Curing cancer: Where are we and what will it take to succeed?
Cancers are comprised of millions of tumor cells with molecular changes that bestow upon them the ability to grow and spread. Prior to the genomic revolution of the mid 2000s, we knew little about the nature of these molecular changes, so winning the war on cancer was impossible. Jesse will discuss how technological revolutions of the past decade are now providing a roadmap to foster the success of cancer precision medicine, and how the Broad Institute aims to accelerate the pace of this revolution.
About Midsummer Nights' Science
Midsummer Nights' Science is an annual lecture series that explores key advances in genomics and medicine, and fosters conversation between Broad scientists and the local community about the intersection of science and society. This lecture series — which is geared for those with little to no formal scientific education or background — is held each summer, and is free and open to the general public.