Microsatellite Instability Symposium at Duke University

On January 23, doctors, scientists and researchers will gather for a symposium about Microsatellite Instability (MSI) at Duke University. During the one-day event, scientists from Duke University and The Ohio State University will share insight into their research on biomarkers, MSI status and GI cancer, Lynch Syndrome, and MSI and DNA mismatch repair deficiency (dMMR).


Biomarkers in Clinical Trial Design: Implementation and Analysis.

Presented by Andrew Nixon, PhD, MBA; Duke University

Dr. Nixon is an Associate Professor of Medicine, a member of the Duke Cancer Institute, and the Director of the Phase I Biomarker Laboratory. Dr. Nixon will act as the moderator for the afternoon round table discussion.

Clinical Diagnostic testing for Microsatellite Instability (MSI) and DNA Mismatch Repair (MMR) deficiency status at Duke Health.

Presented by Siby Sebastion, PhD, ABMGG, DABCC; and Edgardo Parrilla, MD, PhD; Duke University

Dr. Sebastian is a Professor of Pathology and Dr. Parrilla is an Assistant Professor of Pathology and an Assistant Professor of Surgery.

Clinical Testing and Implication of MSI Testing in GI Cancers

Presented by Gerard C. Blobe MD, PhD; Duke University

Dr. Blobe is a Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, an Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science and Society, and a Member of the Duke Cancer Institute.

Lynch syndrome and screening

Presented by Heather Hampel, MS, LGC; The Ohio State University

Ms. Hempel is a Licensed Genetic Counselor, an Associate Director, Division of Human Genetics; Associate Director, Biospecimen Research; and a Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Assessing genomic instability using microsatellite loci: A historical review and future perspectives

Presented by Heather Tomlinson, PhD; Promega Corporation

Dr. Tomlinson is the Director of Clinical Diagnostics for Promega Corporation.

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This symposium is sponsored by Promega Corporation.

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