The Society for
Functional Precision Medicine

Our Mission



The mission of the Society is to improve patient care and outcomes by facilitating implementation of functional assays into clinical care. The purposes are to foster research and development of functional precision medicine solutions across medicine; to accelerate the dissemination of new and relevant research findings among interested parties; to promote education and training about functional precision medicine; to foster solutions for clinical testing of functional precision medicine approaches; and to improve efficiency of adoption of functional precision medicine solutions through interaction with academia, regulatory bodies, and industry.

About Us

The Society for Functional Precision Medicine arose out of recognition of the unmet need in matching cancer patients to the therapies best for them. We think there is tremendous utility in exposing patient tumor cells directly to the drugs that could be used to treat them in order to do this matching. We propose to bring cutting edge tools of tissue culture and analysis to bear on this strategy to create practical solutions. Our overriding mission is to accelerate the day when functional assays are a routine tool in the care of the cancer patients. The SFPM welcomes the input and participation of any who are interested, including scientists and clinicians, patient advocates and regulators, academia as well as pharma and biotech.

Membership

SFPM membership offers access to technical innovation, cutting-edge information, networking opportunities, and exclusive member benefits. Members support SPFM's mission to improve patient care and outcomes by facilitating implementation of functional assays into clinical care.


Officers

Tony Letai, MD, PhD

President
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,
Harvard Medical School.

Chris Kemp, PhD

Vice President
Fred Hutchinson
Cancer Research Center

Keith Ligon, MD, PhD

Secretary
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,
Harvard Medical School.

Jeff Tyner, PhD

Treasurer
Oregon Health Sciences University

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