A leader in Convergence, MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, on June 16, presented its 16th Annual Cancer Research Symposium: Convergence of Science and Engineering in Cancer. Convergence—the merging of historically distinct disciplines such as engineering, physics, computer science, chemistry, mathematics, and the life sciences—has created extraordinary opportunities in cancer research and care. Leaders in this emerging field--including Phil Sharp, Eric Lander, Bob Langer, Paula Hammond and more--discussed innovative new approaches and technologies to better detect, monitor, treat, and prevent cancer. The symposium also featured a panel of experts--including Cori Bargmann, Victor Dzau, Elias Zerhouni, and more--to discuss the impact of Convergence on the future of medical care.
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