24th Porto Cancer Meeting 2017
Liquid biopsy: bringing precision medicine closer to oncology
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Medical School
Philippe Taniere graduated in Histopathology (MD) from the University of Lyon, France, in 1995. He obtained a PhD at the Unit of Molecular Carcinogenesis at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon in 2002. He has been a Consultant Histopathologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital of Birmingham since 2002 with an interest in Gastro Intestinal Tract pathology, Hepatobiliary tract tumours, Neuroendocrine tumours and Soft tissue Sarcomas. He is the Clinical Service Lead for Molecular Pathology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital The Molecular Pathology Diagnostic Services (MPDS) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, which is embedded in Histopathology, comprises of 22 full time Scientists and Technicians; The service offers a wide range of analysis including DNA and Microscopy based technologies in tissue samples (immunohistochemistry and FISH); ctDNA testing for EGFR mutation has also been validated.