Episode 108: Dr Jeffrey Ross – HER2, Companion Diagnostics, and Foundation Medicine

Today my guest is Pathologist Dr Jeffrey Ross

What we discuss with Dr Ross:

  • How he got started in medicine and pathology, and his thoughts on exposing medical students to pathology
  • His experience during residency of handling a specimen for an estrogen receptor trial
  • How he decided to focus on the HER2/neu gene, and some of his work in that area
  • HER2 testing by IHC and by FISH, and which he thought was better
  • Liquid biopsy, and how it may be used in the future
  • The origin of Foundation Medicine
  • Some of the work that Foundation Medicine does
  • The impact that Foundation Medicine has had on patients, and a few of their stories

Links for this episode:

Health Podcast Network

 LabVine Learning

The ConfLab from LabVine

Dress A Med scrubs

A New Era for Pathologists’ Assistants – Voicebrook Blog


Foundation Medicine

Faculty Profile SUNY Upstate – Dr Jeffrey Ross

A Brief History of Breast Cancer

Comprehensive Genomic Profiling of Carcinoma of Unknown Primary SiteNew Routes to Targeted Therapies


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