Advocacy in Action: The Urgency of Tissue Collection For Cancer Research
Vital Options International presents Advocacy in Action, bringing together the influential leaders of the cancer advocacy community to address Tissue and Biospecimen Collection: The Urgency in Cancer
According to NCI’s Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research, an inability to obtain high-quality biosamples is a growing research problem that is slowing cancer research. Scientists find themselves left to work with limited tissue and one in five say researchers say the inferior quality of tissue the samples might be compromising their data.
At a time when we are learning more and more about genomics and cancer, and developing biologic therapies with “personalized medicine” as the goal, how can the cancer advocacy community tackle the issue of tissue? That’s hour one at ASCO’s Advocacy in Action® (AIA)!
Joining Vital Options CEO, Selma Schimmel, as co-moderators for Tissue and Biospecimen Collection will be Holli Kawalder, Uniting Against Lung Cancer; Kay Kays, Patient Advocate in Research; Ginny Mason, Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation; Connie Rufenbarger, The Komen Tissue Bank / The Catherine Peachey Fund; Steven Young, The Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute
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Advocacy in Action at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting 2012 was made possible, in part, by: