LABS: Detecting Cancer Cells in the Blood
January 26 @ 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM$50
What is liquid biopsy and what kind implication can it have for early diagnosis and treatment of cancer?
How can we detect cancer better? Currently in the clinic, blood test is routinely used to monitor vitamin and mineral levels in search of deficiencies that can cause disease, to monitor cholesterol and good/bad fat levels that cause heart disease, or even to monitor glucose levels for predisposition or advancement of diabetes. Clinicians, scientists, mathematicians, programmers, and other professionals are working together to produce a blood test that could help monitor and prevent cancer development, cancer progression, or even treatment efficacy. This test is currently termed liquid biopsy, which is a non-invasive blood test that can provide additional information to our clinicians in effort to help reduce cancer mortality.
This workshop will explore the central dogma of life (DNA, RNA, and protein), cellular structure of a cell in human body, circulation and organs, and how this information is all used to determine when a healthy cell has deviated towards malignancy. We will also further explore how we can use this same information in blood to detect and treat cancer early and more efficiently. This event is for curious young minds is grades 7-12.