The Fordham University Science Council
cordially invites you and a guest to a special lecture by
Mark G. Kris, M.D., FCRH ’73
Attending, Thoracic Oncology Service
The William and Joy Ruane Chair in Thoracic Oncology
Lead Physician, Memorial Sloan-Kettering – IBM Watson Collaboration
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York, USA
Harnessing IBM's Watson technology to improve health care decision making
Steelcase | 4 Columbus Circle | New York City
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
6 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Lecture
Kindly register by Wednesday, October 30, 2013.
For questions, please contact the Office of Special Events at (212) 636-6575.
Mark G. Kris is an Attending Physician in the Thoracic Oncology Service at Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases and Deputy Head for Faculty Development, Division of Solid Tumor Oncology, Department of Medicine, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York. He serves as the Lead Physician, Memorial Sloan-Kettering - IBM Watson Collaboration. He is the first incumbent of the William and Joy Ruane Chair in Thoracic Oncology. Dr. Kris is a Professor of Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College
Dr. Kris graduated from Fordham College, Fordham University. After receiving his medical degree from the Weill Cornell Medical College, he served as Chief Medical Resident and Fellow in Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
He is author or coauthor of over 270 original scientific publications. Dr. Kris holds memberships in the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. He is a member of the guideline panels on non-small cell lung cancer and antiemetics for the National Comprehensive Cancer Center Network. He served as co-chair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology guideline panel for adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation for non-small cell lung cancers. He serves on the Antiemetic Guideline Panel for the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, The American College of Chest Physicians, and The American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Kris serves on the Medical Advisory Boards of CancerCare, Inc. and Uniting Against Lung Cancer. He received the first American Society of Clinical Oncology Humanitarian Award in 2011.
Dr. Kris is a specialist in lung cancers and other tumors arising in the chest. He is particularly interested in developing strategies to choose treatments for patients based on molecular characteristics of their tumor specimens. His research also includes the evaluation of new anticancer agents (particularly those targeting lung cancers), multimodality therapy (using surgery, radiation and drugs together to improve outcomes for individuals with thoracic cancers), and the use of cognitive computing (IBM‘s Watson) to assist physicians in choosing the best treatment for their patients.