CE Topic/Speaker: Dr. Qinghua (Quinne) Feng, “HPV and Oral Cancer Update, Screening, Treatment”. Dr. Feng, FidaLab Team Member, will discuss the screening/detection methods for HPV. The incidence of oral cancer in the US is increasing. Oral cancer cases have increased about 15% in the past three decades and this increase is mainly caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. While oral cancer caused by traditional risk factors such as smoking and alcohol consumption has decreased by 30%, HPV-associated oral cancer has increased by 700%.
CE Start Time: 7PM
Meeting Details: We will discuss the 2018 remaining calendar of meetings and events, new business and old business.
Meeting Start Time: Social 6:00 PM and Meeting 6:30 PM
Cost: ADHA Member - $ 0 Potential Member/Guest - $20
Dr. Feng received her Ph. D. in Molecular Biology/Genetics from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and did her Postdoctoral Fellow at Whitehead Institute/MIT. She worked at the University of Washington for 15 years as a research scientist and faculty member in the Department of Pathology. Dr. Feng has more than 90 peer-reviewed scientific publications, she has also received research funding’s from the National Health Institute and continues to be instrumental in moving the research of salivary diagnostics forward. She is one of the co-founders at Fidalab/Briway Seattle and is recognized for her development of an accurate and sensitive screening assay for oral HPV 16 and 18. Dr. Feng remains a dedicated research scientist, and is passionate about science and how it can improve life and health.
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