Emerging technologies for the study of cancer biology

11:00 am-12:30 pm

Room: Boisdale

Programme stream(s): Cancer discovery / underpinning research , Treatment
Programme session type(s): Parallel session

Chair: Xin Lu, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Oxford
Speaker: Hagan Bayley, University of Oxford
Speaker: Chunxiao Song, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Oxford
Speaker: Molly Stevens, Imperial College London

This session will cover recent advances in the areas of single cell biology, Nanopore sequencing technology and the generation of advanced ex vivo 3D models by 3D printing to give insights into early cancer biology. Increased understanding of the transition from normal to primary cancerous growth and metastasis is needed if we are to detect cancer sooner. These technologies can also be used to monitor patient responses to therapy. Furthermore, novel tests to enable earlier detection of cancer frequently make use of liquid biopsy samples. Innovative technology to detect epigenetic signatures within these samples will be discussed.