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Europe’s membership association for cancer researchers

Making it Personal: Cancer Precision Medicine

Amsterdam, Netherlands : 13 - 16 March 2017

Scientific Programme

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11:00

Registration

Rode Hoed foyer

until 13:00

12:00

Welcome Lunch & Opening of the Trade Exhibition

Rode Hoed foyer & Oosterhuiszaal

13:00

Conference Welcome

Daniel Peeper

Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee

13:10

Keynote Lecture

Chair: Daniel Peeper

Caroline Dive CRUK Manchester Institute, UK

"Liquid biopsies: now and next"

Session 1: Tumour Evolution

Chair: Margaret Frame

13:55

Zlatko Trajanoski Innsbruck Medical University, Austria

"Immunoediting of the cancer genome during tumor progression and checkpoint blockade"

14:25

Julia Boshuizen NKI, Netherlands

Proffered Paper 1: "Early elimination of invasive and multidrug-resistant melanoma by a novel anti-AXL antibody drug conjugate"

14:40

COFFEE BREAK

Rode Hoed foyer

15:15

Keynote Lecture

Chair: Daniel Peeper

Jeffrey Engelman Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, USA

'Title to be announced'

Session 2: Organoids, PDX, CTX, ODX

Chair: Joan Seoane

16:00

Meritxell Huch Gurdon Institute, UK

"Liver organoids for the study of liver biology and disease"

16:30

Nicholas Younger MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine, UK

Proffered Paper 2: "A Combined Computational and Organoid-based Genetic Screening Strategy for the Identification of Novel Drivers of Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma"

16:45

Emile Voest NKI, Netherlands

"Tailoring treatment to the individual patient with metastatic cancer using patient-derived tumor organoids, the TUMOROID and SENSOR initiatives"

17:15

NETWORKING RECEPTION

Rode Hoed foyer and lower balcony

with hot buffet dinner

18:30

Keynote Lecture

Chair: Emile Voest

Hans Clevers Hubrecht Institute, Netherlands

"Lgr5 Stem Cell-based organoids in human disease"

08:30

POSTER VIEWING

Lower balcony

coffee available to purchase from the bar

Session 3: Metabolome Targets

Chair: Maria Sibilia

09:30

Ayelet Erez Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

"The contribution of aminoacids' metabolism to carcinogenesis"

10:00

Eyal Gottlieb Technion Integrated Cancer Center, Israel

"The onco-metabolic role and liabilities of the TCA cycle in cancer"

10:30

Deepti Mathur Mount Sinai, USA

Proffered Paper 3: "PTEN inactivation creates vulnerability to DHODH inhibition"

10:45

COFFEE BREAK

Rode Hoed foyer

Session 4: Influence of the microenvironment

Chair: Caroline Dive

11:15

Margaret Frame Edinburgh CRC, UK

"Cancer cell polarization and immune evasion in the niche; co-regulation by the multitasking Focal Adhesion Kinase"

11:45

Jorrit Enserink Oslo University Hospital, Norway

Proffered Paper 4: "HSP90 Inhibitors Selectively Target FLT3-ITD-driven Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Bypass TKI Resistance"

12:00

Maria Sibilia Medical University of Vienna, Austria

"Cell-specific functions of the EGFR in tumor development"

12:30

Bart Vanhaesebroeck UCL, UK

"Targeting PI 3-kinase delta in haematological malignancies and solid tumours"

13:00

LUNCH & TRADE EXHIBITION

Rode Hoed foyer

13:45

Satellite Symposium - Elite Sponsor

Lecture hall

14:15

POSTER DEFENCE SESSION 1

Lower balcony

Session 5: New Targets

Chair: Emile Voest

15:45

Richard Marais CRUK Manchester Institute, UK

"Precision medicine for melanoma: are we there yet?"

16:15

Joan Seoane Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), Spain

"Tumor microenvironment as a therapeutic target in glioblastoma"

16:45

Elisabeth Chen Sanger Institute, UK

Proffered Paper 5: "An apoptotic priming assay identifies signatures of apoptotic sensitivity and drug response in colorectal cancer cells"

17:00

Lars Zender University Hospital Tübingen, Germany

"Title to be announced"

08:30

POSTER VIEWING

Lower balcony

coffee available to purchase from the bar

Session 6: Combinatorial targeted & immuno approaches

Chair: Richard Marais

09:30

Elena Galvani CRUK Manchester Institute, UK

Proffered Paper 6: "Tumour mutational load does not correlate with response to anti-PD-1 treatment in a mouse model of melanoma"

09:45

Christian Blank NKI, Netherlands

"Combining targeted and immunotherapy in melanoma – why intermittent combination might be the way to go"

10:15

COFFEE BREAK

Rode Hoed foyer

10:45

Daniel Peeper NKI, Netherlands

"Systematic genetic perturbations to reveal therapeutic melanoma vulnerabilities"

11:15

Roger Lo UCLA, USA

"Therapeutic Resistance to MAPK and PD-1 Targeting"

11:45

LUNCH & TRADE EXHIBITION

Rode Hoed foyer

12:30

Satellite Symposium 2 - Elite Sponsor

Lecture hall

13:00

POSTER DEFENCE SESSION 2

Lower balcony

14:30

Round Table Discussions

coffee served at 15:00, session ends at 16:00

This session enables participants and speakers to converse informally in smaller groups. Participants are free to ask any questions they like and to move freely between the tables of different speakers.

19:30

CONFERENCE DINNER

Restaurant-Café In De Waag

Pre-booked optional extra

08:30

Last chance to view posters

Lower balcony

coffee available to purchase from the bar

09:30

Meet the Expert session

Chair: Daniel Peeper

Nuria Lopez-Bigas IRB Barcelona, Spain

Nuria, a biomedical informatics expert, will share from her personal perspective and experiences. There will an opportunity to ask your questions.

Session 7: Implementing Genomics into Clinical Practice

Chair: Christian Blank

10:15

Giorgio Stanta University of Trieste, Italy

"Research in patients' biological material as today's integral part of clinical activity"

10:45

COFFEE BREAK

Rode Hoed foyer

11:15

João Neto NKI, Netherlands

Proffered Paper 7: "Quadruple vertical targeting of an oncogenic pathway as a treatment strategy to prevent drug resistance"

11:30

David Solit MSKCC, USA

"Defining the actionable genome"

12:00

Closing summary

Scientific Programme Committee

Poster Prizes and Meeting Bursaries will be presented by Giorgio Stanta

12:15

LUNCH AND DEPART

Rode Hoed foyer

Key dates

Bursary Application Deadline:
20 January 2017

Abstract Submission Deadline:
20 January 2017

Registration Deadline:
27 February 2017

 

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