September 9-10, 2016

Hosted by Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center


This meeting will bring together members from Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium member institutions, along with our colleagues from industry, to strengthen our collaboration and explore opportunities for novel therapeutic advances in clinical oncology.

  • Senior and junior faculty and fellows involved in clinical oncology research
  • Basic scientists involved in drug discovery and translational research
  • Cancer center leadership and administration
  • Industry leaders and MSLs
  • There is no registration fee.
  • Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodations. Meals and beverages are provided.

Contact Kristen Scott at 317-274-3822 or

Meeting Location

JW Marriott Indianapolis, 10 S. West Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204


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Friday, September 9
  • 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
    Patrick J. Loehrer Sr., MD, Indiana University
    Bert H. O’Neil, MD, Indiana University
  • 12:45 – 1:00 p.m.
    Status of BTCRC Trials
    Susan Goodin, PharmD, BTCRC Executive Officer
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
    Repurposing of a drug from bench to bedside
    Mark R. Kelley, PhD, Indiana University
  • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    Exploiting Cancer Metabolism: from single cell biology to in vivo diagnosis
    Ji-Xin Cheng, PhD, Purdue University
  • 3:00 – 3:15 p.m. (Break)
  • 3:15 – 5:30 p.m.
    Cancer Center Director Presentations
    What does the BTCRC mean to us, and what does each center bring to the BTCRC?
  • 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
    Cocktails and dinner
Saturday, September 10
  • 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
  • 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
    How can industry and academia best work together in the genomic era?
    Paul Haluska, MD, PhD, Merck Research Laboratories
  • 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
    Is there a path forward for targeted combinations involving multiple companies?
    Richard B. Gaynor, MD, Eli Lilly and Company
  • 10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
    A model for Big Ten inter-institution collaboration
    Patrick J. Loehrer Sr., MD, Indiana University
    Timothy L. Ratliff, PhD, Purdue University
  • 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
    Panel Discussion
  • 11:00 – 11:15 a.m. (Break)
  • 11:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    CTWG meetings with working lunch and industry “speed dating”



To register for the BTCRC Summit, complete the following form.