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ATLANTA (GenomeWeb) – The American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting kicked off in Atlanta on Sunday with a call for more personalized care for patients through a more efficient use of technology and a greater degree of diversity in research cohorts. Chairman John Carpten of the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine said this year's conference will feature the most diverse and youngest group of researchers yet presenting their work to the tens of thousands of assembled attendees.

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May
21
Sponsored by
Qiagen

This webinar will provide a first-hand look at how a hematology/oncology lab in the UK set up and validated three molecular assays for routine in-house use.

May
22
Sponsored by
Stilla

This webinar will outline the entire liquid biopsy workflow from cell-free DNA isolation to mutation detection by Crystal Digital PCR with the Naica System from Stilla Technologies.

Jun
17
Sponsored by
Illumina

This webinar will provide an overview of polygenic risk scores, which aggregate dozens of genetic variants that have been linked to disease risk in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) into a single score.