Dear Bioengineering Students,

Bring and your family and friends to enjoy a fun night of science and learn about groundbreaking breast cancer research.

Galileo’s Science Café

October 6th 7:00pm-8:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)

Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA

Attendance to this event is FREE.  Free appetizers and a cash bar available.

Space is limited!  RSVP to attend the October 6th Galileo’s Science Café at


“Personalized Therapy: Offering New Hope for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients”

by Dr. Mariaelena Pierobon

​Precision medicine is transforming cancer therapy om a one-size-fits-all approach to customized patient treatment. Changes within DNA, RNA, and proteins are the underlying cause of cancer and such changes can vary widely across patient populations. By targeting the unique biochemistry of individual tumors, precision medicine provides personalized solutions for each patient.


The SideOut Foundation, a non-profit organization located in Fairfax VA, pioneered the field of personalized treatment for metastatic breast cancer by sponsoring a series of clinical trials in which data collected from each patient’s tumor is used to guide individual treatment selection. Nationwide breast cancer oncologists are working side-by-side with research scientists in the SideOut clinical study to identify genomic and proteomic alterations that are driving tumor growth in each individual patient. The physicians use the molecular information as a roadmap for treatment selection.


I will provide an overview of the SideOut Foundation sponsored trials, the role that our laboratory has played in the delivery of personalized therapy for metastatic breast cancer patients and the tremendous impact precision medicine has on cancer treatment and survival.


Also hear perspective from a patient who participated in the SideOut Trial.


Program Sponsors: ATCC and Prince William County Department of Economic Development



7:00pm-7:15pm-Opening Remarks

7:15pm-7:45pm- Science seminar


8:00pm-8:30pm-Networking Reception



Amy J. Adams
Scientific Outreach and Education Program Manager
George Mason University

Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine

10920 George Mason Circle,
Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research Room 2043, MS1A9

Manassas, VA 20110
Phone:(703) 993-2672; Email: [log in to unmask]

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Claudia Borke

Academic Advisor

Volgenau School of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering

3904 Nguyen Engineering Building, 1J7

4400 University Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: (703) 993-4190

Fax: (703) 993-2077


STUDENTS: Please use your MasonLive e-mail. Include name and G number!