Cancer systems biology

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Dr Martin Peifer - University Of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Dr Peifer discusses what is involved in cancer systems biology, the identification of biologically relevant cancer genome alterations from large-scale sequencing efforts which require a systematic computational data analysis, and his approach to integrate various (epi-) genomic datasets to identify such alterations. He speaks at the 3rd EurocanPlatform Translational Research Course.

He explores examples in small cell lung cancer and neuroblastoma, plus the significance to clinical practice, what the next steps will be, what challenges the work faces and what the eventual benefit will be.

Read Dr Peifer’s Nature papers on neuroblastoma and SCLC