Innovators huddle before taking on the Cleveland Clinic's innovation summit
Jack Andraka was 13 when a close family friend died of pancreatic cancer detected too late. Over the next two years, using Google and Wikipedia, the Maryland youth came up with an idea for a blood test that can detect such cancers far earlier and faster than ever before. Sunday afternoon, the teenaged inventor stood before an audience of doctors, hospital administrators and entrepreneurs at the Cleveland Convention Center and reported that the future is bright for people with a thirst for discovery.
Cleveland Clinic's 2014 Medical Innovation Summit Examines Cancer Treatment And Personalized Medicine
Cleveland Clinic's 12th Annual Medical Innovation Summit will bring together more than 1,500 executives, investors, entrepreneurs and clinicians Oct. 26 to 29, 2014, in downtown Cleveland to examine the latest innovations in cancer treatment and personalized medicine. In an effort to inspire innovation across industries, the summit will offer new sessions including "Innovation Base Camp," a half-day huddle on implanting a culture of innovation and "New Ventures in Healthcare Challenge," a competition which will connect angel investors and venture capitalists with entrepreneurs.