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SELECTBIO Conferences Circulating DNA, Circulating RNA, Circulating Tumor Cells, Circulating Proteins

Theresa Zhang's Biography

Theresa Zhang, Vice President, Research Services, Personal Genome Diagnostics

Dr. Zhang joined PGDx from Merck Research Laboratories, where she held positions of increasing responsibility for predictive biomarker identification and clinical implementation for oncology compounds for over a decade. During her tenure at Merck, Dr. Zhang oversaw the development of specially designed CLIA assays for use in cancer clinical trials and advanced a number of candidate biomarkers for clinical validation. She also managed multiple external collaborations. Dr. Zhang received BS degrees from Peking University and Bridgewater College and a PhD from the University of Virginia. She completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in bioinformatics at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories. Dr. Zhang is a co-author of numerous scientific publications and a frequent presenter at scientific meetings.

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Application of Circulating Cell Free Tumor DNA

Monday, 21 March 2016 at 14:30

Add to Calendar ▼2016-03-21 14:30:002016-03-21 15:30:00Europe/LondonApplication of Circulating Cell Free Tumor

Circulating cell-free tumor DNA (ctDNA) are small DNA fragments shed from tumors and carrying tumor-specific somatic alterations.  Recent advances in digital PCR and Next Generation Sequencing technologies have made it feasible to detect and quantify ctDNA reliably, making the non-invasive ctDNA analysis an effective alternative to serial tumor biopsies.  In this talk we will discuss applications of ctDNA for clinical uses and for drug development R&D, as well as the future of ctDNA as potential companion diagnostics.

Add to Calendar ▼2016-03-21 00:00:002016-03-22 00:00:00Europe/LondonCirculating DNA, Circulating RNA, Circulating Tumor Cells, Circulating