THE NICHOLAS CONOR INSTITUTE
                                            for Pediatric Cancer Research


Hightlights:

UCSD, TNCI and AltheaDx was featured San Diego's NBC 7/39 evening newsIn case you missed the January 28th newcast, the segment is available to view online.


Looking ahead: How personalized medicine could change pediatric cancer treatment. The Nicholas Conor was highlighted in the Personalized Medicine Section of Pricewaterhouse Coppers' recent issue of the View. Download pdf for full article

The Nicholas Conor Institute in the Los Angeles Times.  A special biotechnology edition in the LA Times contains an interview of the Institute's CEO, Beth Anne Baber. To access the full article, click on the top-right icon within this link LA Times, Pediatric Oncology: Riding the Swell.

UC San Diego's Rady School of Management blends science and business to bring lifesaving discoveries to the market. TNCI CEO Beth Baber explains why there is an urgent need for personalized medicine. Read the full article here: La Jolla Patch.

Combating Childhood Cancer: Institute Seeking $15M Using Approach Known as Hybrid Venture Philanthropy. San Diego Business Journal top health care story addresses the intellectual capital, business acumen and philanthropic potential in San Diego for curing childhood cancer.

Local resident brings personal and professional experience to fight against pediatric cancer through The Nicholas Conor Institute. Rancho Santa Fe Review article provides an excellent synopsis of the Institute's current activities and upcoming events.

Cancer Researcher Draws Inspiration From Nightmare.
Voice of San Diego article reports on the story behind the Institute.

Battling Rare Diseases in a Blockbuster World.
2010 California Biomedical Industry Report (Page 53-55) names the Institute as a "translational research catalyst."

No Child Left Behind: How molecular diagnostics could improve the treatment of childhood cancer
PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Industry Advisory Report, The new science of personalized medicine: Translating the promise into practice, highlights collaborative efforts between The Nicholas Conor Institute and AltheaDx.

Press Releases:
September 3, 2010 - Life Out Loud: The Nicholas Conor Institute Honors National Childhood Cancer Awareness Day on September 13.

July 9, 2010 - Praxeon Provides Its State-Of-The-Art Healthcare Search Platform to Aid Members of The Nicholas Conor Institute

April 19, 2010 - AltheaDx and The Nicholas Conor Institute for Pediatric Cancer Research Announce Molecular Diagnostics Collaboration to Improve the Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Cancer




Stay tuned for TNCI's updates and future events by subscribing to the Institute's monthly newsletter and special announcements. 
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Recent Presentations:

FasterCures  selected the Institute for Innovator Presentation slot. View Beth Anne Baber's presentation online at Partnering for Cures, a conference that brought together people with the expertise, experience, and creativity needed to transform the medical research system.


CEO Beth Anne Baber participated on PMWC's Patient Empowerment Panel moderated by Patient Power's' Andrew Schorr. PMWC2011 brought together all aspects of business, government, health care-delivery, research and technology that will take the lead in the personalized medicine revolution. A link to Andrew's Blog post on Turning Serious Diagnoses into patient empowerment.


Upcoming Events:
Join TNCI at UCSD Innovation Day Expo and Symposia (IDEaS) on February 25, 2011. The expo will feature live demonstrations, hands-on exhibits and the opportunity to engage and network with the innovators themselves.


Stop by TNCI's hands-on exhibit at the San Diego Science Festival EXPO DAY on March 26, 2011 at PETCO Park. The festival is the largest celebration of science on the West Coast that offers content-rich, interactive learning experiences for "kids"of all ages.



Patient's Perspective Podcasts:
New Model f0r Funding Research
Dr. Beth Anne Baber, Co-founder and CEO,  reveals her son's story and her institute's mission.
Click here for the Burrill Report podcast

Novel Approaches to Treatment Needed in Pediatric Cancer
Susan Cornelius, Principal and COO of Scientific Solutions and
business advisor to The Nicholas Conor Institute, speaks about her granddaughter's struggle against cancer and her frustration that new technologies were not available in current treatment regimens. 
Click here for the Burrill Report Podcast

Other Media Coverage:

The Nicholas Conor Institute Partners with Industry to Bring New Discoveries for Childhood Cancer to the Clinic

ePharmaExpo Featured Article written by Dr. Adrienne Brown provides a excellent overview of the Institute's mode of operation and partnerships within the biomedical industry communities.

California Health Institute News: New Pediatric Cancer Research Center Opens in San Diego 10.20.2009

California Health Institute Patient Perspectives Podcast Series New Episode: A New Model for Funding Research  07.16.2009

California Health Institute Patient Perspective Podcast Series New Episode: New Approaches to Treatment Needed in Pediatric Cancer 07.24.2009

UCSD Rady School of Management: Rady School FlexMBA Scholarship Given to Local Cancer Researcher 04.20.2007

Childhood Cancer in the News:




Childhood: Early Cancers Increase Diabetes Risk New York Times 8.17.2009

Childhood Cancer Survivors Face New Threats as Adults Wall Street Journal 07.28.2009

Genetics May Bring New Life to Failed Drugs
Wall Street Journal 03.24.2008

Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Increased Risks Later New York Times 10.12.06

After Leukemia, Family Struggles to Define 'Normal' Wall Street Journal 06.9.2004

The Nicholas Conor Institute

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