In Pursuit of a World Without Cancer™

Thank you to all who joined us at the AACR Annual Meeting 2012 conference in Chicago and who participated in our second annual poster contest. You and your peers selected the best scientific posters. Congratulations to the top three winners and we’re looking forward to seeing you in 2013!

AACR 2012 1st Place Poster Contest Winners

Poster Title: Deregulation of promoter methylation of the polo-like kinases in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and other
blood neoplasms
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First Place Poster Contest Winners from:
  • Alejandra Ward
  • Gayathri Sivakumar
  • Caroline Hamm
  • Sindu Kanjeekal
  • John W. Hudson
  • Univ. of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada
  • Windsor Regional Hospital Cancer Centre, Windsor, ON, Canada

1st Place Winners

2nd Place Poster Contest Winners

Mechanistic analysis of the ketogenic diet versus KetoCal® as adjuvant treatments for malignant glioma | View poster


  • Eric C. Woolf
  • Mohammed G. Abdelwahab
  • Kathryn Fenton
  • Phillip Stafford
  • Mark C. Pruel
  • Jong M. Rho
  • Andrew Lynch
  • Adrienne C. Scheck


  • Barrow Neurological Institute
  • Arizona State University
  • University of Calgary
  • Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition

3rd Place Poster Contest Winners

The effect of resveratrol combined with DFMO or DenSpm on MCF-7 breast cancer cells and MCF-10a noncancerous cells | View poster


  • Isabella Benassi
  • Riley Smith
  • KateLyn White
  • Shanna Dennis
  • Niki Nelson
  • Emily Goetz
  • Russ Feirer


  • St. Norbert College

Our Commitment to Cancer Research

As a global biotechnology tools company, we are dedicated to the pursuit of a world without cancer, a primary goal we share with the research and medical community. To accelerate your scientific exploration and make life even better we offer a variety of optimized solutions specific for cancer research.

Quickly find the cancer mutations that matter

  • Single tube, ultra-multiplexed PCR with Ion AmpliSeq™ technology for amplicon resequencing on the Ion Personal Genome Machine™ System. View poster
  • Targeted resequencing of genes frequently mutated in esophageal adenocarcinoma using highly multiplexed Ion Torrent AmpliSeqTM technology and semiconductor sequencing. View poster
  • Cancer biomarker research using castPCR technology. View poster

Discover the Noncoding RNAs that regulate cancer

  • MicroRNA expression profiling in tumorigenic prostate cancer cells and tumor suppressive functions of let-7. View poster
  • High-throughput profiling of miRNA expression in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid using OpenArray® platform for biomarker discovery. View poster
  • MicroRNA expression profiling potential for human breast cancer diagnosis using a bead-based microRNA-specific capturing method. View poster
  • Isolating RNA, DNA and protein from the same sample allows correlation of multiple biomarkers. View poster

Unlock the mysteries of the cancer cell

  • Epigenetic networks in breast cancer. View poster
  • Detecting human circulating endothelial cells using the acoustic focusing cytometer. View poster
  • BacMam-enabled biochemical and cellular assays to assess inhibitors of full-length receptor tyrosine kinases. View poster
  • High-throughput TR-FRET cellular assays for interrogating histone H3 methylation. View poster
  • Next generation cell engineering: the Jump-In cell engineering platform. View poster

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New Life Technologies Products Featured at AACR

  • The FLoid™ Cell Imaging Station is an affordable, user-friendly imaging solution for the quick detection and verification of fluorescently labeled samples. The FLoid™ Cell Imaging Station captures transmitted light and three-color fluorescent images of your cells and samples right at your benchtop.
  • The Ion Proton™ Sequencer is the first benchtop next-generation sequencer to offer fast, affordable human genome and human exome sequencing. Powered by the next generation of semiconductor sequencing technology and offering a similar single-day workflow to the Ion PGM™ Sequencer, the Ion Proton™ Sequencer promises to change the way scientists look at genomics.
  • The Ion AmpliSeq™ Cancer Panel provides a fast-and-easy, cost-effective sequencing workflow for single-tube preparation of amplicon libraries from genomic “hotspot” regions that frequently mutate in human cancer genes. These high-quality libraries are prepared rapidly by PCR with as little as 10 ng of FFPE DNA or genomic DNA.
  • The QuantStudio™ 12K Flex system is a highly flexible, comprehensive real-time PCR platform that leverages the best of Applied Biosystems® real-time technology in a single instrument. The QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real-Time PCR System includes easy-to-change blocks that can accommodate OpenArray® plates, TaqMan® array cards, 384-well, 96-well, and FAST 96-well plates, allowing you to select the format that is right for your project—whether it’s now or in the future—or maximum flexibility and consistency in your research.