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Next Generation Sequencing for  Personalized Therapy of Leukemia, 30 Nov - 1 Dec 2012

The iCMLf would like to make you aware of the following meeting:

November 30 and December 1, Bologna, Sant’Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology: Congress "Next Generation Sequencing for Personalized Therapy of Leukemia – 1 act". The Congress, promoted by Professor Giovanni Martinelli, is part of the Kick-off Meeting of the FP7 EU Health Project "Next Generation Sequencing Platform for Targeted Personalized Therapy of Leukemia (NGS - PTL)".

The aims of the project, which obtained the endorsement and funding of the European Union, are:

  • to develop a European Hematological/NGS network of physicians and scientists;
  • to discover novel insights into the mechanisms involved in leukemogenesis and to develop genetic models that accurately define novel leukemia subtypes based on the genomic profile of individual patients;
  • to develop biostatistic and bioinformatic tools for coupling scientific research data with clinical/molecular databases;
  •  to develop "leukemia diagnostic panels" to drive personalized treatments and tailor therapies to different stratified groups of leukemia patients.