Lynnette Fernandez-Cuesta presented the RCG initiative at the ISCIII-IARC scientific discussion series about “Research and cancer: the impact of genomics in disease prevention and treatment”. Great opportunity to find common areas of research to start new scientific collaborations.
Nicolas Alcala and Noah Rosenberg report new theoretical results regarding the use and interpretation of population structure statistics. This work is part of a themed issue in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B entitled “Celebrating 50 years since Lewontin’s apportionment of human diversity,” featuring articles about the legacy of Lewontin’s 1972 seminal paper in
Matthieu Foll presented the challenges and opportunities of genomics data sharing in the context of rare cancers in the plenary session of the annual CLARA Forum. Matthieu is also now co-leading the CLARA scientific steering committee pilar “Innovations Technology for Health” together with Prof. Florent Cachin.
Ricardo Blázquez-Encinas, a PhD Student who visited our group for three months, has won the fourth place for oral abstract presentation in the category Basic Science in ENETS Conference 2022, presenting his work done in our lab. Congratulations!
We are proud of finally seeing the Rare Cancers Genomics initiative officialised with the creation of the Rare Cancers Genomics Team in the new IARC-WHO organization, co-led by Matthieu Foll and Lynnette Fernandez-Cuesta.
Congratulations to our talented postdoc Alexandra Sexton-Oates for her amazing talk at the 1st World NET Forum 2022, during the Annual ENETS Conference 2022.
Great experience of Nicolas visiting collaborators Jaehee Kim at the University of Cornell and Noah A Rosenberg at Stanford University! Nicolas and collaborators are developing methods to understand tumor evolution and describe intra-tumor heterogeneity. Nicolas gave a lecture to Stanford graduate students on the mathematics of population structure (available here) and a lecture on cancer
Submission of a theoretical deep learning paper : Mathian E, Liu H, Fernandez-Cuesta L, Samaras D, Foll M, Chen L, HaloAE: An HaloNet based Local Transformer Auto-Encoder for Anomaly Detection and Localization. European Conference on Computer Vision 2022.
The proposed Rare Cancers EPIC Working Group led by Lynnette Fernandez-Cuesta and Matthieu Foll has been approved by the EPIC Steering Committee. We are looking forward to using this Rare Cancers EPIC Working Group as a way to better understand the etiology of neuroendocrine tumors and sarcomas.
Check out our publication in Lung Cancer, entitled “Detection of acquired TERT amplification in addition to predisposing p53 and Rb pathways alterations in EGFR-mutant lung adenocarcinomas transformed into small-cell lung cancers” led by our collaborators Anne Mc Leer and Denis Moro-Sibilot. Full paper can be found here.