FORA.tv Speaker - David Agus
Dr. David Agus is one of the world’s leading cancer doctors, researchers, medical futurists, and technology innovators. He offers insights and access to powerful new technologies that promise to transform medicine as we develop the next generation of treatments and cures. He firmly believes there is no “right” answer, no master guide or “one size fits all.” Each of us must get to know our bodies in uniquely personal ways so we can individually create a plan to live longer.
Over the past twenty years, Dr. Agus has received acclaim for his innovations in medicine and his contributions to new technologies that will change how all of us maintain our health. Additionally, he has built a reputation for having a unique way of looking at the relationship of the body to health and disease. He explains, “Sometimes you have to go to war to understand peace. My work in the cancer war has taught me a lot about all things health-related, much of which goes against conventional wisdom.”
Dr. Agus is currently Professor of Medicine and Engineering at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and the Viterbi School of Engineering. He also heads USC’s Westside Cancer Center and the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine. A staunch advocate for personalized medicine, he chairs the Global Agenda Council on Genetics for the World Economic Forum, and is co-founder of Applied Proteomics and Navigenics, two health-care technology and wellness companies.
Dr. Agus is the New York Times bestselling author of The End of Illness. His honors and awards include the American Cancer Society Physician Research Award, a Clinical Scholar Award from the Sloan-Kettering Institute, and the 2009 Geoffrey Beene Foundation’s Rock Stars of Science Award.
Dr. Angus graduated cum laude in molecular biology from Princeton University and received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1991. He completed his residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and completed his oncology fellowship training at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He spent two years at the National Institutes of Health as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute-NIH Research Scholar.
10.24.13 | 00:23:07 min
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