Posted on 30 April 2013
The conference, B-cell malignancies: the impact of biomarkers on treatment decisions, will be held in the National Science Learning Centre on the University’s Heslington campus on 10 May, 2013.
Hosted by the Epidemiology and Cancer Statistics Group (ECSG), which is based in the University’s Department of Health Sciences, the one-day event is organised by the Haematological Malignancy Research Network (www.hmrn.org) of which ECSG is an integral partner. It is also held in association with the Lunenburg Lymphoma Biomarker Consortium, an international initiative dedicated to identifying and evaluating biomarkers (biological characteristics used to diagnose disease and/or predict treatment response) that will improve lymphoma detection and treatment.
The conference brings together distinguished research scientists from leading institutions around the world including: the British Columbia Cancer Agency, Universität des Saarlandes, Barts Cancer Institute and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, among others. The invited speakers are all internationally recognized experts in their fields, which range from bioinformatics and prognostic modelling through to haematopathology, nuclear medicine and medical oncology.
This event illustrates the diverse collaborations University of York researchers are forging and will provide a unique opportunity for young researchers to hear from some of the most influential scientists in the field
Professor Eve Roman
Presentations will focus on various aspects of current lymphoma research, such as: the management of patients though novel treatments; analysis of gene expression profiles in clinical samples and their relationship with changing molecular profiles; functional genomics and systems biology; the delivery of more robust clinical trials; and the application of new imaging techniques to lymphoma management.
The conference will be attended by academics, researchers, students, pharmaceutical industry workers and NHS practitioners, including consultants and clinical nurse specialists.
Professor Eve Roman, Director of the Epidemiology and Cancer Statistics Group at York, said: “The conference will offer a challenging multi-disciplinary research perspective on ways to tackle one of the most important health issues facing the developed world. This event illustrates the diverse collaborations University of York researchers are forging and will provide a unique opportunity for young researchers to hear from some of the most influential scientists in the field.”
The event has been supported by the Centre for Chronic Diseases and Disorders (C2D2) and Roche.