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Summit Title

This year's summit will focus on cancer: tumor evolution, liquid biopsies, and immuno-oncology.


See below for the event speakers (in alphabetical order) and the program agenda.

Christina Curtis

Christina Curtis, PhD, MSc
Stanford University

Caroline Dive

Caroline Dive, CBE, PhD, FBPhS, FMedSci
Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute

Thomas Graeber
Bogdan Pasaniuc
Antoni Ribas
Alice Soragni
Charles Swanton

Charles Swanton, FRS, FMedSci, FRCP
Francis Crick Institute, University College London

Peter Van Loo

Peter Van Loo, PhD
Francis Crick Institute, University College London

Jasmine Zhou


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Registration is now closed.

Registration for this event is $75. Registration is required and capacity is limited.
All meals are covered by the registration fee. 
Registration is free for all students and trainees. Use promo code TRAINEE2020. 

For questions about registration, please contact ctsi@mednet.ucla.edu.

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Carnesale Commons (Palisades Room)
350 De Neve Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Website | Driving Directions | Google Map

This venue features a large meeting space, the Palisades Room, which provides a total of 6,700 square feet of combined meeting space. Accented by floor-to-ceiling windows that feature high performance glazing, blackout shades, and powered sunshades for climate control and energy efficiency, the space has stunning views of Janss Steps and iconic UCLA landmarks, Royce Hall and Powell Library.

The Palisades Room is located on the third floor of Carnesale Commons. To see the floor plan, click here.


Attendees may park in the Sunset Village Structure.

This printer-friendly map includes the location of venue, the parking lot and walking directions.

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Contacts & Code of Conduct

For registration questions:

For general information (i.e. location, parking, directions):
Elizabeth Boystak, eboystak@mednet.ucla.edu

Code of Conduct:
Please view the Code of Conduct for this event. 

We are committed to our events being a harassment-free experience for all individuals regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, nationality, religion, or physical appearance (or lack of any of the aforementioned).

Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.  In the eyes of the organizing committee, if any participant is believed to have violated the rules, they may either be warned or asked to leave the event, as well as, banned from future events.

Summit Chair

Paul Boutros

Paul Boutros, PhD

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We gratefully acknowledge our 2020 sponsors and supporters: 




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