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Exact Sciences executive attends Cancer Moonshot Summit

By Kathleen Gallagher of the Journal Sentinel

At the end of the day, it was the sheer volume of ideas for combating one of the most insidious killers of human beings that impressed Kevin Conroy, top executive at Madison-based Exact Sciences Corp.

Conroy was among more than 350 business people, researchers, oncologists, patient advocates and others at the Cancer Moonshot Summit at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Wednesday. The goal: to come up with ideas to help double the rate of progress against the intractable disease.

Vice President Joe Biden talked personally and energetically about beating cancer and mentioned his son Beau, who died a little more than a year ago of brain cancer, said Conroy, who sat next to National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins during Biden’s speech.

But for Conroy, the highlight was the opportunity to participate in discussion sessions aimed at gathering ideas for combating cancer.  Read More….