12.05.18 | Forbes
By Steve Brozak
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During last Thursday’s Forbes Healthcare Summit, the final panel was entitled “Can We Cure Cancer,” and presented a unique view of the future of cancer therapy. Unlike many cancer panel discussions, the panelists were refreshingly realistic, but still kept a positive outlook on the future of oncology therapy. What helped ground the discussion were the use of real-life examples of success like Merck’s blockbuster drug Keytruda® (Pembrolizumab).
Can We Cure Cancer featured distinguished representatives of the cancer care community. The panel was moderated by Otis Brawley, professor of oncology and epidemiology at Emory University; Dr. David Chang, President, CEO and Co-founder of Allogene Therapeutics; Dr. Joshua Bilenker, President and CEO of Loxo Oncology; and Dr. Roger Perlmutter, who is Executive Vice President of Merck and President of Merck Research Laboratories.