The overwhelming majority of archival samples of cancer tissue are formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE). Many FFPE samples, especially pre-treatment biopsy specimens, are too small to reliably extract sufficient RNA for gene expression analysis. HTG Molecular recommends 12.5 mm2 of tissue from one 5 μm FFPE section with no RNA extraction necessary for gene expression data from their HTG EdgeSeq nuclease-protection assay.
HTG EdgeSeq Oncology Biomarker Panel covers 2,560 genes. This pilot study examined different amounts of tissue input from 3 colorectal and 2 breast tumors down to 3.1 mm2, representing ¼ the recommended input.
During this webcast you will learn/our speaker(s) will address:
Katherine Pogue-Geile, Ph.D., NSABP
Dr. Katherine (Kay) Pogue-Geile is Associate Director of MicroArray/Molecular Profiling at the National Surgical Breast and Bowel Project (NSABA) in Pittsburgh, PA. She has 30 year’s experience in cancer research using a variety of molecular techniques to elucidate molecular mechanisms involved in cancer. At the NASBP, Dr. Pogue-Geile has developed methodologies for profiling DNA and RNA utilizing formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue (FFPE) samples collected in clinical trials to identify and validate biomarkers for prognosis and prediction of response to therapy in colon and breast cancer.