29th Pezcoller Symposium - Building new bridges between basic and cancer science

Страна: Италия

Город: Trento

Тезисы до: 22.05.2017

Даты: 22.06.17 — 23.06.17

Е-мейл Оргкомитета: [email protected]



The 2017 Pezcoller Symposium will focus on a growing set of observations in the cancer field and their implications for the future. The past decade has witnessed the development and application of groundbreaking technologies that have improved cancer diagnosis, prognosis making, and therapy. As a result, the outlook for cancer patients has brightened. Chief among these new approaches are a strong and productive thrust towards the discovery and development of powerful targeted agents for cancer therapy; the discovery and of development novel, immunologically-directed therapies that have led to extraordinarily positive therapeutic effects in certain cancer patients; and the growing value of deciphering the sequences of cancer genomes and its contribution to the design of more precise and, hence, effective therapy for individual patients. These major advances, notwithstanding, cure still remains elusive, especially for advanced and particularly aggressive cancers. One major reason is that the basic scientific forces that drive cancer development, establish its aggressive and sometimes lethal nature, and wall it off from immunological killing remain incompletely or poorly understood. Thus, without the growth of new, basic cancer science knowledge, frequent cures of most advanced or aggressive cancers will be difficult to achieve. Hence, this Symposium aims to define the limits of our understanding of the basic biology of cancer cells and of the cells of the tumor microenvironment in which cancers arise and proliferate. It will also propose and describe new opportunities for moving beyond these limits. In essence, this meeting has been built upon the premise that ongoing progress in these endeavors will be needed to achieve ever better cancer therapy and prevention.

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