Free seminar, webinar on breast cancer diagnostics set for Jan. 16

January 9, 2013  

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - Medical professionals, health-care practitioners and the public are invited to a free seminar and online webinar Jan. 16 on the history and future of breast cancer diagnostics, hosted by a company in the Purdue Research Park of Northwest Indiana.

Dr. Anthony Magliocco, chair of the anatomic pathology department at the Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center, and Dr. Elizabeth Hammond, professor of pathology and adjunct professor of internal medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine, will present "Breast Cancer Diagnostics: Present and Future Best Practices" from 11 a.m. to noon CST.

IVDiagnostics LLC is coordinating the live seminar at the Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana, 9800 Connecticut Dr., Crown Point, Ind. The webinar will be broadcast online at

Tom Szczepanski, director of marketing and support systems at IVDiagnostics, said "Breast Cancer Diagnostics: Present and Future Best Practices" is the first in a series of seminars with topics ranging from family health and cancer awareness to molecular medicine that will be held over the next six months at college campuses in Northwest Indiana, including Purdue University Calumet, Valparaiso University, Indiana University Northwest and Purdue University North Central.

"Molecular level diagnostics are important for earlier detection and remediation of metastatic disease," he said. "Clinicians who can determine what is happening inside the body before a solid tumor appears will be able to prescribe molecular level therapy and thus save more lives. This will lead to personalized medicine."

The seminar is open to the public, but space is limited. To reserve a seat, contact Lynette Cieslak at 219-644-3680,

About IVDiagnostics LLC

IVDiagnostics is a biomedical diagnostic company focused on molecular diagnostic tests for circulating tumor cells and other blood-borne diseases. The company's mission is to save lives by providing oncologists and pathologists with better diagnostics tools for monitoring blood-borne diseases.

About Purdue Research Park

Purdue Research Park, with four locations across Indiana, has the largest university-affiliated business incubation complex in the country. The park network is home to about 200 companies that employ 4,000 people and are located in West Lafayette, Indianapolis, Merrillville and New Albany.

Purdue Research Park contact:

Steve Martin, 765-588-3342,


Thomas Szczepanski, 219-801-1269,

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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