Affymetrix Tumor Profiling Grant Recipients Will Share Vital Case Studies Using a Multi-omics Approach to Biomarker Discovery

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In this webinar, hosted by Labroots, participants will learn the value of clinically-developed biomarkers, relevant to tumor profiling in various forms of cancer.

Antonia Sepulveda, MD, PhD; Yang Yang, PhD; Tamara Lotan, MD

Systematic tumor profiling with multi-omics tools and rapid analytical validation is a powerful way to discover clinically relevant biomarkers and increase the probability of success. The parallel analysis of any combination of SNP, copy number variation, gene expression and regulation, protein expression, or cellular analysis enables rapid identification of the most robust biomarkers for impactful clinical application. The data from one type of analyte can provide biological validation for another, enhancing the diagnostic power and increasing confidence in the final biomarkers selected towards routine clinical use.

During this webinar, the presenters will discuss their experience applying a multi-omics approach to tumor profiling in multiple types of cancer, including ovarian, pancreatic, and prostate cancers. Participants will observe a demonstration of advanced technologies that enable rapid and efficient biomarker discovery and validation at the DNA, RNA, protein, and cellular levels. The speakers will explain how the Affymetrix Tumor Profiling Grant has enabled them to undertake important projects aimed at improving cancer treatment which otherwise would not have come to fruition.

The three translational researchers, who received grants from Affymetrix in 2015 and will be presenting during the free webinar are Antonia Sepulveda, M.D., Ph.D., professor at Columbia University; Yang Yang, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Yale School of Medicine; and Tamara Lotan, M.D., assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Sepulveda received her doctorate of medicine from University of Lisbon, Portugal and her doctorate of cell biology from Baylor College of Medicine. She is currently a professor of pathology and cell biology at Columbia University, as well as Vice Chair for Translational Research and Director, Division of Gastrointestinal Pathology.

Yang received her doctorate of molecular pharmacology from Nankai University, China. She is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine.

Lotan received her doctorate in medicine from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She is currently an associate professor of pathology and oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

This free webinar, hosted by LabRoots, will be presented on November 4, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. PT, 1:00 p.m. ET. For full details about the event and free registration, click here.

About Affymetrix:
Affymetrix technologies enable multiplex and simultaneous analysis of biological systems at the cell,
protein, and gene level, facilitating the rapid translation of benchtop research into clinical and routine
use for human health and wellness. Affymetrix, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, provides leadership and
support, partnering with customers in pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and biotechnology companies and
leading academic, government, and nonprofit research institutes in their quest to use biology for a better world.

About LabRoots:
LabRoots is the leading scientific social networking website and producer of educational virtual events and webinars. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities. Founded in 2008, LabRoots emphasizes digital innovation in scientific collaboration and learning, and is a primary source for current scientific news, webinars, virtual conferences, and more. LabRoots has grown into the world’s largest series of virtual events within the Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics community.

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