DCI Seminar Series (4.26.17)

February 9, 2017
By: Julie Poucher Harbin, Writer, DCI

Steven Skates, PhD, Associate Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Associate in Blostatistics, Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, will present “Trials in Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer: A longitudinal approach” at the April DCI Seminar Series, which will be held on Wednesday, April 26.

Skates' research aims to discover new methods for the early detection of ovarian cancer through biomarker discovery, verification, and validation with longitudinal biospecimens; longitudinal algorithms to combine biomarker information over multiple time points; and conducting screening trials with longitudinal multiple biomarker algorithms. As principal investigator of an NCI Early Detection Research Network grant, he is aiming to identify novel serum biomarkers by development and application of study design methods to proteomic analyses of longitudinal serum samples.  

The DCI Seminar Series lecture will be held on Wednesday, April 26, in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center. The lecture begins at 8:10 a.m. and ends at 9 a.m. Skates' address will be preceded by a hematology-oncology fellow presentation starting at 7:30 a.m. The April DCI Seminar Series is presented by the DCI Women's Cancer Program. All are invited to attend. For more information, contact Erin Carr.