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      May 20, 2014

      Tuesday   8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

      8 St. Mary’s Street, 9th floor
      Boston, Massachusetts 02116

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      CFTCC Annual Symposium

      The Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care focuses on translational technologies that meet a need in contemporary cancer care both in the United States and abroad. The Point-of-Care (POC) can be a home, primary care office, clinic, or other location, provided that the technology enables a task to shift from a more to a less sophisticated setting. Cost reduction is one metric on which technologies are judged, but an increase in positive patient outcomes and/or quality of life should be paramount.  For example, an intervention that allows for chemotherapy drugs to be given at home, rather than in a special treatment center could both reduce costs and increase patent quality of life. 

      Join us for a day of scientific, technological, and clinical needs discussions. The symposium will showcase the projects supported by the Center over the last two years.

      There will be a lunch poster session showcasing multiple projects that have been supported through the Center. Additionally, there will be posters on newly funded projects.

      The CFTCC Symposium will have an invited guest speaker Shashi Murthy, Ph.D.

      The Symposium Keynote speaker will be Brian J. Kirby, Ph.D.  

      Keynote Speaker

      Brian J. Kirby, Ph.D.

      Associate Professor of Engineering in Medicine
      Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology

      Brian J. Kirby currently directs the Micro/Nanofluidics Laboratory in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. He joined the School in August 2004. Previous to that, he was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff in the Microfluidics Department at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California, where he worked from 2001-2004 on microfluidic systems, with applications primarily to counterbioterrorism. From 1996-2001 he worked as a graduate student in the High Temperature Gasdynamics Laboratory at Stanford University, where he developed laser spectroscopy techniques for imaging gases in flames for combustion and aerothermopropulsion applications. From 1994-1996 he worked as a graduate student in the Variable Gravity Research Laboratory at the University of Michigan, studying multiphase heat transfer processes; at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Palo Alto, CA, studying fluid mechanics processes in hard drive stacks; and in the Gas Dynamics Research Laboratories in the Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Michigan, studying soot formation processes in low-pressure diffusion flames.



      Guest Speaker

      Shashi K. Murthy, Ph.D.

      Associate Professor
      Department of Chemical Engineering
      Northeastern University

      Prof. Shashi Murthy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University. He holds secondary appointments as Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and as Faculty Fellow in the Barnett Institute of Chemical & Biological Analysis at Northeastern University. In addition, Prof. Murthy is a Scientific Investigator at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston. He is also Northeastern’s institutional representative at CIMIT, a consortium of hospitals and universities dedicated to the integration of medicine and innovative technology. Prof. Murthy is a current member of the Features Advisory Panel to of the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry.

      CFTCC Projects

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      *New projects will be listed as they are announced.



      CFTCC Annual Symposium 2014

      May 20th, 2014

      Breakfast                                                                                 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

      Welcome                                                                                 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
      Catherine Klapperich, Ph.D., Director, CFTCC
      Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
      Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Boston University 

      Funded Projects

      Irving Bigio, Ph.D.                                                                  9:15 AM – 9:45 AM
      Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
      Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University
      Optical Spectroscopy for Improved PCP Screening of Colorectal Cancer

      Andrew Ellington, Ph.D.                                                       9:45 AM – 10:15 AM
      Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin
      Non-Enzymatic DNA Amplification Circuit for Cancer Biomarker Testing (melanoma)

      Coffee Break                                                                         10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

      Patrick Doyle, Ph.D. (Tentative)                                         10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
      Professor, Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      miRNA Gel Pads for the point of Care Detection of Lung Cancer Biomarkers in Serum

      Daniel Laser, Ph.D.                                                              11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
      CEO and President, Wave 80 Biosciences, Inc.
      Improving Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patient Outcomes with a Novel Multiplexed Point-of-Care Biomarker Measurement System

      Lunch and Poster Session                                                  11:30 PM – 1:00 PM

      Kelly Brittain, Ph.D., RN                                                             1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
      Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Michigan State University
      My LifeCloud: A mobile based system aimed at Empowering Patients who are at Risk for Colorectal Cancer

      Invited Speaker

      Shashi Murthy, Ph.D.                                                            1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
      Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University
      Hydrogels for Cell Separation: From Laboratory to Commercialization

      2013 Translational Fellowship

      Darren Roblyer, Ph.D.                                                         2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
      Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
      A New Point of Care Diffuse Optical Imaging System for Home and Clinical Monitoring of Chemotherapy Response in Breast Cancer Patients

      Coffee Break                                                                         2:30 PM – 2:40 PM


      Brian Kirby, Ph.D                                                                  2:50 PM – 3:50 PM
      Associate Professor, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University
      Associate Professor of Engineering in Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Cornell University
      Circulating Tumor Cells: Linking Analysis with Surgical and Medical Care

      Closing                                                                                   3:50 PM – 4:15 PM

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