Location: Online Webinar

In collaboration with Sydney Health Partners and NSW Regional Health Partners, the Maridulu Budyari Gumal (SPHERE) Cancer CAG presents the October Molecular Tumour Board in our NSW Cancer Research statewide seminar series: Clinical Aspects in Adult Solid Cancers.

A Molecular Tumour Board (MTB) is a multi-disciplinary forum for discussion, interpretation and communication about molecular results that may have implications for patient care. MTBs often include geneticists, bioinformaticians and molecular biologists in addition to clinical disciplines such as oncology, surgery, radiotherapy and pathology.

The NSW Cancer Research Seminar Series educational MTB sessions will include case-based presentations from MTBs working in paediatric and adult cancer. This will be an opportunity to share knowledge across cancer types; sparking new research ideas and fostering collaboration.

In this  month’s installment, we will briefly review the Molecular Tumour Board (MTB) process, composition, and functions, focusing on modern multigene NGS panels in clinical decision making in adult cancers. We will touch on the potential clinical utility of comprehensive genomic profiling in both germline and somatic settings. We will also review the strategies for evidence-based decision support, variant interpretations, and ways to explore opportunities that assist with clinical management. This will be followed by case discussions. The panel members are regular participants in the MTB of Molecular Screening and Therapeutics (MoST) program, headed by Prof. David Thomas at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Australian Genomic Cancer Medicine Program (Omico).

We hope you will join us online for this upcoming MTB session featuring an introduction by seminar facilitator Clinical Professor Rosemary Balleine and presentations from:

  • Dr Frank Lin, The Garvan Institute of Medical Research, NHMRC CTC Centre and UNSW Sydney  
  • Dr Milita Zaheed, Prince of Wales Hospita
  • Dr John Grady, The Garvan Institute of Medical Researc
  • Dr Maya Kansara, The Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Registration is now open for this online event:
Tuesday 19 October, 12.30-1.30pm

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