Exploring Exosomes and the Tumor Microenvironment

The Scientist brings together a panel of experts to discuss the function of exosomes in cell-to-cell communication during tumor progression and metastasis. 

By | December 1, 2015

The Scientist brings together a panel of experts to discuss the function of exosomes in cell-to-cell communication during tumor progression and metastasis. 

Exosomes are small (30–100 nm) vesicles secreted by most cells and are involved in the transport of bioactive molecules between cells. Characterizing the interplay between cancer-cell exosomes and the tumor microenvironment is critical for understanding the role of exosomes in tumorigenesis and metastasis. The Scientist brings together a panel of experts to discuss the function of exosomes in cell-to-cell communication during tumor progression and metastasis. Attendees will have an opportunity to interact with the experts, ask questions and seek advice on topics that are related to their research.

Topics to be covered:

  • Exosomes as a biomarker for the detection and monitoring of cancer
  • The molecular characterization of exosomes and their role in cancer biology

Meet the Speakers:

Dr. Thomas Kislinger
Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Center
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics
University of Toronto

 

 

Dr. David Lyden
Stavros S. Niarchos Professor
Department of Pediatrics, and Cell and Developmental Biology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

 

 

Beckman Coulter

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