The Carbone Cancer Center at the University of Wisconsin will host December’s Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium’s Grand Rounds on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. Dustin Deming, MD, associate professor of hematology-oncology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, and Melissa Skala, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering in UW’s College of Engineering, will present information on “Patient-Matched Organoid Drug Screens.”
The University of Wisconsin Precision Medicine Molecular Tumor Board assesses treatment options for patients state-wide. These samples are also used to screen drugs in patient-derived cancer organoids using changes in organoid diameter and changes in metabolism measured with autofluorescence microscopy. Combined metrics of organoid diameter and metabolism provide a sensitive method to predict patient treatment responses.
Registration is required for the event. Register here:
Meeting ID: 120 798 3193
Password: UWCCC (if required)
Big Ten CRC Grand Rounds are monthly educational events hosted live by our member institutions for our faculty investigators, scientists, fellows, residents, medical students, and clinical research staff. The goal of Big Ten CRC Grand Rounds is to expand awareness, dialogue, and opportunities for collaboration between our member institutions. The Big Ten CRC website has a video library containing the Grand Rounds should the event be missed live.