Randwick Precinct Cancer Genomics Roundtable [October 2017]

Presenter: Professor Susan Ramus & Facilitator: Dr Jason Wong
Event date :
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 12:30 to 13:30
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Location :
Edmund Blackett Functions Room
Open to :
Researchers, Clinicians, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Consumers, and Administrators
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A light lunch will be provided from 12:00pm prior to the interactive discussion facilitated by Dr Jason Wong, Prince of Wales Clinical School, UNSW Sydney

Dr Jason Wong leads the Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics Team at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre. He obtained his D.Phil from the University of Oxford and completed postdoctoral training at the Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research in University College Dublin. His research is focused on understanding how cancer cells become mutated and how somatic mutations ultimately cause cancer.

Invited speaker Professor Susan Ramus, School of Women’s and Children’s Health, UNSW Sydney - Potential clinical applications of germline and somatic genomics

Professor Susan Ramus was awarded PhD from the University of Melbourne. She studied the genetics of inherited ovarian cancer at the University of Cambridge; led large-scale ovarian cancer genetic susceptibility studies at the University College London; and led large consortium projects on ovarian cancer genetic susceptibility and tumour profiling at the University of Southern California. As Professor of Molecular Oncology in the UNSW School of Women’s and Children’s Health, she has established and co-led the Ovarian Tumour Tissue Analysis consortium.

1.Current and future opportunities for genomics in oncology.
2.Research and technologies enabling translation of cancer genomics to clinic.
3.Current state of adoption of cancer genomics at the Randwick Hospitals Campus.
4.Challenges for broad adoption of cancer genomics in clinic to support patient care.


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