Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:50am - 11:20am
Subhajyoti De (Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey)
Intra-tumor heterogeneity is a hallmark of nearly all cancers. Populations of tumor cells show remarkable heterogeneity in almost all phenotypic attributes, including clinically important features such as treatment resistance and metastatic potential. Intra-tumor heterogeneity (ITH) represents a major challenge for effective cancer treatment and precision medicine. However, the patterns of ITH and aspects of underlying modes of tumor evolution are poorly understood for most cancer types.
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