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October 29, 2015 07:30 ET

How to Discover Powerful Tissue-Based Prognostic Biomarkers for the Benefit of Individual Patients, New Webinar Hosted by Xtalks

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - October 29, 2015) - This complimentary webinar will present the Tissue Phenomics methodology to discover new tissue-based diagnostics using image and clinical data from prostate cancer patients with similar pathologies and known clinical outcome. The featured speaker will be Nathalie Harder, PhD, Research Scientist at Definiens AG.

The advance of digital pathology and the availability of large-scale quantitative image analysis of highly multiplexed panels of tissue sections enable the application of big data methods in biological and clinical research. By mining multi-parametric image analysis results for statistically significant morphological and functional spatial patterns (tissue phenes) and by correlating such phenes with disease progression, new tissue-based diagnostic algorithms are being discovered.

In this webinar, Dr. Harder will present the Tissue Phenomics methodology to discover new tissue-based diagnostics using image and clinical data from prostate cancer patients with similar pathologies and known clinical outcome.

Dr. Harder will demonstrate how immunohistochemically stained tissue sections are used for:

  • Extracting large amounts of image-based features from different levels of the object resolution using automatic image analysis methods.
  • Discovering the most relevant image-based features by aggregating and mining for correlations with clinical data using machine learning.
  • Employing relevant image-based features for the development of tissue-based prognostic and predictive biomarkers concerning individual patient clinical outcome.

In conclusion, viewers will see how Tissue Phenomics is opening the door for a new generation of diagnostic tests for the benefit of the patient.

The presented work is part of a joint project of Definiens Research with the Urological Clinic (Dr. A. Buchner, Prof. C.G. Stief) and the Institute of Pathology (Dr. H. Hessel, Prof. T. Kirchner) of the Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich.

There will be two live broadcasts on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at 1pm GMT, and 1pm EST. To learn more about this free event visit: How to Discover Powerful Tissue-Based Prognostic Biomarkers for the Benefit of Individual Patients.

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