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Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases

Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-8790

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Karen Shires

Karen Shires

Division of Haematology, Clinical Laboratory Science, University of Cape Town, SA

Biography
Dr Shires is a molecular biologist, currently in charge of R and D of Molecular Haematology testing for the NHLS/GSH, with a research focus on the development of novel molecular tools to diagnose and monitor minimal residual disease in Multiple Myeloma. This has predominately focused on the use of cancer/testis antigens as biomarkers, which through the use of both flow cytometry and quantitative multiplex PCR are showing promising potential as biomarkers of myeloma.

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