Asterand announces 2010 Human Tissue Research Conference

March 10, 2010

"Understanding Cancer through Human Tissue-based Models,"

the Human Tissue Research Conference (HTRC) 2010

sponsored by Asterand


This inaugural 2 day conference will be held April 14-15, Washington D.C. (directly preceding the 101st AACR Annual Meeting).

The conference will provide an intimate forum for researchers and key industry leaders to share insight and experience with one another on the use of human tissue in basic research, diagnostics, biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry.

Topics presented will include: View preliminary agenda

  • The role of human tissue based models in advancing personalized medicine
  • The influence of legal and ethical consent issues in the procurement and use of human tissue for research and commercialization
  • Methods for assessing biospecimen quality
  • Advances in techniques for improving molecular results from fixed biospecimens
  • The utilization of cancer stem cell models in drug discovery research
  • The application of phenotypic and systems biology approaches in cancer research
  • And more!

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Carolyn C. Compton, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research, NCI
  • Eugene Butcher, M.D., Professor, Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Christopher Womack, Principal Clinical Histopathologist Oncology, Early Drug Development, AstraZeneca
  • Bob Coleman, Ph.D., Science Advisor, Safer Medicines Trust
  • Robert Hewitt, Ph.D., Director of Biobank Consultancy

Limited Seating. Register by March 12, 2010 and save.

Early registration fee $150.00 (after March 12, 2010 - $250.00).



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