Marquam Hill Lecture: Transforming cancer care with next-gen. sequencing, May 19

The 2016 Marquam Hill Lecture Series continues this month with Christopher Corless, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pathology in the School of Medicine and chief medical officer of OHSU’s Knight Diagnostic Laboratories, presenting “Transforming cancer care with next-generation sequencing.”

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Thursday, Mar. 19
7 p.m.
OHSU Auditorium

About the lecture
New technology gives researchers mountains of data about DNA mutations and how they cause cancer, but how can this information be turned into the right therapy for the right tumor? The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is using big data analysis to advance precision cancer care. Dr. Corless is an expert in personalized diagnostics. He and his colleagues take millions of fragments of DNA from a single sample and use high-end computing tools to sequence them at the same time. This next generation sequencing helps scientists identify the weak points in many types of cancer, and helps health care providers create personalized treatment plans for patients.

Attend this lecture and learn how OHSU researchers are turning data into knowledge that will transform the way all cancers are treated – one patient at a time.