Pashtoon Kasi

Pashtoon Kasi

Company: Weill Cornell Medicine; Englander Institute of Precision Medicine

Job title: Director Colon Cancer Research; Precision Medicine Director for Liquid Biopsy Research


Panel Discussion: Exploring the Sensitivity & Specificity of Liquid Biopsies in Disease Detection 4:00 pm

• What is the importance and distinction between sensitivity and specificity? • How can technology be qualified for purpose? • Which sequencing methods show enhanced accuracy to detect clinically actionable mutations? • Is analysis of DNA alternations sufficient or should we expand to other biomarker sources in earlier settings?Read more

day: Track 1, Day 1 PM

Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) Enumeration, Biomarker Expression & Kinetics in Response to Therapy in Patients With Gastrointestinal Malignancies 1:00 pm

• Understand the options from a research and/or clinical availability of some of the circulating tumor cells (CTC) platforms • Understand the value and utility of what circulating tumor cells have to offer in comparison to circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) • Understand clinical and biological variables affecting CTC enumeration and analysis relevant to integration in…Read more

day: day 1 pre poster A

Minimal Residual Disease (MRD)-Based Clinical Trials that are Actively Enrolling in Clinic and Opening in the Near Future: Focus on GI Malignancies with Implications for Other Tumor Types 2:30 pm

• Learn about some of the key minimal residual disease (MRD)-based clinical trials that are actively enrolling in clinic • Understand how MRD is changing clinical trial designs and some trials opening in the near future • Understand challenges of incorporating MRD into clinical trial designs and the road aheadRead more

day: Track 1, Day 2 AM

Chair’s Closing Remarks 4:30 pm

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day: Track 1, Day 1 PM

Liquid Biopsy Applications

Chair: 11:10 am

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day: Track 1, Day 1 AM

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