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[June 8th ] Joint Invited Speaker Seminar Series for Future Medicine

June 6 2022

The "Joint Invited Speaker Seminar Series for Future Medicine" will be co-hosted by Korea  Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) GSMSE and International Research Center for Medical Sciences (IRCMS). It will run from May 2022 to September 2022, with lecture given by scientists who are affiliated with IRCMS or in collaboration with reseachers at IRCMS. The lectures will be given three times a month, in English, and by leading scientists in the relevant research field.

Date : June 8th (Wed)

Time : 10:00 (JST)

Speaker : Dr. Hakho Lee
                (Center for Systems Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, USA)

Title : Promise of liquid biopsy for cancer management


Liquid biopsies could transform how cancer is managed. By enabling serial, minimally-invasive analyses on tumor biomarkers (e.g., cell-free tumor DNA, extracellular vesicles, tumor cells), liquid biopsies could allow clinicians to detect cancers at their various stages, predict drug sensitivity, and even make an informed treatment decision. Such potentials are increasingly demonstrated, and more emphasis is now placed on translating these concepts to clinical reality, through assay standardization, cross-platform validation, and scaled-up human studies. This presentation will highlight our recent advances in liquid biopsy research. It will particularly focus on extracellular vesicles (EVs), nanoscale particles (50 - 200 nm in diameter) that carry molecular constituents of their originating cells. Two major topics will be discussed: i) platform development for EV detection and ii) clinical investigations that evaluated EVs' clinical utility in the management of colorectal cancer.


This seminar will be held via Zoom.
Please register at the link below if you would like to participate. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenZyyWw2h4XA4GhJUwaoMbZb95CNstqAFWcWkHiN451rDwMg/viewform?usp=sf_link

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