Stevens Announces 2014 Workshop on Nanomedicine and Tumor Engineering for Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy

8/28/2014

On Monday, September 29 2014 from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Stevens Institute of Technology will host a Workshop on Nanomedicine and Tumor Engineering for Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy. Hosted by co-chairs, Woo Lee, PhD, Stevens Institute of Technology and Jenny Zilberberg, PhD, Hackensack University Medical Center.

This workshop brings together clinicians, scientists and engineers in a uniquely interdisciplinary environment to address the multi-faceted challenges of nanotechnology and oncology. The theme of the workshop is the exploration of approaches and designs for novel cancer nano-based diagnostic modalities and therapeutics based on high-fidelity engineered cancer models, as well as better understanding of integrated pathophysiological processes that modulate human tumor functionality and growth.

The objectives of the workshop will include:

•    To review recent breakthrough advances in nanomedicine and engineering, 3D tumor microenviornments and ex vivo (i.e., “tumor engineering”) for cancer diagnosis and therapy
•    To identify new synergistic research opportunities and scientific challenges to further advance nanomedicine and tumor engineering for cancer diagnosis and therapy
•    To provide an impetus for research collaborations

The workshop will also include opportunities for preclinical evaluation of technologies enabling nanomedicine, and personalized drug selection based on diagnostic screening of human tumor cells.

For more information and to register, please visit: Workshop on Nanomedicine and Tumor Engineering for Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy