Cancer Epidemiology Prevention & Control Program Monthly Seminar: "Comprehensive Genomic Characterization of Early Stage Lung Cancer”



Date
November 13, 2013
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker(s)
Marjorie Romkes, PhD
Associate Professor Division of Hematology/Oncology Department of Medicine
Location
Herberman Conference Center Room 202C
Contact
Brooke Spencer



412-864-7861
spencerbd@upmc.edu
Description

Dr. Romkes' current research efforts are focused on pharmacogenomics and genetic epidemiology. Dr. Romkes and her research group are studying multiple genes involved in drug metabolism and response to assess the genetic contribution to interindividual differences in drug efficacy and response outcomes in tobacco related and other cancers. She is also conducting several genetic epidemiology haplotype association projects in a variety of cancers including lung and head and neck cancer, to identify biomarkers of susceptibility and prognosis. Dr. Romkes also serves as the Director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Cancer Biomarkers Facility Illumina Platform which is a collaborative translational research facility which presently supports a rapidly expanding research portfolio of active, pending, and planned peer-reviewed studies for multiple investigators.