In collaboration with the NKI-AVL Prof. Huntsman VUmc for a SEMINAR lecture. Prof. Huntsman is a renowned researcher in the field of biomarkers for ovarian carcinoma, among others. He recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine about somatic mutations in deep endometriosis tissue. During this seminar he will further explain his research and what this means for the risk of ovarian cancer in endometriosis patients.
David Huntsman is a Professor in the Departments of Pathology, Laboratory Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and is the Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Professor of Gynecologic Oncology. He is a staff Pathologist at the BC Cancer Agency (BCCA), and a Consulting Pathologist at the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH). Prof Huntsman is currently the Director of the BC multidisciplinary ovarian cancer research team (OvCaRe), Medical Director of the Center for Translational and Applied Genomics (CTAG) at the BCCA, and co-Director of the Genetic Pathology Evaluation Center (GPEC) at the Jack Bell Research Center, VGH.Prof Huntsman research has led to development of predictive and prognostic tissue-based cancer biomarkers for ovarian cancer and a wide variety of other tumor types. His team created a blueprint for subtype specific ovarian cancer control and have bone leaders in the application of novel genomics technologies to ovarian cancer. As collaboration is critical in his field, Prof. Huntsman happily leads and engages in a wide number of multidisciplinary research groups. Most recently he has been working on the creation of broad based personalized medicine initiative for British Columbia.