Shawn M. Sweeney, PhD is the Director of the AACR Project GENIE Coordinating Center and project lead and has been with the project since its inception. His prior roles at the AACR include serving as liaison for four of the AACR scientific working groups; project lead and content developer for the AACR Cancer Progress Report series (2011- 2016); and as an internal scientific consultant. Before joining the AACR, Sweeney was a postdoctoral researcher and Research Associate in the Cardiovascular Institute and the Institute for Medicine and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, respectively. His more than 15-year career in research focused on the role of the microenvironment in cardiovascular development and disease, as well as in breast cancer metastasis with an active drug development program. Sweeney was also an adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the School of Medicine of the International University of the Health Sciences (2008-2017). He firmly believes in the power of bicycles to transform individuals, neighborhoods, cities, countries, and ultimately the world.
AACR Project Genomics Evidence Neoplasia Information Exchange (GENIE) recently hit another milestone: the public release of a fourth dataset, which comes on the heels of three prior public data releases, an expansion of the number of participating institutions, and a recent publication, which was among the most read articles in JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics in July, according to the publisher.Read More