2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

New Cancer Tech: Is Easy Detection A Reality?

Sunday, March 13
5:00PM - 6:00PM

JW Marriott
Room 201-202
110 E 2nd St

One way to outsmart cancer is to find it earlier and groundbreaking science is making this goal more attainable now than ever before. In this panel, a leading cancer scientist, an entrepreneur, a cancer survivor and a journalist will discuss the pros and cons of new technology that enables detection of genetic, molecular and cellular changes in cancer cells. We’ll examine new ways to check DNA – in blood, poop and possibly saliva – and consider if and when early detection makes sense. We’ll weigh in on marketing these new kinds of tests directly to consumers, and the regulatory and economic implications of novel detection strategies.

Hashtags: #sxsw #cancertech


Elaine Schattner at SXSW

Elaine Schattner

Journalist, Physician, Cancer Expert, Patient Advocate

Contributor to Forbes Media

journalist, physician, humanist, patient advocate

Kevin Conroy at SXSW

Kevin Conroy

Chairman & CEO

Exact Sciences

Kevin T. Conroy is President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Exact Sciences. In 2004, he joined Third Wave Technology where he was the company’s General Counsel. From 2005 to ...

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Luke Timmerman at SXSW

Luke Timmerman


Timmerman Report

Luke Timmerman is a biotechnology journalist, author, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and editor of Timmerman Report, a subscription publication for biotech insiders, and is a contributing writ...

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Sam Hanash MD PhD

Dir of MD &erson's Red & Charline McCombs Institute for the Early Detection & Treatment of Cancer

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. Hanash currently serves as director of the Red and Charline McCombs Institute for the Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. In addition, ...

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