The Translational Precision Cancer Medicine Forum and Cancer Biology Network consists of a collection of scientists, physicians and quantitative experts from many disciplines who meet on a regular basis to present and discuss their projects, research and ideas thus fostering opportunities for collaborative cancer projects. 

The twice-a-month forum is coordinated through the Bond Life Sciences Center and the Center for Biomedical Informatics. Cancer investigators, health care providers, students and others interested in cancer translational research and precision medicine are welcome to participate. 

The Forum is hosted the first and third Thursdays of each month and conducted in LSC 572 and CBMI’s MA 215 and is broadcast live over the Internet.

Contact Karla Carter with questions.

TPCM Projects

Cancer-related Single Cell and cell-free (ct DNA) Isolation and Characterization: An innovative collaboration with Engineering to create a new single-cell sorting nanofluidics device for the purposes of single cell characterizations in NSCLC and other cancers and other collaborators to test cell-free ct DNA testing. (First Friday, 1-2 p.m. beginning March 1)

Non-small cell lung cancer: A project to isolate and characterize NSCLC somatic mutations and determine their functional role (if any) in the development of NSCLC and their potential as a diagnostic biomarker. (Second Friday 3-4 p.m.)

DPC: An international collaboration on gastric cancers with the Institute Louis Pasteur in Tunisia. An NGS omics computing initiative to establish standardized cancer genome computational analysis. A proposal for a Precision Cancer Medicine Tumor Board set up to evaluate and recommend emerging molecular profiling services, tools, and tests for use in the site-specific tumor boards and their best practice cancer care. (Third Friday 3-4 p.m.)

Cancer Omics Computing: A group of cancer and related focused computational experts working on specific NGS computational tasks associated with the TPCM program and related projects. (Fourth Friday 3-4 p.m.)

Contact with questions.