|Event Name||CHI 2013 Circulating Tumor Cells
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
Moscone North Convention Center
|Description||The use of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) as a biomarker for companion diagnostics and early detection is much needed in the treatment of cancer. CTCs provide a non-invasive means of gaining early insight into tumor development and metastasis, and can provide a window into cancer biology. This conference is dedicated to uncovering the mystery around CTCs, including tumor cell clusters, the role of the bone marrow in the creation and circulation of cells, and correlating tumor cell types with their function. The conference will also highlight engineering approaches for cell detection, enumeration, and characterization. Numerous clinical examples will be highlighted for selection of therapy and monitoring treatment response. This meeting will bring you up to date on the state-of-the-art tools and includes a show-and-tell of early prototype devices. Finally, case studies that demonstrate the power of this technology to improve patient care will be showcased.