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CEO Roundtable on Cancer

Join us for CEO Roundtable on Cancer – XVII

November 13 - 14, 2018 | SAS World Headquarters | Cary, NC

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Bob Bradway Martin Murphy and Joaquin Duato at CEO Roundtable 2017
Men Talking at CEO Roundtable 2017
Woman Panelist at CEO Roundtable 2017

This year marks a pivotal and promising time in the CEO Roundtable’s history.

Our flagship initiative, the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ health and wellness framework, adopted by employers of all sizes from diverse industries and geographies, continues to save and enhance lives around the globe. Project Data Sphere®, the open-access data sharing research platform for cancer clinical trial research, is becoming a powerful research tool, especially enhanced through our collaboration with the world’s key regulators such as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

We look forward to collectively recommitting ourselves to the challenge issued by our founder, President George H.W. Bush, to be “bold and venturesome” in our work to confront and conquer cancer.

View a list of CEO Roundtable on Cancer member organizations.


Tuesday, Nov. 13 | The Umstead Hotel, Ballroom 1
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
8 p.m.
  • Welcome from Robert A. Bradway, Chairman, CEO Roundtable on Cancer
  • Recognition of new CEO Roundtable on Cancer members
  • Recognition of new CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ employers
  • Presentation of the Dr. Charles A. Sanders Life Sciences Award
  • Preview of Wednesday’s agenda and breakout sessions
Wednesday, Nov. 14 | SAS Executive Briefing Center (Building C), SAS World Headquarters 
7 a.m.
Breakfast and Registration
8 a.m.
Chairman's Welcome and CEO’s Report
Robert A. Bradway, Chairman, CEO Roundtable on Cancer; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Amgen
Martin J. Murphy, DMedSc, PhD, FASCO, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, CEO Roundtable on Cancer
8:30 a.m.
CEO Cancer Gold Standard Task Force Report
8:45 a.m.
Life Sciences Consortium (LSC) Task Force Report
9 a.m.
CEO Roundtable on Cancer – China Report
9:15 a.m.
Chairman’s Remarks
9:30 a.m.CEO Roundtable on Cancer – XVII group photo and break
10 a.m. 

Breakout Sessions

  • CEO Cancer Gold Standard
  • Life Sciences Consortium and Project Data Sphere®
11:45 a.m.
Breakout Session Reports
12:10 p.m.
CEO’s Closing Remarks
12:20 p.m.
Chairman’s Closing Remarks
12:30 p.m.
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Reception and Dinner – Nov. 13

The Umstead Hotel and Spa
100 Woodland Pond
Cary, NC 27513

Meeting Location – Nov. 14
SAS Executive Briefing Center
Building C
820 SAS Campus Drive
Cary, NC 27513

Map of SAS campus (PDF)
Area map with driving directions and access to Google Maps.
Print Parking Permit (PDF)


CEO Roundtable on Cancer XVII is invitation-only and nontransferable. Since it is essential that Members of the CEO Roundtable have representation at the meeting, if a Member is unable to attend, you may delegate someone from your senior leadership team to attend in your place. Guest invitations are not transferable.

If you are unable to attend, please let us know.

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, registration will begin at 7 a.m. in the foyer of the SAS Executive Briefing Center. Please note that the meeting will be videotaped and podcasts will be available afterward. You will be asked to sign a release form as part of registration.

Attendee List

See who will be at the meeting. Download a PDF.


Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is about a 10-minute drive from SAS.

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, shuttle service will be available beginning at 6:45 a.m. from The Umstead to SAS campus and will run every 15 minutes.

If you have a car, you may park in the marked customer parking spaces at the SAS Executive Briefing Center (Building C). Please let the security gate know that you are attending CEO Roundtable on Cancer XVII.

Following the CEO Roundtable on Wednesday, we will offer a shuttle to the airport from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Luggage storage will be available on-site at the SAS Executive Briefing Center (Building C) for those departing directly from the meeting.


Tuesday, Nov. 13
The reception will begin at 5:45 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m. Both will be held at The Umstead Hotel, Ballroom 1.

Wednesday, Nov. 14
Breakfast will be available starting at 7 a.m. in the EBC Networking Hall.

Lunch will be available at 12:30 p.m. following the meeting in the Executive Dining Room.


Hotel arrangements are the responsibility of individual attendees. Please reserve a room as soon as possible and mention that you are attending CEO Roundtable on Cancer - XVII. The special CEO Roundtable rate at the Umstead is only available through October 23.

The Umstead Hotel
100 Woodland Pond
Cary, NC 27513
Phone: 919-447-4000
Reservations Toll-Free Number: 866-877-4141
Online reservations

Embassy Suites by Hilton
Raleigh Durham Research Triangle
201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard
Cary, NC 27513
Phone: 919-677-1840

The Mayton Inn
301 S Academy Street,
Cary, NC 27511
Phone: 919-670-5000

Attire and Weather

Meeting attire is business dress. The climate in Cary is mild in November, with an average low of 40°F and an average high of 62°F.

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Will you be joining us for meals?

 No, thank you
 Scottish Salmon
 Wild Rice, Parsnips, Stir Fried Snow Peas, Lime
 Beef Short Rib
 Potato Butter, Bacon Braised Brussels Sprouts, Madeira
 Vegetarian Entree: Winter Squash
 Beluga Lentils, Marcona Almond Relish, Coconut Broth
 No, thank you

Video Release:
By attending CEO Roundtable on Cancer - XVII you are agreeing that the CEO Roundtable on Cancer may use your name, image and/or feedback in any media, worldwide, in connection with any CEO Roundtable on Cancer events.


Transportation: Shuttle service is available.
Please indicate if you will need transportation.

 No, thank you
 No, thank you

All personal information will be handled in accordance with the SAS Privacy Statement.

  Yes, I would like to receive occasional emails from SAS Institute Inc. and its affiliates about SAS products and services. I understand that I can withdraw my consent at any time by clicking the opt-out link in the emails.
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Please contact: Therese Martin, Program Manager, CEO Roundtable on Cancer


SAS is a tobacco-free campus and is proud to support the CEO Roundtable on Cancer – XVII. Video and podcasts will be available post-meeting. Release forms will be provided at the meeting.

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