The Cure of Cancer is Not More Drugs! | Dr. Jimmy Lin | TEDxGateway

Despite popular belief, winning the war on cancer is not more and better drugs. Chemotherapies are still front line in many cancers and cause horrible side effects. Despite advances in targeted therapies and immunotherapy, patients often treated too late and develop resistance. What we need to do is rethink our strategy. We need to move beyond just focusing on therapeutics. In his talk, Dr. Lin talks about the latest methods to increase our odds of beating cancer. C. Jimmy Lin, MD, PhD, MHS is the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), Oncology at Natera and a TED Fellow. He comes from a long history as a pioneer in cancer genomics. Most recently, he led the clinical genomics program at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Previously, at Johns Hopkins and Washington University in St. Louis, Lin was part of one of the first clinical genomics labs in academia and led the computational analyses of the first ever exome sequencing studies in cancer, including breast, colorectal, pancreatic, glioblastoma, medulloblastoma and melanoma. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at