Friday, September 21st
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Biotechnology Industry Organization
Session IV: Industry Action
This session will examine industry actions to address the prostate cancer disparity through new treatments and educational outreach. An overview of the treatment development process from the laboratory to the patient, outlining the important role of patient participation in clinical trials, followed by an industry panel presentation and discussion will be featured.
Ms. Gillian Mullins
, Managing Dir. of Alliance Development, Biotechnology Industry Organization
Remarks and Session Overview:
Understanding the Prostate Cancer Treatment Development Process:
Industry Panel Presentations and Discussions
Moderator: Thomas P. Sellers, Senior Director, Patient Advocacy and Corporate Philanthropy, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company
Astellas/Medivation: Janice King, PhD, Senior Medical Science Liaison
BN Immunotherapeutics: Olga Bandman, MD, Medical Director
Dendreon: Mr. Joe I. DePinto, Executive Vice President, Global Commercial Operations
Janssen Pharmaceuticals: Ms. Lisa Vaga,
Director of Communications
Q & A
Summit Closing Remarks:
Mr. Thomas A. Farrington, PHEN President and Founder
PHEN and biopharmaceutical organizations partner in support of PHEN's "Rally Against Prostate Cancer (RAP Cancer)" initiatives, and advocacy efforts towards accelerated development and access to new treatments. RAP Cancer addresses the African American prostate cancer crisis through education and awareness outreach to men and their families, with an emphasis on increasing knowledge about clinical trials and treatment options.
This summit session will provide important and useful insights and information for those organizations seeking partnerships and support for clinical trials recruitment and community outreach, and for patients and advocacy organizations.
Thursday Summit Schedule and Program Highlights
Thursday, September 20
8:30 AM - 1:15 PM
Kennedy Caucus Room
Russell Senate Office Building
Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, N.E., Washington D.C.
**Lunch Will be Provided**
Thursday September 20
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
New Samaritan Baptist Church
1100 Florida Avenue, N.E., Washington D.C.
(Travel provided via bus to New Samaritan Church)