Advances in Molecular Oncology Symposium


Molecular oncology advances facilitate the development of personalized cancer therapies based on unique genomic characteristics of each patient’s tumor. This symposium will highlight the innovative work of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center scientists and clinicians, and describe new and exciting molecular approaches in the treatment of cancer. It will also feature accomplishments of Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute research team, and describe how Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute’s membership in the MSK Cancer Alliance will make accessible unique research studies and treatment algorithms to Connecticut’s cancer patients.

MSK is undertaking a unique and intensive endeavor to transform cancer care through genomic analysis of tumor specimens. At MSK’s new Center for Molecular Oncology, a team of laboratory and clinical researchers is working to translate new molecular insights into individualized therapies and diagnostic tools.

Memorial Sloan Kettering molecular oncology efforts bring together researchers with many different areas of expertise – including cancer biology, pathology, bioinformatics, and systems biology – to undertake a vast, translational research program. For every type of cancer, diagnostic biopsy tissues are comprehensively profiled using next-generation sequencing and other technologies. The molecular information of each tumor is then given to the physician and used to assist in the choice of therapy or enrollment in a clinical trial.

Dr. Mark G. Kris, from MSK’s Thoracic Oncology Service, will discuss how these new approaches may help to achieve cures in lung cancer. Dr. David Solit, Director of MSK’s Center for Molecular Oncology will discuss research on extraordinary survivors. Dr. Jedd Wolchok, Chief of MSK’s Melanoma and Immunotherapeutics Service, will discuss exciting advances in immunotherapy. Dr. Jonathan Earle, HHCCI’s molecular pathology lead, will discuss genomic and molecular research experience and capabilities.

Advances in Molecular Oncology will be an exciting symposium to commemorate the launch of Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute’s membership in the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance and is a must attend program for physicians and nurses and other providers interested in cancer innovation.

Event Information

Date & Time(s)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Mark G. Kris, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

David B. Solit, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Jedd Wolchok, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Jonathan SL Earle, MD
Hartford Hospital


This program is for healthcare professionals.


Hartford Hospital is accredited by the Connecticut State Medical Society to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. Hartford Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 credit (s).

Location Information

Hartford Hospital
Education & Resource Center (ERC)
560 Hudson Street
Hartford, Connecticut

Parking – 500 Hudson Street Garage
Subsidized parking will be provided in the Hudson Street Garage. Upon entering, give your name to the attendee for the symposium.

Coming from I-84 East – Take Exit 48A/48B, take ramp on right and follow sign for Capitol Ave. Turn left onto Capitol Avenue, turn right onto Hudson Street. Arrive at 560 Hudson Street.

Coming from I-84 West –Take Exit 54 (left hand exit) over Founders Bridge. Turn left onto Columbus Blvd, turn right onto Arch Street. Road name changes to Wells Street. At roundabout take 3rd exit onto Hudson Street.

Coming from I-91 - North – toward Springfield/Hartford. Take Exit 29A, take ramp for Whitehead Hwy towards Capitol Area. At roundabout, take 3rd exit onto Hudson Street.

Coming from I-91 South – take Exit 29A, take ramp for Whitehead Hwy toward Capitol Area. At roundabout take 3rd exit onto Hudson Street.

Note: The last intersection is Park Street. If you reach Jefferson St, you’ve gone to far.

From parking garage take elevator to 1st floor (street level). Take left and ERC will be on your left.

Registration Information

Registration Details

Registration is free.
Please mail registration form to:
Sandi Beggs
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06102-5037

Registration Deadline
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

For more information contact Sandi Beggs at 860-972-2390 or