Welcome, Guest

Gordon Mills, MD

Gordon Mills, MD

Gordon Mills, MD, PhD, of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and "Dream Team" co-leader in Stand Up To Cancer®, discusses the importance of genomic profiling in the discovery of novel predictive markers to improve the effectiveness of cancer treatment.

There is an emerging recognition that an improved ability to assess the cancer genome will help clinicians better stratify patients for diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy selection. This includes an evolving appreciation for the wealth of emerging clinically actionable variants that should be validated and included alongside accepted diagnostic markers to improve cancer diagnosis and disease staging.

A whole-genome approach is required to reveal what parts of the pathway are affected. Ideally we want to identify all the genetic aberrations that we can target at once in order to make cancer treatment more effective...
Read the full article. Download the pdf version to enjoy the article in its entirety and also keep it for future reference. Avaliable in PDF (296 KB)

More Scientist Spotlights

  • Mady Hornig, MD Mady Hornig, MA, MD, Director of Translational Medicine at Columbia University, discusses the use multiplexed immunoassays for studying chronic fatigue syndrome, known as myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).
  • Jizeng Jia, PhD Jizeng Jia, PhD, from the Institute of Crop Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agriculture Science, Beijing, discusses the limitations of current technologies and how they were overcome to develop the highest density wheat array commercially available.
  • Gordon Mills, MD Gordon Mills, MD, PhD, of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and "Dream Team" co-leader in Stand Up To Cancer®, discusses the importance of genomic profiling in the discovery of novel predictive markers to improve the effectiveness of cancer treatment.
  • Mark I. McCarthy, MD Professor Mark McCarthy, from the University of Oxford, UK, outlines how the intersection of biobank capabilities, new study designs, and technological advances will improve our understanding of complex trait genetics.
  • Bruno Stuhlmüller, PhD Bruno Stuhlmüller, PhD, head of the scientific laboratory and team leader at the Institute of the Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology department at the Charité Free University and Humboldt University, Berlin, discusses working with whole blood samples to identify mRNA and miRNA biomarkers for predictive rheumatoid arthritis treatments.
  • Peter Ambros, PhD Peter Ambros, PhD, Associate Professor at the Children's Cancer Research Institute (CCRI) in Vienna, Austria discusses the way in which arrays are helping to unravel the complexities of the cancer genome and guiding patient-tailored treatment strategies.
  • Austin Tanney, PhD Austin Tanney, PhD, Scientific Liaison Manager for Almac Diagnostics, UK, discusses the opportunities and challenges of working with FFPE tissue, and his visions for technologies driving towards personalized medicine.
  • Jay Tiesman, PhD Procter & Gamble Company's Jay Tiesman, PhD, discusses the role of genomics in the cosmetics industry.
  • Joshua Schiffman, MD The University of Utah's Joshua Schiffman, MD, discusses the use of molecular inversion probe (MIP) technology for studying copy number alterations in pediatric cancers.
  • Lisa Baumbach, MD The University of Miami's Lisa Baumbach and Maastricht University's Torik Ayoubi discuss how ethnicity-specific genetic changes govern aggressive breast cancer risks.
  • Chris Smith, PhD Chris Smith of Cambridge University, Tyson Clark of Affymetrix and Melissa Cline of UCSC discuss EURASNET's approach for comparing commercial microarrays.
  • Robert Norgren, PhD Rob Norgren of The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Katja Nowick of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory discuss the development of the Rhesus Macaque Genome Array.
  • Yong-Jie Lu, PhD Yong-Jie Lu of Queen Mary, University of London and Colleen Elso of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute discuss a method for rapidly identifying chromosome rearrangements.

Scientist Spotlights

Archived Webinars

Warning! The earliest signals for cancer – miRNA regulation

Gordon Mills, PhD | Researchers | Community