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Genetic Testing

Genetic testing examines your DNA — the chemical database that carries instructions for your body's functions — to reveal changes or alterations in your genes that may cause illness or disease.


Community Education
Eau Claire, WI In Person

Niloy Jewel Samadder, M.D., ill discuss cancer genomics, which is the study of genetic alterations in cancer cells, aiming to understand the underlying causes of cancer and develop targeted therapies. In the realm of cancer research and healthcare, cancer genomics plays a pivotal role in understanding, detecting and treating cancer at various stages.

A reception will follow the event at 8 p.m.

About the presenter

Dr. Niloy J. Samadder is a gastroenterologist with a focus on hereditary cancer syndromes and endoscopic oncology. He directs the high-risk cancer clinic at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, providing genetic consultation and testing to patients with early-onset cancer, rare cancers, and hereditary cancers. He completed his bachelor's degree at McMaster University, followed by his medical degree and residency at the University of Toronto. Dr. Samadder also completed fellowships and a master's degree at the University of Michigan. He is the program leader of Clinomics at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine and a professor of medicine and consultant in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

About the lecture

The Imagine Lecture was inspired by the late Dr. David Winter's relentless pursuit of knowledge, innovation and never being afraid to envision something more, different or better. Its guest lecturers embody those ideals and bring them to life to inspire others.

Contact Brook Berg with questions about this event.

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