Speaker Profile

M.D., Head, Molecular Diagnostics Section, Laboratory of Pathology, NCI, NIH

Dr. Raffeld received his M.D. from the Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine of the University of Illinois. He completed clinical training in pathology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and at the Hematopathology Section of the Laboratory of Pathology (LP), NCI. He was appointed to the laboratory’s permanent staff in 1989. Dr. Raffeld is responsible for the Laboratory of Pathology’s Molecular Diagnostics Unit. Dr. Raffeld’s research interests are concerned with the molecular pathogenesis of lymphomas and the use of molecular and immunohistochemical markers in lymphoma diagnosis.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2019 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: Due to their potential for severe adverse effects, it is essential to determine at the earliest time possible who is actually benefiting from universal or personalized immunotherapy (predicted via biomarkers like PDL1, MSI and TMB) or whether it needs to be adjusted or stopped. This session will focus on this complementary monitoring strategy.

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