On Oct. 30, the JKTG Foundation hosted a one-day, scientific conference that brought together leading researchers for a collaborative discussion around how we can better understand, treat and ultimately cure breast cancer. Priscilla Brastianos, MD, Harvard Medical Center and Massachusetts General Cancer Center, delivered the 4th annual Jayne Koskinas Memorial Lecture. See the final agenda here.

Participants included:

  • J. Graham Atkinson, DPhil, Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy
  • Richard Baer, PhD,  Columbia University Institute for Cancer Genetics
  • Aditya Bardia, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Qing Chen, PhD, The Wistar Institute
  • Ronny Drapkin, MD, PhD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania    
  • Heiko Enderling, PhD, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
  • Michael G. Espey, PhD, MT, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  • Andrew J. Ewald, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Charles Geyer, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center
  • Ted Giovanis, FHFMA, MBA, Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy
  • Laura M. Heiser, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Shannon Hughes, PhD, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  • Robert Ivkov, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Eric Kmiec, PhD, Christiana Care Health System
  • Eileen Kennedy, PhD, University of Georgia
  • Shelly Peyton, PhD, University of Massachusetts           
  • Melanie Rutkowski, PhD, University of Virginia
  • Nicholas Tonks, PhD, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Supporting organizations included The Wistar Institute and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH).  This event was organized by Frank J. Rauscher, III, Ph.D., The Wistar Institute.


Learn more about previous symposiums:

2016: Breakthroughs in Breast Cancer Research

2017: Emerging Treatments

2018: Moving Breast Cancer Treatments Forward