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Targeted Therapies in Pediatric Cancers

September 9–12, 2021

Original Dates: September 24-27, 2020

Chaired By

 Steven G. Dubois, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
 Martine F. Roussel, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Important Dates

 07/09/2021 -  Travel Form Due
 08/09/2021 -  Abstracts Due

Venue Information

The Inn at Ranchero Santa Fee
5951 Linea Del Cielo
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067


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 International : 623-516-6140

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Program Description

Several novel targeted therapies based on rational scientific data hold promise to offer new and effective treatment not only for adult but also pediatric cancers.

The new FDA pediatric legislative initiatives has galvanized pharmaceutical companies to extrapolating efficacy from adult data or other data to the pediatric population to streamline pediatric drug development and help to increase the number of approvals for pediatric use. Several clinical trials are ongoing for primary and recurrent and difficult to treat pediatric cancers that hopefully will advance children’s care.

Forum Participants

Participant Institution
Michael Cox, PharmD, MHSc, BCOP Loxo Oncology
Timothy Cripe, MD, PhD, FAAP, CPI Nationwide Children's Hospital, Ohio
Steven G. Dubois, MD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Maryam Fouladi, MD, MSc, FRCPC Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Birgit Geoerger, MD Gustave Roussy, Paris, France
E. Anders Kolb, MD Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Elizabeth Lawlor, MD, PhD Seattle Children's Hospital
Charles Mullighan, MD St. Jude Children's Hospital
Martine Roussel, PhD St. Jude Children's Hospital
Ari Shilatifard, PhD Northwestern University
Kevan Shokat, PhD UCSF
Kim Stegmaier, MD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Sarah Tasian, MD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Forum Scholars

Scholar Institution
Jessie Brown, PhD Columbia University
Adam Durbin, MD, PhD Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Loretta Li, MD Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Airport Information

San Diego International Airport (SAN) is approximately 30 minutes from the meeting location.

  • Arrivals - Thursday at 1 PM, 3 PM and 5 PM
  • Departures - Sunday at 10 AM and 12 PM

International participants are welcome to arrive on Wednesday to minimize chances for missed or delayed connections.

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The abstracts should be only one or two paragraphs outlining the theme of your presentation and should reflect the objective and spirit of the meeting (see above). Abstracts will be circulated about one week before the meeting. The meeting organizer will start requesting them a month before the meeting.

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