Attend this additional GOC course!

When: Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 15:30–17:15 Where: Sheraton Toronto Centre Hotel, 123 Queen St. W., Toronto, City Hall Room Cost: GOC Members: $50, Non-Members: $100 Register: Register online at Space is limited, register early! Directors: Gabriel DiMattia , PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Oncology, The University of Western Ontario Mark Carey , MD, FRCSC, Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of British Columbia Faculty: Mark Nachtigal , PhD, Associate Professor Biochemistry and Medical Genetics and OB/GYN, University of Manitoba Molecular Biology for Gynecologic Cancers: Hot Topics in Molecular Oncology This course will discuss current and relevant molecular and cell biology discoveries and highlight how these insights impact our understanding of the pathogenesis and treatment of cancer. The course is geared to clinicians with a view to broaden their knowledge of the basic science of cancer and the development of novel therapies for cancer. Scott Bratman , MD, PhD, Assistant Professor Radiation Oncology and Medical Biophysics, Scientist, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto Attila Lorincz , PhD, Professor of Molecular Epidemiology, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London

Course Agenda: 15:30 – 15:35

Course Objectives: 1. Discuss how advancements in basic science lead to specific improvements in cancer care for women. 2. Review the description, classification, biology and significance of the chromosomal changes found in cancer. 3. Discuss the current approaches and pitfalls to measuring ctDNA and how measuring ctDNA will improve the treatment of cancer and specifically GYN Cancers. 4. Discuss molecular biology of HPV infection including typing, oncogenicity, and detection.

The GOC Molecular Biology of Cancer Course – Introduction . Chromosomal Instability in Cancer Circulating Tumour DNA: How will it improve gynecologic cancer diagnosis and management? Molecular Testing for HPV and Cervix Cancer

15:35 – 16:05 16:05 – 16:35

16:35 – 17:05

17:05 – 17:15 Wrap-up Discussion 17:30 – 18:30 Reception for attendees

The course is being held in conjunction with GOC’s 19 th Annual Continuing Professional Development Meeting.

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