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European translational cancer research seminar series:
Unlock the full potential inside your FFPE samples

Affymetrix hosted a series of translational cancer research seminars at some of the most prestigious academic cancer centers in Europe. The seminars focused on the challenges associated with successfully obtaining genomic profiles from formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue – an important but challenging sample source for clinical cancer researchers. View the presentations to understand how Affymetrix solutions are used for FFPE tissue analyses and:

"For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures."

Keynote speakers and presentations

360 degree tumour profiling

Bruno Paiva, PhD
Giovanni Martinelli, PhD

DNA copy number analysis

Shashi Kulkarni, PhD
Manoj Gandhi, MD, PhD
Melissa L. Bondy, PhD
Christophe Le Tourneau, MD, PhD
Gordana Raca, MD, PhD, FACMG
Shashi Kulkarni, PhD
Sarah South, PhD, FACMG
Torsten Pietsch, MD
Stéphane Minvielle, PhD
Patricia Thompson, PhD
Sarah South, PhD, FACMG
Dietmar Pfeifer, PhD
Joshua Schiffman, MD
Zhiwei Che, Ph.D.

Gene expression and miRNA analysis

W. Fraser Symmans, MD
John Hall, PhD
Kim Linton, PhD
Austin Tanney, PhD
Paul Turner, PhD

Protein analysis

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View abstract sheet from Translational cancer research seminar series

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October 2011 >

"For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures."

Learn more about our cancer research solutions

Affymetrix offers a comprehensive suite of cancer research solutions for studying an extensive range of genomic parameters at wide levels of complexity from the whole-genome to the single gene. Our various tools can also be applied at each stage of a basic or translational workflow from discovery to functional characterization or test development.

Genomic biomarker discovery solutions: whole-genome analysis tools

DNA copy number analysis:

  • Complete solution for solid tumor FFPE DNA whole-genome copy number analysis, LOH and key somatic mutations: NEW OncoScan® FFPE Assay Kit*
  • Fresh frozen solid tumors and hematological malignancies whole-genome copy number, allelic information, and LOH analysis: CytoScan® HD Array*

Gene expression profiling:

Technical and clinical validation solutions: tools for the analysis of 100's to single genes

Cytokine profiling solutions:

Diagnostic test development solutions:

*"For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures."


View publications on the unmet need for reliable copy number data from FFPE

View publications from leading cancer researchers on applications of copy number data in solid tumors

Other publications

Scientist Spotlights


Application Notes

Product Spotlight

"For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures."

OncoScan FFPE Assay Kit

Archived Webinars +

Plant Genomics Webinar

Validating Complex Biology Webinar

Translating Genetic Biomarkers to the Clinic Webinar

Clinical Validation of Cancer Biomarker Signatures using Array Technology Webinar

Cancer Genomics Webinar

Circulating Tumor Cells Webinar

Warning! The earliest signals for cancer - miRNA regulation

The Hunt for Missing Heritability

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