FEB 27, 2019 1:30 PM PST

Comprehensive NTRK Fusion Detection, Agnostic of the Fusion Partner, for Optimal Identification of Rare Genomic Events Using TruSightTM Oncology 500

Presented at: Drug Discovery 2019
Sponsored by: Illumina
C.E. Credits: P.A.C.E. CE Florida CE
Speakers
  • Chief Medical Officer, Illumina, Inc.
    Biography
      For the past 25 years, Dr. Febbo has worked at leading institutions throughout the United States, most recently serving as CMO of Genomic Health (NASDAQ:GHDX). Prior to joining Genomic Health, Dr. Febbo served as Professor of Medicine and Urology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where his laboratory focused on using genomics to understand the biology and clinical behavior of prostate cancer, and his clinical practice focused on genitourinary oncology. While at UCSF, Dr. Febbo was the co-leader of the Prostate Cancer Program at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Program Principal Investigator of the Translational Research Program for the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology.

      Dr. Febbo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Dartmouth College, received his M.D. degree at UCSF, and completed his internal medicine residency at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. After his fellowship in medical oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, he was an Attending Physician in the Genitourinary Oncology Center at Dana-Farber, Instructor at Harvard Medical School, and a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Todd Golub's laboratory at Dana-Farber, as well as the Whitehead Institute Center for Genomic Research of MIT (now the Broad Institute). In 2004, Dr. Febbo moved to Duke University Medical Center's Institute of Genome Sciences and Policy. He has been a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation since 2009.
    • Clinical Oncology Marketing, Illumina, Inc.
      Biography
        Maude is a specialist in molecular biology applications in oncology, across technologies and platforms. Her experience includes contributing to the FDA-approval of 5 Companion Diagnostic (CDx) molecular assays, creating the global go-to-market strategy for a dozen of CDx at various stages in regulatory approval. Maude has educated pathologists and oncologists in early adoption of technologies that have changed medicine and cancer treatments in the last decade.

      Abstract:

      NTRK fusions are rare but important recent biomarkers linked to response to new TRK inhibitors. Comprehensive genomic profiling on all solid tumors permits detection of rare genomic events and in the future may enables the use of emerging treatments such as NTRK inhibitors. NTRK genes include numerous potential fusion partners, large intronic regions and G-C rich content, making accurate and comprehensive detection of NTRK fusions difficult to perform in the lab. Amongst the variable performance of NTRK fusion assays, NTRK detection from RNA using Hybrid-Capture NGS provides comprehensive and accurate fusion detection, agnostic of the fusion partner. TruSightTM Oncology 500 is the latest comprehensive genomic profiling assay from Illumina and enables optimal NTRK fusion detection. 

      Learning Objectives:

      1. Value to adopt comprehensive genomic profiling in today's oncology care.
      2. How the Illumina TruSightTM Oncology 500 comprehensive genomic profiling assay enables optimal NTRK fusion detection. 


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