The Use of Image Analysis in Biomarker Qualification

Webinar abstract

The application of immunohistochemistry to tissue has evolved substantially over the last two decades. Once a tool to understand cell type (lineage) and categorize disease in a clinical setting, it is not routinely applied to proteins that are integral to signaling cascades. With this shift in application, the interpretation of immunohistochemistry has moved from presence or absence in cells of interest to quantification. With quantification, comes integration of the information with other markers, as well as clinico-pathologic information. The application of image analysis, and the quantitative data that results substantially refines disease models.  This webinar will address image analysis as a part of a “total test” approach from specimen to interpretation, and the capacity to ask more complex questions in biomedical research.

About our Speaker

SMH for webpageStephen M. Hewitt, M.D., Ph.D., is appointed as a Clinical Investigator within the Laboratory of Pathology, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda Maryland. He has served as chief of the Tissue Array Research Program since its inception in 2000, and as chief of the Applied Molecular Pathology Laboratory since its creation in 2008.

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