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Welcome to Break Through Cancer

Welcome to the password-protected Break Through Cancer Team page. Below is important information about Break Through Cancer and how to participate in our projects and activities.

If you have any questions or need access to documents, drives, meetings, and more please contact Meredith Sandiford mcs@breakthroughcancer.org

Break Through Cancer Proposals Due October 15 at 11:59 EDT

Logistics and Submission

Break Through Cancer strongly suggests that the teams develop their proposals and budgets in the most efficient way possible. To maximize efficiency, we recommend using Google Docs for the proposal, Google Drive for supplemental proposal files, and a Slack channel for team chat. Break Through Cancer will offer office hours for any questions on these tools. The proposal, supporting materials, budget, and budget justifications are due on October 15, 2021 by 11:59 p.m.EDT and should be sent to proposals@breakthroughcancer.org

Office Hours

Break Through Cancer will hosting weekly office hours with the Break Through Cancer team to answer your logistical, financial, and structural questions as you work through the proposal process. 

If you have specific science questions it would be best to set up a meeting with Jesse Boehm. Please contact Meredith to schedule: mcs@breakthroughcancer.org

If you have questions but are not available during those times you can always contact Meredith to set up a separate time to meet.

Office hours are open to anyone with questions no appointment necessary, drop in whenever you are available. Office hours will run until October 15

  • Wednesday 9am – 10am EST
  • Thursday 4:30 – 5:30pm EST

Key Documents

Below are links to Google Drive folders created for each team with the three necessary template documents. You may work directly in those documents and add documents to the folders. When you open the links you will be taken to a screen to request access. 

For reference we have created an original read only set of the documents. These can be copied to your drive or downloaded if needed.

BreakOut Sessions

Break Through Cancer offers weekly BreakOut sessions for scientists from all of our partner organizations to meet each other, learn about key cross-cutting technologies (prior knowledge not necessary), and socialize. BreakOuts happen Wednesdays from 3pm – 5pm EDT.

Upcoming Sessions

BreakOuts are on hold until after the SAB pitches have completed. We will send out an announcement once we schedule the next one. Fill out this form to be sure you are notified.

Archive of Past Sessions

Polygenic Risk Scores: Emerging strategies to assess cancer risk – deciphering hope from hype
June 24, 2021

Speakers:
Dr. Peter Kraft, Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health Click To Contact
Dr. Alison Klein, Johns Hopkins Medicine Click To Contact
Dr. Paul Scheet, MD Anderson Click To Contact
Dr. Kevin Nead, MD Anderson Click To Contact
Dr. Amit Khera, Massachusetts General Hospital Click To Contact

Part 2: Spatial Profiling: Enabling technologies to evaluate biological hypotheses in patients
June 16, 2021

Speakers:
Dr. Elana Fertig, PhD, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Medicine Click To Contact
Dr. William Hwang MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital and MIT Click To Contact
Dr. Fei Chen, PhD, Broad Institute and Harvard SCRB Click To Contact
Dr. Cara Haymaker, MDAnderson Cancer Center Click To Contact
Dr. Peter Sorger, PhD, Harvard Medical School Click To Contact
Dr. Jonathan Nowak, PhD, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Click To Contact

Spatial Profiling: Enabling technologies to evaluate biological hypotheses in patients
June 9, 2021

Speakers:
Dr. Elana Fertig, PhD, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Medicine Click To Contact
Dr. Jean Fan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering Click To Contact
Dr. Dana Pe’er, Chair, Computational and Systems Biology Program, SKI; Scientific Director, Alan and Sandra Gerry Metastasis and Tumor Ecosystems Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Click To Contact
Dr. Travis Hollman, MD, PhD, Director, Advanced Immunomorphology Platforms, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Click To Contact

Imagining Cancer Vaccines in the COVID-19 era
June 2, 2021

Speakers:
Dr. Liz Jaffee, MD Deputy Director, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Click To Contact
Dr. Greg Lizee, MD Professor, Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Click To Contact
Dr. Cathy Wu, MD, Lavine Family Chair, Preventative Cancer Therapies, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Click To Contact

Detecting and Treating Minimal Residual Disease using liquid biopsy
May 26, 2021

Speakers:
Dr. James Eshleman, Jr, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins Medicine  Click To Contact
Dr. Scott Kopetz, MD, PhD, FACP, MD Anderson Cancer Center  Click To Contact
Dr. Christopher Love, PhD, MIT, Koch Institute  Click To Contact
Dr. David Weinstock, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Click To Contact
Dr. Brian Loomis, CMO Technology Innovation, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Click To Contact

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Break Through Cancer was created in February 2021 with an extraordinary matching gift of $250,000,000. Every gift to the Foundation supports groundbreaking cancer research and helps us to meet our matching commitment.

For questions about giving please email Lisa Schwarz, Chief Philanthropy Officer at LMS@BreakThroughCancer.org

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