This past April, Astellas Oncology launched the C3 Prize, a challenge aimed at inspiring novel, non-treatment and non-medicine based ideas to change cancer care. This past weekend, the five finalists pitched their ideas at Stanford MedicineX.
The 2016 World Medical Innovation Forum hosted by Partners HealthCare highlighted emerging approaches for diagnosing, treating and managing cancer. On the final day of the conference, patient advocacy leaders discussed the role that patients and philanthropy organizations plays in driving these innovations in cancer care.
On the final day of the World Medical Innovation Forum, Partners Healthcare announced selections for its "Disruptive Dozen," the 12 technologies poised to revolutionize cancer care over the next decade.
One of the biggest issues in modern cancer treatment is poor visualization—doctors and surgeons cannot fully see tumors during surgery and biopsy. MedTech Boston reports on new cancer technologies focused on improving visualization presented at the World Medical Innovation Forum.
Executive director of the Cancer Moonshot Taskforce, Greg Simon, spoke about the need for sweeping reform in the fight against cancer at the World Medical Innovation Forum on Monday: “We have to build the biggest engine of reform in human history to break out of the bureaucratic gravity that has kept our system in 1950’s thinking when it’s the 21st century.”