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26
Mar
2018

Mt. Everest: It’s Time

Six months of hard training is in the bank. Tomorrow morning, I will lug a pair of 120-liter gear bags to the airport and get on the plane for Kathmandu. Destination: Mt. Everest, 29,029 feet/8,848 meters. The summit of the highest mountain in the world. No matter what happens, three things are certain: I’ve given it everything I’ve got to prepare...
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14
Mar
2018

From Rock DJ to Scientist to Entrepreneur: Michael Gilman on The Long Run Podcast

Today’s guest on The Long Run podcast is Michael Gilman. He’s the CEO of a pair of Boston-area biotech startups. One is Arrakis Therapeutics, a company attempting to make small molecule drugs against RNA targets. The other is Obsidian Therapeutics, a company seeking to take the next step in CAR-T immunotherapy, by carefully controlling dosing to avoid some of the...
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12
Mar
2018

Photo Gallery: The Boston Cancer Summit

What a whirlwind last week was! The Seattle and Boston Cancer Summits were an East-West combo punch on behalf of the Everest Climb to Fight Cancer fundraising campaign for Fred Hutch. These events did the job: Bringing together leading thinkers and doers on both coasts, they both drew sellout, highly engaged crowds. The fundraising tally now stands at $326,000!! The...
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12
Mar
2018

Photo Gallery: The Seattle Cancer Summit

What a whirlwind last week was! The Seattle and Boston Cancer Summits were an East-West combo punch on behalf of the Everest Climb to Fight Cancer fundraising campaign for Fred Hutch. These events did the job: Bringing together leading thinkers and doers on both coasts, they both drew sellout, highly engaged crowds. The fundraising tally now stands at $326,000!! The...
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16
Feb
2018

All-Star Lineup for Boston Cancer Summit, March 7: Novartis, J&J, Third Rock, Atlas

Timmerman Report is bringing together major East Coast cancer R&D players for an intimate half-day event on March 7: the Boston Cancer Summit. Join an all-star gathering of pharma executives, hot startups, and VCs making things happen in the treatment and diagnosis of cancer.  Tickets are sold out. The conference will be at Sanofi Genzyme’s flagship building in the heart of Kendall Square....
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15
Feb
2018

Mingle in Seattle with Genentech, Celgene, OrbiMed, 5AM & More, March 5

Exclusive Event, Powerhouse Lineup: Seattle Cancer Summit Seattle biotech events don’t get any better than this. Timmerman Report is bringing together major West Coast players for an intimate half-day event on March 5: the Seattle Cancer Summit. Tickets are limited and going fast. And all proceeds go to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, as part of my Everest Climb to Fight...
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14
Feb
2018

Building a Cancer R&D Engine To Last: David Schenkein on The Long Run

Today’s guest on The Long Run podcast is David Schenkein. He’s the CEO of Cambridge, Mass.-based Agios Pharmaceuticals. Agios was founded a decade ago on the then-provocative idea of fighting cancer via new understanding of metabolic pathways that get hijacked by cancer cells. The company has grown up quite a bit since. It went from concept to new chemical entities...
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5
Feb
2018

The Caveman’s Guide to Productivity

One TR subscriber already knew about some of my quirks: he and I rode in a van together for 26 hours straight to do the 200-mile Ragnar Reach the Beach Relay in New Hampshire. But when I published last month’s column detailing my Everest training, he wanted to know more. “I study performance pretty carefully, so all these kinds of questions fascinate...
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