Precision Oncology and Diagnostics

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October 26-27, 2023 – Chicago, IL

10:00-10:35am  EST

Practical Applications of Liquid Biopsy Across Multiple Tumor Types

Erica L. Carpenter, MBA, PhD, Director, Liquid Biopsy Laboratory; Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Pennsylvania

During this presentation Dr. Carpenter will frame latest, mostly clinical applications, of liquid biopsy for multiple different solid tumor types within the context of the patient journey. She will look at liquid biopsy use for diagnosis, therapy selection, and disease surveillance and detection of minimal residual disease (MRD).

10:40-11:15am EST

Early Detection of Cancer Using Cell-free DNA Fragmentomes

Victor Velculescu, MD, PhD, Professor of Oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Co-Director, Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; Founder, Delfi Diagnostics

The presentation will be focused on a new generation of liquid biopsy approaches that provide high performing and cost effective analyses, allowing for tests for early detection and other cancer-related applications to be widely available in the US and around the world.