Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Lurie Cancer Center Professional Education Events

5th Annual Lurie Cancer Center OncoSET Symposium: The Promise (and Pitfalls) of Liquid Biopsy

On Friday, April 28, the OncoSET Symposium will provide healthcare professionals with state-of-the-art information related to significant advances in precision medicine in oncology and the evolving standard of personalized cancer care. The program will focus on the use of genomic technologies in both tissue and blood analysis. The meeting will provide the opportunity to learn about the steps to filter, evaluate and apply this knowledge to determine the most effective course of treatment for each patient. Symposium participants will discover new approaches to personalized cancer therapy based on current research and patient-specific genetic patterns. In addition, participants will learn strategies for translating advances in precision medicine to their clinical practice.

2023 Presentation Slides

Event Details

Friday, April 28, 2023

8:30 a.m. - 4:05 p.m.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 East Huron
Feinberg Pavilion, 3rd floor conference center


This event will take place in person.  There is no virtual option.

Keynote Speaker

Lillian Siu
Lillian L. Siu, MD, FRCPC

Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Toronto, Canada

Confirmed Faculty

Christopher George, MD
Lurie Cancer Center

Amir Goldkorn, MD
Keck School of Medicine at USC

Jochen Lorch, MD
Lurie Cancer Center

Jyoti Patel, MD
Lurie Cancer Center

Colin Pritchard, MD, PhD
University of Washington Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine

Pedram Razavi, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dean Tsarwhas, MD
Lurie Cancer Center

Erica Vormittag-Nocito, MD
Lurie Cancer Center


Conference Fees

Lurie Cancer Center Affiliate Rates
Affiliates include Northwestern University, Northwestern Medicine, Lurie Children's, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and Jesse Brown VA.
  Student, Fellow or Resident Complimentary
  Nurse or Allied Health Professional $25
  Research Staff $25
  Faculty and/or Physician $50
General Rates
  Student, Fellow or Resident Complimentary
  Nurse or Allied Health Professional $50
  Research Staff $50
  Faculty and/or Physician $75
  Industry Representative $250

All participants must register in advance to receive connection information.

Conference Chair

David VanderWeele, MD, PhD
Lurie Cancer Center

Accreditation Information

Target Audience

This activity is intended for healthcare professionals involved in the treatment and care of patients with advanced or refractory cancers for whom precision medicine can help guide treatment choices. This includes medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, other translational-oriented laboratory scientists, nurses, pharmacists, genetic counselors, and physician assistants.


  1.  Review and compare technical aspects of various cell free DNA assays for the evaluation of solid tumors.
  2. Discuss the emerging role of minimal residual disease assays and their implementation in the clinic.
  3. Discuss potential limitations of cell free DNA and Minimal Residual Disease assays.

Accreditation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credits

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Center accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Faculty Disclosure

Current guidelines state that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation of financial interest that may affect the speaker's presentation. Each speaker has been requested to complete a faculty disclosure form. The names of faculty members declaring a relationship or who will be discussing off-label usage will be indicated in the course syllabus.

Additional Information

For additional information about the event, please contact us at or 312-503-7809.

See also the OncoSET Precision Medicine webpage.