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Tucson Symposium attracts over 450 global scientists focused on personalized healthcare
Date:3/8/2013

ymposium has developed itself into a major event that facilitates scientific collaborations from pathologists around the world with basic cancer researchers, oncologists and representatives from innovative biotech companies. Such meetings are of the tremendous importance in the era of personalized medicine. The participants from different fields and the scientific focus make the Tucson Symposium truly unique," says Holger Moch , Prof. Dr. med. Chairman, University Hospital Zurich, Department Pathology Zürich, Switzerland.

"Personalized healthcare is ushering in a new era in the practice of medicine," says Ventana President Mara G. Aspinall . "In recent years, tremendous advancements have been made in science, highlighting the importance of treating each patient according to their unique genetic makeup. Ventana enables this through our sophisticated diagnostic instruments and tests that analyze human tissue to help identify those patients most likely to respond to a specific treatment as well as those patients for whom a treatment may be ineffective or even dangerous," Aspinall points out.  "As personalized healthcare continues to advance, patients must be better educated about the specific cancer they're fighting, so they are better equipped to work with their physician on their personalized treatment plan."

This exclusive event will be held March 12 – 13 at the Hilton El Conquistador Hotel and Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.  For the local business community, the Tucson Symposium will also help spotlight the Southern Arizona region as a strong research hub for bioscience technology.

Watch this video to learn more about Roche's approach to Personalized Healthcare.


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