TRACK(S): GEN, ONC, PED
Moderator: Harvey I. Pass, MD, FACS, New York, NY
Co-Moderator: Tari A. King, MD, FACS, Boston, MA
Advances in genomics have led to practice-changing activity for surgeons and their patients, and impressive results in the treatment of cancers that previously had dismal prognoses. A fundamental understanding of the science is useful for practicing surgeons. This knowledge equips a physician to explain the utility of the testing and the implications for treatment. The session will begin with an overview of genomics, molecular pathology, whole genome and whole exosome sequencing, ctDNA (circulating tumor DNA) analysis, and other gene-based assays.
Presentations and Speakers
Genomics for Surgeons: An Overview of Relevant Molecular Biology Platforms
Genevieve M. Boland, MD, PhD, FACS, Boston, MA
How Are Genomics Relevant to the Practicing Breast Cancer Surgeon?
Lee G. Wilke, MD, FACS, Madison, WI
How Are Genomics Relevant to the Practicing Lung Cancer Surgeon?
Jay M. Lee, MD, FACS, Los Angeles, CA
How Are Genomics Relevant to the Practicing Gastrointestinal Surgeon?
Steven K. Libutti, MD, FACS, Bronx, NY
How Are Genomics Relevant to the Practicing Melanoma Surgeon?
John R. Hyngstrom, MD, FACS, Salt Lake City, UT
How Are Genomics Relevant to the Practicing Pediatric Surgeon?
Andrew M. Davidoff, MD, FACS, Memphis, TN