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Children’s Cancer Institute Seminar: Prof David Thomas

Starts: Wednesday, 30 September, 2015, 11:00 AM

Ends: Wednesday, 30 September, 2015, 12:00 PM

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Wednesday, 30 September, 2015, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Children’s Cancer Institute Seminar: Prof David Thomas

Professor David Thomas

Director and Division Head, Genomic Cancer Medicine Cancer Division, Garvan Institute of Medical Research

The Kinghorn Cancer Centre

Genomics and sarcomas

Cancer is essentially a genetic disease. Rapid developments in genomic technologies, coupled with reductions in costs, have facilitated the application of genomic tools to cancer biology and care. My research focuses on sarcomas, malignant tumours of connective tissues that particularly affect the young, but more broadly on rare cancers in general. I am interested in using genomic tools to understanding how sarcomas evolve and adapt under selective pressures. We are interested in defining the mechanisms that account for specific genomic patterns seen in some sarcomas, and in genomic plasticity in general. We are also interested in understanding the genetic determinants of differential cancer risk in the population. I will describe some of the  approaches we have taken to addressing these questions in the course of my talk.

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Date:
Wednesday, 30 September, 2015
Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost:
Free
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Organiser

Tao Liu
Phone:
02 9385 1935
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Venue

Bradfield Park
Alfred Street South
Milsons Point, NSW 2061 Australia
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