ASHG 2018 Tipsheet: Cancer Genetics

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
10:00 a.m. U.S. Pacific Time

Media Contact:
Ann Klinck


Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 16-20, 2018


American Society of Human Genetics 2018 Annual Meeting
San Diego Convention Center
111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101


Invited and platform sessions and other presentations of the latest research in cancer genetics.

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

9:00-10:00 a.m., Room 6A, Upper Level
Session: Clonal Mosaicism in Cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Healthy Tissue

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ballroom 20D, Upper Level
Session: Large Scale Functional Annotation of Variants of Uncertain Significance

10:30-11 a.m., Ballroom 20A, Upper Level
Session: Understanding Tumor Heterogeneity from Single Cell Sequencing of Genomes, Transcriptomes, and Epigenomes

10:30-11:00 a.m., Ballroom 20BC, Upper Level
Presentation: Use of the polygenic risk score as part of breast cancer risk assessment in the WISDOM Risk Thresholds Trial.
E. Ziv, University of California, San Francisco

4:15-5:45 p.m., Ballroom 20BC, Upper Level
Session: Integrated Variant Analysis in Cancer Genomics

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

9:00-10:30 a.m., Room 6C, Upper Level
Presentation: Insights into the patterns of somatic mutation accumulation in human cancer.
K. Akdemir, MD Anderson Cancer Center, et al

10:00-10:15 a.m., Room 6E, Upper Level
Presentation: Explaining gene expression: Massively parallel in-silico testing of gene expression regulators reveals large scale patterns of shared and divergent regulation across cancers and tissues.
L. Erdman, Hospital for Sick Children, et al

Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

9:00-10:00 a.m., Ballroom 2A, Upper Level
Session: Mutational Processes in Cancer

9:00-10:00 a.m., Ballroom 2BC, Upper Level
Session: Genetics of Cancer Therapy Response and Resistance

12:00-12:30 p.m., Room 6A, Upper Level
Presentation: Epigenetic age and epiallele shifts in cancer, forensics, and astronauts.
C. Mason, Weill Cornell Medical College

12:00-12:30 p.m., Room 6B, Upper Level
Presentation: Clinical insights from phosphoproteomic and proteogenomic analysis of pathways in cancer.
K. Rodland, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Oregon Health & Science University

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018

8:30-9:30 a.m., Ballroom 20A, Upper Level
Session: Transcriptome Alterations in Cancer

8:30-9:30 a.m., Room 6D, Upper Level
Session: Cancer Genomic Testing: Uncertainty and Decision Making

8:30-9:30 a.m., Room 6E, Upper Level
Session: Leveraging the Cancer Genome Atlas

12:20-12:35 p.m., Hall C, Ground Level
Plenary Presentation: Comprehensive analysis of alternative splicing across tumors from 8,705 patients.
K. Lehmann, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, et al

Ongoing: Posters Open for Viewing, Exhibit Hall, Halls D-H, Ground Level
Topic: Cancer Genetics, Posters 655-975

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