DISSECTING THE TUMOR MICROENVIRONMENT TOOLS FOR ISOLATION AND FLOW ANALYSIS
May 29, 2018 | (9:00AM)
USA (United States of America)
Recent advances in immuno-oncology research have proven the critical role of immune cells in cancer therapy. Deep understanding of the interaction and phenotype of immune and tumor cells within the tumor microenvironment is key to developing future immune-based cancer therapy strategies. However, the most significant challenge to working with solid tumors is the need to dissociate the samples prior to their use in downstream applications such as immunomagnetic enrichment, flow cytometry, and single-cell sequencing. Furthermore, tumor cells can cause background signals and introduce bias to the analysis of immune cells.