Dr Jeanne Tie - Systems Biology and Personalised Medicine division

Dr Jeanne Tie - Systems Biology and Personalised Medicine division

Location: 
Davis Auditorium
Start Time: 
Wed, 22/03/2017 - 1:00pm
End Time: 
Wed, 22/03/2017 - 2:00pm

Tracking Bowel Cancer in a Vial of Blood: Clinical Applications of Circulating Tumour DNA

​Wednesday seminar

A/Prof Jeanne Tie is a senior research fellow in the Gibbs’ Laboratory, Systems Biology and Personalised Medicine Division at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, and a consultant medical oncologist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Western Health. Her research interests include the clinical applications of liquid biopsies in colorectal cancer, particularly the potential clinical utility of circulating tumor DNA in early stage disease. Supported by the Victorian Cancer Agency Research Fellowship, and in collaboration with Bert Vogelstein’s Lab at the Ludwig Center, Johns Hopkins, her group has initiated over 10 prospective multi-centre circulating tumor DNA biomarker studies. Her group’s recent work “Circulating tumor DNA analysis detects minimal residual disease and predicts recurrence in patients with stage II colon cancer”, published in Science Translational Medicine, has been selected by the American Society of Clinical Oncology as one of the year’s major achievements in clinical cancer research and care.