TS10A: INTRODUCTION TO LIQUID BIOPSY FOR CANCER
TUESDAY, AUGUST 20 AND WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21
DAY 1: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM | DAY 2: 8:30 AM - 12:35 PM
Stuart S. Martin, PhD, Professor, Physiology, Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine
This 1.5-day lecture-based interactive seminar will provide an introduction to the biology and science of liquid biopsies for improving cancer detection and treatment. It will provide an in-depth look into the clinical application, utility and validation
of liquid biopsy assays with a focus on how to choose the right assay for your goals. It will present a variety of liquid biopsy techniques and go into the pros and cons of each. Overall, this seminar will provide attendees with a comprehensive tool-kit
to overcome their liquid biopsy challenges.
TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED:
- Basic biology (CTCs and ctDNA)
- Science of liquid biopsy assays
- Clinical application
- Clinical utility and validation
- Challenges for detection
- Techniques- pros and cons
- How to choose the right assay
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
VPs, Directors, Managers, CEOs, CSOs, Professors and Scientists from Large Pharma, Biotechs and Academia working in fields such as molecular oncology, cancer biomarkers, molecular diagnostics, translational research, genetics, and research and development.
S. Martin, PhD, Professor, Physiology, Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Dr. Martin received his PhD from the University of California, San Diego, after training as a Howard Hughes undergraduate research fellow at the University of Virginia. Dr. Martin completed a Damon Runyon postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical
School that combined functional genomic studies with mouse models of breast tumor metastasis, under the mentorship of Dr. Phil Leder. In 2004, Dr. Martin joined the Greenebaum Cancer Center at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr.
Martin is working to apply physical science and engineering approaches to the study of cancer metastasis. In 2010, Dr. Martin was one of only three investigators nationwide recognized with an Era of Hope Scholar Award from the Congressionally-directed
Medical Research Program for his innovative research on breast cancer metastasis
Training Seminar Information
Each CHI Training Seminar offers 1.5 days of instruction with start and stop times for each day shown above and on the Event-at-a-Glance published in the onsite Program & Event Guide. Training Seminars will include morning and afternoon refreshment
breaks, as applicable, and lunch will be provided to all registered attendees on the full day of the class.
Each person registered specifically for the Training Seminar will be provided with a hard copy handbook for the seminar in which they are registered. A limited number of additional handbooks will be available for other delegates who wish to attend
the seminar, but after these have been distributed, no additional books will be available.
Though CHI encourages track hopping between conference programs, we ask that Training Seminars not be disturbed once they have begun. In the interest of maintaining the highest quality learning environment for Training Seminar attendees, and because
seminars are conducted differently than conference programming, we ask that attendees commit to attending the entire program, and not engage in track hopping, as to not disturb the hands-on style instruction being offered to the other participants.