Epigenetic biomarkers – Promising tools for prostate cancer

Speaker: Dr. Bharati Bapat
Original Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Join Dr. Bapat as she describes:

  • What is Epigenetics
  • The interplay between epigenetics & genetics, and epigenetics & environment
  • What are different types of epigenetic biomarkers
  • How these markers will help prostate cancer patients

Dr. Bharati Bapat's Biography:

Dr. Bharati Bapat is Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto and has scientific appointments at the Lunenfeld-Tannenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, and the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University Health Network. 
Dr. Bapat’s research program is focused on translational genomics and epigenomics, specifically the discovery of cancer biomarkers, and understanding their role in cancer development.  Dr. Bapat is involved in several national and international collaborative prostate cancer research projects to develop biomarkers for personalized medicine using less invasive strategies to obtain patient samples. She is currently leading PCC funded Movember Translation Acceleration Grant (TAG) for validation of epigenetic biomarker panels for early detection of aggressive prostate cancer.  Dr. Bapat’s team is participating in Movember Global Action Plan (GAP) biomarker projects, aimed at making discoveries at a faster pace to help patients and their families.

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