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SELECTBIO Conferences Circulating Nucleic Acids and Circulating Rare Cells: Liquid Biopsy for Early Cancer Detection

Shannon Stott's Biography

Shannon Stott, Assistant Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School

The Stott laboratory is comprised of bioengineers and chemists focused on translating technological advances to relevant applications in clinical medicine. Specifically, we are interested in using microfluidics and imaging technologies to create tools that increase understanding of cancer biology and of the metastatic process. In collaboration with the Toner, Haber and Maheswaran laboratories, we have developed a microfluidic device that can isolate extraordinary rare circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from the blood of cancer patients. We are striving to employ new imaging modalities to extract as much information as possible from these rare cells while pushing the technology further for early cancer detection. Ultimately, we hope that by working in close partnership with the molecular and cell biologist at the Mass General Cancer Center, we can create new tools that directly impact patient care.

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Microfluidics for the Isolation of Biomarkers From Glioblastoma Patients

Thursday, 29 March 2018 at 09:00

Add to Calendar ▼2018-03-29 09:00:002018-03-29 10:00:00Europe/LondonMicrofluidics for the Isolation of Biomarkers From Glioblastoma

Glioblastoma is a highly fatal disease with few treatment options. Due to the location of the tumor, it is challenging to get dynamic, real-time information about the cancer. To address this need, we have developed microfluidic technologies to obtain information about these tumors by isolating rare cells (circulating tumor cells or “CTCs”) and tiny lipid particles, referred to as extracellular vesicles (EVs), from a simple blood draw. In this talk, data will be presented on our technological approach as well as our effort to interrogate their molecular content using next generation RNA sequencing and ddPCR. While the first application of this ‘liquid biopsy’ technology is in monitoring glioblastoma, it can be readily expanded to many different cancers and used to explore the underlying biology of metastasis.

Add to Calendar ▼2018-03-28 00:00:002018-03-29 00:00:00Europe/LondonCirculating Nucleic Acids and Circulating Rare Cells: Liquid Biopsy for Early Cancer Detection