Dr. Gambhir Gives Annual Oration in Diagnostic Radiology at RSNA

Photo of Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD,  giving Annual Oration in Diagnostic Radiology at RSNA, December 3, 2019.

Photo credit: Mirabela Rusu, PhD

December 3, 2019

Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD, Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research and Chair of the Department of Radiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, gave the Annual Oration in Diagnostic Radiology to an audience of approximately 4,000 people at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.

His talk, "Next Generation Technologies and Strategies for Precision Health," discussed focusing more on precision health, rather than precision medicine. "Most people confuse the two," he said. "When we think about precision medicine, we are very focused on things like selecting the right drug for the right person at the right time." Moving forward, we have to build the fundamental tools that will allow for an understanding of the risks of different diseases in a given individual, possibly at the time of birth, or even conception, and then monitor the changes in those risks over time.

The annual meeting draws around 50,000 attendees from around the world to Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center.