April 19, 2017:

The Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium will host meetings for the Big Ten CRC Foundation, Cancer Center Directors, Steering Committee, and Clinical Trial Working Groups during ASCO 2017.

The following meetings will be at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North, 350 West Mart Center Drive, Chicago, Ill. See map.

  • Friday, June 2
    • 6:00-6:30 pm: Big Ten CRC Foundation
    • 6:30-7:30: Cancer Center Directors
    • 7:30-9:00: Steering Committee
  • Saturday, June 3
    • 7:00-8:00 pm: Thoracic CTWG
    • 8:30-9:30: Gastrointestinal CTWG
    • 8:30-9:30: Genitourinary CTWG
  • Sunday, June 4
    • 7:00-8:00 pm: Breast CTWG
    • 7:00-8:00: Melanoma CTWG

The Big Ten CRC invites members of the following working groups, as well as all investigators interested in learning more about the consortium, to connect with Administrative Headquarters at booth #25099 in the exhibit hall located in McCormick Place South, Hall A.

  • Immunotherapy CTWG
  • Neuro-Oncology CTWG
  • Multiple Myeloma CTWG
  • Head and Neck CTWG
  • Correlative CTWG

Meeting attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodations. For more information, please contact Cathy Usher at cusher@bigtencrc.org, or call 317-634-5842, ext. 43.

About the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium: The Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium was created in 2013 to transform the conduct of cancer research through collaborative, hypothesis-driven, highly translational oncology trials that leverage the scientific and clinical expertise of Big Ten universities. The goal of the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium is to create a unique team-research culture to drive science rapidly from ideas to new approaches to cancer treatment. Within this innovative environment, today’s research leaders collaborate with and mentor the research leaders of tomorrow with the unified goal of improving the lives of all patients with cancer.

About the Big Ten Conference: The Big Ten Conference is an association of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. Founded in 1896, the Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in the lives of students competing in intercollegiate athletics and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness. The broad-based programs of the 14 Big Ten institutions will provide over $200 million in direct financial support to almost 9,500 students for more than 11,000 participation opportunities on 350 teams in 42 different sports. The Big Ten sponsors 28 official conference sports, 14 for men and 14 for women, including the addition of men’s ice hockey and men’s and women’s lacrosse since 2013. For more information, visit www.bigten.org.