Philip Beer MRCP, FRCPath, PhD

ONCODNA S.A

Dr Philip Beer is a Physician Scientist and precision oncology specialist who operates across the commercial, academic and healthcare sectors. Philip holds diverse positions united by the singular goal of leveraging genomic technologies to improve outcomes for cancer patients, with a specific focus on the clinical implementation of cancer genomic platforms and the interpretation of the output data for use in routine oncology practice. Philip trained as a haematologist at Imperial College, London, followed by academic research at the University of Cambridge and the BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver. Current roles include work as a molecular and cellular pathologist at a flagship NHS diagnostic unit, clinical support for a leading commercial provider of cancer genomic analysis, translational support for early clinical stage oncology drug development in the pharmaceutical sector, and involvement in academic research projects encompassing cancer genomics and functional modelling.

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The evolution of oncology therapeutics in the genomic era.

Parallel advances in sequencing technology and synthetic chemistry have delivered a near-complete lexicon of genomic cancer drivers alongside the ability to target with therapeutic intent a diverse range of oncogenic molecules. Despite this progress, however, the impact of molecularly-targeted therapy has to date been relatively modest. Important barriers to the full realisation of the power of cancer genomics include the availability and reimbursement of genomic testing, access to suitably comprehensive testing, identification of biologically significant (‘driver’) mutations, and the reporting of complex genomic data in a clinically meaningful way. Perhaps most significant of all is a pressing need to re-evaluate approaches to clinical trial design and patient stratification in light of recent advances in our understanding of how cancers evolve to evade targeted and immune-based therapies.

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  • Sanjay P Prabhu: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Sanjay P Prabhu
    Boston Children’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School

    Evolving role of machine learning in brain tumour imaging

  • Nizar Asadi: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Nizar Asadi
    Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

    Thoracic surgery in the treatment of lung cancer

  • Chris Curtis: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Chris Curtis
    The Swallows Head & Neck Cancer Charity

    A patient’s journey ‘Cancer to the palace in 6yrs’

  • Merina Ahmed: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Merina Ahmed
    Royal Marsden NHS foundation Trust

    Stereotactic Radiotherapy for lung tumours and oligometastatic disease

  • Professor David Maintz: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Professor David Maintz
    University Hospital Cologne, Department of Radiology

    Spectral CT: Dual layer technology helps to increase diagnostic confidence