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The Economist Explores: Why Has Cancer Not Been Cured?

Joseph Gaspero
In a recent article by The Economist, a simple question was asked: Why has cancer not been cured? Despite a forty year war against the disease, that questions has no simple answer. Research has taught us that more than a mutation of genes, cancer is a disease of specific organs. New therapies are increasingly providing personalized solutions to harness the body’s own immune system in fighting cancer, but more still needs to be understood about the molecular mechanisms that drive it.

On September 28th in Boston at the War on Cancer conference, editors of The Economist will gather more than 200 global health-care players, including Flatiron Health, Memorial Sloan Kettering, IBM, MD Anderson Cancer Center and others to discuss the technological advancements improving our ability to fight cancer and expand access to targeted, quality cancer care.

Some of our notable speakers participating in the event include:

  • Amy Abernethy, Chief medical officer and senior vice-president of oncology, Flatiron Health
  • Christina Åkerman, President, International Consortium For Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM)
  • Peter Bach, Director, center for health policy and outcomes, Memorial Sloan Kettering
  • Amitabh Chandra, Director, health policy research, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • Kathleen Kaa, Global head of pricing and market access, Oncology, Roche
  • Kyu Rhee, Chief health officer, IBM

You can save 15% on the current available rate when you register with our special code: CHI15

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Joseph Gaspero

About Joseph Gaspero

Joseph Gaspero is a non-profit founder, healthcare thought-leader, serial entrepreneur, and diversity leader. He is passionate and committed to making healthcare and our world a better place. He is the President and Co-Founder of the Center for Healthcare Innovation (CHI), a non-profit research and educational institute that helps patients and providers increase their knowledge and understanding of the opportunities and challenges of maximizing healthcare value to improve health and quality of life. His leadership stems from a wide array of experiences, including founding and operating several non-profit and for-profit organizations, serving in the U.S. Air Force in support of 2 foreign wars, and deriving expertise from his time spent in the healthcare, financial services, and media industries. His skills include strategy, management, entrepreneurship, healthcare, clinical trials, diversity & inclusion, life sciences, research, marketing, and finance. He has lived in 6 countries, traveled to over 30 more, and speaks 3 languages, all which help him view business strategy through the prism of a global, interconnected 21st century. When he is not immersed at the Center for Healthcare Innovation, he spends his time snowboarding backcountry, skydiving, mountain biking, and rock climbing. He is a passionate volunteer for the causes that he cares most deeply about.


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