Precious Cargo: Extracellular Vesicles in Cancer Research

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Precious Cargo: Extracellular Vesicles in Cancer Research from thescientistllc on Vimeo.

Cellular turnover, tissue injury, and malignancy all cause nucleic acid release into the bloodstream. These cell-free nucleic acids can circulate around the body inside extracellular vesicles, which protect them from nucleases in the blood. Extracellular RNA, DNA, and proteins provide unique biomarker information about tumors—information that could be used to personalize cancer treatments. In this webinar brought to you by The Scientist, sponsored by Streck (manufacturer of RNA Complete BCT™, For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures), a panel of experts will provide insight into nucleic acids carried inside extracellular vesicles, and discuss their use in cancer research.

Topics to be covered

  • Extracellular vesicles carrying noncoding RNAs and their significance in cancer
  • Tumor extracellular vesicles pave the way for cancer metastasis

Meet the Speakers:

George A. Calin, MD, PhD
Professor, Departments of Experimental Therapeutics & Leukemia
Co-Director, The RNA Interference and Non-coding RNA Center
The Alan M. Gewirtz Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Scholar
Felix L. Haas Endowed Professor in Basic Science
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

David Lyden, MD, PhD
Stavros S. Niarchos Professor
Departments of Pediatrics and Cell and Developmental Biology
Weill Cornell Medicine/Cornell University