CHI Announces its Patient-Derived Cancer Tissue Xenograft Models Short Course

Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Patient-Derived Cancer Tissue Xenograft Models Short Course is being held at the Molecular Med TRI-CON 2013 on February 12th at the Moscone North Convention Center in San Francisco.
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Jan. 21, 2013 - PRLog -- NEEDHAM, MASS. – Cambridge Healthtech Institute releases full details for its Patient-Derived Cancer Tissue Xenograft Models Short Course, which will take place on February 12, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the Moscone North Convention Center in San Francisco, CA.  Most drugs fail in late stages of clinical development that address drug efficacy. This is particularly true for oncology therapeutics where the major attrition occurs from Phase II onwards due to limited-to-no beneficial clinical outcomes. It is extremely important, therefore, that pre-clinical models are implemented that are more predictive, more clinically informative, and capable of capturing individualized aspects of disease clinical course. A new generation of patient-derived cancer tissue xenograft models (pdx) show high genetic heterogeneity and mimic closely both histopathologic and molecular aspects of human cancer biology.

This course will cover:

• Cutting edge xenografting methods
• Legal and technical issues of handling human cancer tissue
• Value and the limitations of xenograft models
• Case studies of preclinical trials using patient derived xenograft models

Course Instructors:

• Neal Goodwin, Ph.D., Director, Research and Development, in vivo Pharmacology Services, The Jackson Laboratory
• Byron C. Hann, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Researcher, Manager of Pre-Clinical Therapeutics Core, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
• Regina Gandour-Edwards, M.D., Director, Cancer Center Biorepository, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UC Davis

For more information on Molecular Med TRI-CON’s short courses and to register, please visit

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The 20th International Molecular Med Tri-Conference is the leading drug discovery research event covering a broad spectrum of cutting-edge topics within molecular medicine with scientific, business and regulatory viewpoints. Join over 3,000 of your colleagues in interactive lectures, discussions, and various networking receptions to hear differing views and perspectives on poignant issues facing you and our industry today. Spanning five days, the Tri-Conference includes 5 Concurrent Symposia, the Emerging Molecular Diagnostics Partnering Forum, 15 Afternoon & Dinner Short Courses and 15 Conference Programs.

Laura Norton
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