Speaker Profile

Ph.D., FACMG, Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre / Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Dr. Pugh is a cancer genomics researcher and board-certified molecular geneticist, with a research program encompassing discovery-oriented cancer genome characterization, development and application of genomic methods, and a supporting role in the clinical practice of genomic medicine including data sharing. He a Scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Assistant Professor in the University of Toronto Department of Medical Biophysics. He is also Scientific Director of the Princess Margaret Genomics Centre and Co-Director of the Translational Genomics Laboratory, a joint initiative with the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research to enable clinically-oriented genomics projects. Dr. Pugh serves on advisory committees for Cancer Care Ontario, Canadian Clinical Trials Group, HPC4Health, and the BC Cancer Agency Personalized OncoGenomics Program. He has participated in multiple large-scale genomics and data-sharing programs including AACR GENIE, TCGA, and NCI TARGET. In 2017, he received a Terry Fox New Investigator Award.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2018 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: AACR Project GENIE is an international cancer registry of real-world data assembled through data sharing between eight of the world’s leading cancer centers. The consortium is committed to open science, and makes all data publicly available. This session will focus on answering various questions in precision medicine using the registry.

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