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Liquid Biopsies

Bergamo, Italy : 18 - 20 November 2020


This EACR Conference, the second on the topic following a sold-out 2019 edition, will provide a comprehensive overview of liquid biopsies in cancer. It will cover what is already in clinical practice, what is on the horizon for liquid biopsies in cancer patient management and the latest new techniques for high sensitivity profiling of solid tumors in the blood.

This meeting aims to develop our understanding of the potential of liquid biopsies. This includes to support early detection of cancer; as prognostic, pharmacodynamic and predictive biomarkers of treatment efficacy and resistance; and for patient monitoring, including of minimal residual disease for early identification of disease relapse. It will also explore how liquid biopsies can be incorporated in cancer patient management and how implementation of liquid biopsies can change clinical practice.

Topics to be covered

  • From basic discoveries to clinical application using minimally invasive clinical bio-specimens
  • Cell-free DNA fragmentation patterns
  • Early detection and screening
  • Circulating nucleic acids (ctDNA and RNA)
  • Circulating tumor cells
  • Exosomes
  • Patient-derived models (CDX)
  • CTC cultures

Target audience

Translational scientists, biologists, geneticists, clinical chemists, molecular pathologists, oncologists, patient advocates, primary care (GPs), radiologists, clinical and non-clinical trainees, biotech and diagnostic companies, Pharma, bioengineers.

Scientific Programme Committee

  • Alberto Bardelli, Italy (Chair)
  • Carlos Caldas, UK
  • Caroline Dive, UK
  • Evi Lianidou, Greece
  • Nickolas Papadopoulos, USA

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Key dates

Bursary application deadline:
07 September 2020

Abstract submission deadline:
07 September 2020

Registration deadline:
12 October 2020

Above: the beautiful city of Bergamo

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