email:

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