Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Hosted by UI Health Cancer Center and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University


This meeting will bring together members from Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium member institutions to explore the role of precision oncology and using cancer genomic data tailored to individual patients.


Precision 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
  • Community leaders
  • There is no registration fee.
  • Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodations. Meals and beverages are provided.

Contact Elizabeth Villagrana at 312-355-4417 or

Meeting Location

Big Ten Conference Headquarters, 5440 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018


Details pending.



Saturday, October 21
  • 8:00 a.m.
    Arrival and continental breakfast
  • 8:15 – 8:45 a.m.
    • Welcome
      • Robert A. Winn, MD
        Director, UI Health Cancer Center
        Associate Vice Chancellor for Community-Based Practice
      • Leonidas C. Platanias, MD, PhD
        Director, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
        Jesse, Sara, Andrew, Abigail, Benjamin and Elizabeth Lurie Professor of Oncology
      • Oana C. Danciu, MD
        Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology
        Interim Medical Director, Clinical Trials Office, UI Health Cancer Center
      • Al B. Benson III, MD
        Professor of Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
        Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    • Status of Big Ten CRC Trials
      Susan Goodin, PharmD
      Big Ten CRC Executive Officer
  • 8:45 – 9:15 a.m.
    What is Precision Oncology? A broad overview
  • 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
    Precision-Based Approaches in Clinical Trials
  • 10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Big Ten CRC Clinical Trials Presentations
  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
    Lunch and Q&A with Cancer Center Directors
  • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    Speed Dating by Industry and Disease State
  • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Precision-Based Approaches in Radiology

    • Radiomics
  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    Precision-Based Approaches in Community Engagement

    • Health Disparities Research
    • Connection to Basic and Translational Research



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