FEB 26, 2019 11:00 AM PST

Osteosarcoma research

  • Post-doctoral research associate, The University of Sheffield Medical School
      Luke Tattersall graduated with a First Class honours degree in Biomedical Sciences from Sheffield Hallam University with a years industrial placement in 2015. Since then Luke has worked on a Bone Cancer Research Trust funded PhD Scholarship in the lab of Professor Allie Gartland at the University of Sheffield Medical School Department of Oncology and Metabolism, focusing on osteosarcoma research. He submitted his PhD thesis in January 2019. During his PhD he has received 3 awards from the Bone Research Society, carried out a travelling fellowship at the University of Ferrara Italy, contributed towards a published book chapter, and was an invited speaker at the International Purine meeting in Brazil. Luke is now a post-doctoral research associate continuing research into osteosarcoma again at the University of Sheffield Medical School and has research experience with both in vitro and in vivo preclinical models of the disease.

    DATE:  February 26, 2019
    TIME:  11:00am PST, 2:00pm EST
    Osteosarcoma is the most common type of primary bone cancer affecting adolescents and children attributed to rapid bone growth and turnover with a peak incidence at 18 years old. it is a rare incurable and often fatal disease. The current osteosarcoma treatments include standard chemotherapy, limb salvage surgery or amputation. The 5-year relative survival rate is 70% for localized forms, however, metastasis is present in about one fifth to one quarter of patients at diagnosis, which then contributes to a 5-year survival rate of around 20%. The survival statistics have remained constant with no advances in treatment options for decades highlighting the need for new therapeutic options. 
    Learning Objectives:
    • An overview of osteosarcoma disease
    • An overview of osteosarcoma research & preclinical models 
    LabRoots is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. By attending this webinar, you can earn 1 Continuing Education credit once you have viewed the webinar in its entirety.

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