Characterization of the pancreatic tumor microenvironment using novel quantitative multiplex DPS


Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a highly aggressive disease associated with poor outcomes. So far, the factors and pathways underlying patient survival in PDAC are unknown. However, the location, number, and characterization of immune cells that infiltrate PDAC tissue provide crucial information.

In this webinar, Dr. Dana Adel Mustafa, assistant professor and group leader of the Tumor Immuno-Pathology (TIP) Laboratory at Erasmus University Medical Centre, shares how using the GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler (DSP) to measure PDAC tissue samples can reveal the key immune-related players that drive survival in PDAC patients. Mustafa explains how this technology enabled high-plex proteomic analysis of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded samples with spatial resolution. Mustafa also shares that higher B cell infiltration in PDAC tissue samples is associated with higher infiltration of T cells and higher antigen presentation, resulting in better prognoses.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to extract the maximum information using the minimum amount of samples
  • Understand why we need more than just numbers to tell the whole story
  • Appreciate how precise tissue navigation leads to precise medicine

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