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The Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) and Prof Steve Pennington, UCD, chair of the organizing committee of HUPO2017(the 16th HUPO World Congress) in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) International Cancer Proteogenome Consortium (ICPC) announce that they will host a HUPO2017 Global Leadership Gala Dinner on Saturday 16th September. The event is catalyzed in part, by the Cancer Moonshot initiative. The organizers are delighted that the 47th Vice President of the United States of America Joseph R. Biden Jr. will deliver a keynote address at the dinner on the theme of “International Cooperation in the Fight Against Cancer.”

The evening dinner event being held in the Royal College of Physicians in Dublin will bring together the world’s leading proteomic and proteogenomic researchers including those working on cancer research in the company of government, academia and industry leaders. The event will focus on both raising awareness of HUPO and its activities, and advances in proteomics and their impact on human health, as well as the ICPC which currently comprises 11 countries and seeks to encourage more institutions to join this global partnership.

“Every day, every minute matters to patients
and we must bring that sense of urgency to our
cancer research and care systems.”
Joe Biden

Catalyzed by the efforts of the Cancer Moonshot launched in 2016 by the 47th U.S. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., this year’s HUPO Annual World Congress (HUPO2017) will encourage further collaborations among countries and institutions that represent the great diversity of people and of cancers. Echoing the call of the Cancer Moonshot to accelerate progress against cancer around the world, ICPC (International Cancer Proteogenome Consortium) has currently signed Memorandums of Understanding with 11 countries, encompassing multiple institutions that have pledged to publicly share their proteogenomic data (hosted by the U.S. National Cancer Institute) to accelerate the understanding of common and rare cancers around the world. ICPC teams use an integrated proteogenomic approach, as previously shown by the U.S. National Cancer Institute’s Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) to provide more information and insight into cancer’s development and growth, with the aim of leading to better patient care.

For further information and details, contact:
HUPO2017: Professor Steve Pennington:
HUPO: Chelsea Prangnell:
U.S. National Cancer Institute:

HUPO2017 Gala Evening will take place on Tuesday the 19th of September. To give you an idea of the evening ahead view this promotional video.

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