Jaxtaposition - April 2019


View a write-up on Mapping A Cancer-Free Life on April 24!

Imagine a future where we can…

  • predict when cancer might occur
  • treat cancer in real time, without guessing whether a drug will work or not
  • prevent cancer from ever happening

This the future of medicine, one where we will be able to create a precise road map for a cancer-free life. This is the future of your health.

Join us for a fireside chat with Jens Rueter, M.D., JAX Medical Director of the Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative (MCGI), and Madeleine Braun, Ph.D., MBA, JAX’s Chief of Presidential Initiatives, to learn about how we’re mapping a cancer-free life for you and your family. These experts will share how living well today can impact your health in the future. 

When & Where

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
5:30 PM Reception
6:15 PM Program

Portland Museum of Art
Seven Congress Square
Portland, ME 04101

Madeleine Braun, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Madeleine Braun

Madeleine Braun is the Chief, Presidential Initiatives leading The Jackson Laboratory’s strategic institutional scientific initiatives. She previously served as Chief Information Officer; as Senior Director, Genotyping and Reproductive Sciences; and as Business Unit Manager for JAX Breeding Services. Prior to joining the Laboratory in 2007, Braun held Scientist positions at Seattle Genetics and Corixa Corporation. Braun holds a B.A. in Biological Sciences from Cornell University, a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Washington, Seattle, and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.





Jens Rueter, MD

Jens Rueter

Dr. Rueter is the Medical Director for the MCGI and the Associate Director for Regional Translational Partnerships at the JAX Cancer Center. He joined JAX for these positions in August 2016. He works with several national leaders on advancing the field of Precision Medicine with the goal of individualizing cancer treatments for individual patients and improving their outcomes.

Previously, Dr. Rueter was a hematologist/oncologist at EMMC Cancer Care and the medical director for EMMC Biobank and translational research in Brewer, Maine. After graduating from medical school in Berlin, Germany, Rueter completed his residency in internal medicine at Tulane University and fellowship training in hematology/oncology at the University of Pennsylvania.