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Saturday, September 24 • 8:30am - 9:30am
A Cure for Cancer

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Moderators
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Jake Silverstein (mod.)

Editor in Chief of The New York Times Magazine
Silverstein became the editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine in 2014. Previously, he was the editor in chief of Texas Monthly and also worked as a contributing editor for Harper’s Magazine and as a reporter for the Big Bend Sentinel. Silverstein’s first book, Nothing Happened and Then It Did: A Chronicle in Fact and Fiction, was published in 2010.

Speakers
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Lance Armstrong

Former Professional Cyclist and Cancer Survivor
Armstrong, a former professional cyclist, founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation, now called the Livestrong Foundation, in 1997 to provide support for people affected by cancer. He also campaigned for the passage of Proposition 15 along with former President George H. W. Bush, which created the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. Armstrong is a cancer survivor himself who has been in remission since 1997.
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Sarah Davis

State Representative
Davis, R-West University Place, has represented House District 134 since 2011. She serves on the House Public Health, Calendars and Appropriations committees and is chairwoman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Budget Transparency & Reform. She is also secretary of the Women’s Health Caucus. Davis is a partner with Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP and specializes in personal injury lawsuits.
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Ronald DePinho

President of the MD Anderson Cancer Center
DePinho was appointed as president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center began in 2011. Prior to joining MD Anderson, he spent 14 years at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School in Boston. DePinho is a founding director of the Belfer Institute of Applied Cancer Science at Dana-Farber and was an American Cancer Society research professor at Harvard.
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James Willson

Chief Scientific Officer of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
Willson was named chief scientific officer in January, where he leads the agency’s academic research program in supporting innovation in cancer research and recruiting researchers to Texas institutions. Previously, he served as director and associate dean of oncology programs for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center. Willson is also a practicing oncologist.


Saturday September 24, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Hogg Memorial Auditorium 2300 Whitis Avenue, Austin, TX 78705