Liquid Biopsy：Non-invasive Tumor Diagnosis and Treatment Monitoring
When: Saturday, February 20th, 2016, 8:00am to 2:00pm
Where: Institute of Americas, UCSD, 10111 N Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037
Registration: $20 for early birds（by February 15th）, $40 for onsite registration, students and postdocs $5 off（The fees include program brochure, continental breakfast, coffee break, and lunch; parking is free）. Online registration：https://www.123signup.com/event?id=pdzzx
Organizer: Sino-American Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Professional Association（SABPA）
Introduction： Liquid biopsies can be used to detect circulating tumor cells（CTCs）, exosomes, and cell-free DNA and RNA（cfDNA/cfRNA）, thus have enormous implications in diagnostics of cancers and prenatal testing which leads to more effective treatment of diseases. It is poised as a game changer and transforms clinical practice. Technologies such as next- generation sequencing（NGS）and digital PCR are gaining momentum in these research areas. In the 5th MDD Annual Forum, leaders from industry and academia will share recent progresses on technology development, application in pharmaceutical and clinical applications, entrepreneurship and regulatory oversight in this rapidly growing field. The audience will have the great opportunity to learn about the recent updates and novel findings in this exciting area, share ideas, and network with their colleagues and experts.