Advancing the field of risk assessment through toxicogenomics

Advancing the field of risk assessment through toxicogenomics

Dr. Ivan Rusyn (Photo courtesy of Rene Reijnders, Maastricht University)

Dr. Ivan Rusyn (Photo courtesy of Rene Reijnders, Maastricht University)

Researchers and regulators from across the world met in May to discuss ways to improve cancer risk assessments and explore new approaches to evaluating chemical safety. Dr. Ivan Rusyn of the UNC SRP was among the scientists present at this meeting, sharing his vision for using toxicogenomics–combining gene expression data and chemical information–to better predict toxicity of drugs and chemicals in humans.

The meeting, Moving Forward in Human Cancer Risk Assessment in the Genomics Era 2.0, was co-sponsored by NIEHS and highlights a global effort to improve cancer risk assessments using innovative modeling techniques and cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Read more about the meeting in the July issue of Environmental Factor.