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Welcome to the European Association for Cancer Research
Europe’s membership association for cancer researchers

Nanotechnology in Cancer: Engineering for Oncology

Cambridge, UK : 12 - 14 September 2019

Scientific Programme

To download and print the programme, use the links below.

12:00

Registration

12:30

welcome lunch

13:30

Conference Welcome

Kostas Kostarelos (SPC Chair)

SESSION 1: EFFECTIVE TRANSPORT OF siRNA, mRNA, CRISPR-Cas9

Chair: Kostas Kostarelos

13:35

The EMBO Keynote Lecture

René Bernards NKI, Netherlands

"A one-two punch model for cancer therapy"

14:20

Michelle Bradbury MSKCC, USA

14:50

Proffered Paper 1

Selected from abstracts

15:05

EXHIBITOR INTRODUCTIONS

60-second intro pitches by each company

15:15

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE

15:45

Olivia Merkel LMU, Germany

"Correlating quantitative tumor accumulation and gene knockdown using SPECT/CT in ovarian cancer"

16:15

Twan Lammers University Hospital Aachen, Germany

"Smart cancer nanomedicine"

16:45

Proffered Paper 2

Selected from abstracts

17:00

Marianne Ashford AstraZeneca, UK

"Developing nanomedicines to enable innovative cancer therapy"

17:30

POSTER SPOTLIGHTS

4 top abstracts presented as 3 minute flash talks

17:45

Networking Reception

including drinks and light food

18:15

Poster Discussion Session 1 & Trade Exhibition

Until 19:45

SESSION 2: DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF EARLY STAGE DISEASE

Chair: Caroline Dive

09:00

Keynote Lecture

Mark Dewhirst Duke Cancer Institute, USA

"Development of a thermolabile liposome for highly selective and enhanced drug delivery - a bench to bedside story"

09:45

Cristianne Rijcken Cristal Therapeutics, the Netherlands

"CriPec® platform and lead product CPC634: principles, nonclinical evaluation and clinical translation”

10:15

Proffered Paper 3

Selected from abstracts

10:30

Proffered Paper 4

Selected from abstracts

10:45

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE

11:15

Naomi Halas Rice University, USA

11:45

Claire Wilhelm Paris Diderot University, France

"Application windows for magnetic hyperthermia, photothermia, and magneto-photo-thermia with magnetic and plasmonic nanoparticles, in cancer treatment"

12:15

POSTER SPOTLIGHTS

4 top abstracts presented as 3 minute flash talks

12:30

INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM

13:00

LUNCH

13:45

POSTER DISCUSSION SESSION 2

SESSION 3: EXOSOMES, PROTEINS & NUCLEIC ACID MARKERS

Chair: Claire Wilhelm

15:15

Keynote Lecture

Molly Stevens Imperial College London, UK

"New materials and bioengineering strategies for cancer"

16:00

Caroline Dive CRUK Manchester Institute, UK

"Liquid biopsies for early detection of lung cancer - nanotechnologists help required!"

16:30

Proffered Paper 5

Selected from abstracts

16:45

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE

17:15

Proffered Paper 6

Selected from abstracts

17:30

Kostas Kostarelos University of Manchester, UK

18:00

Raymond Schiffelers UMC Utrecht, Netherlands

"Delivery of RNA: synthetic nanomedicines versus extracellular vesicles"

19:30

CONFERENCE DINNER

Churchill College Dining Hall

Free tickets are available to all participants.

09:00

Meet the Experts

A chance to ask your questions to a panel of invited speakers. There will be a particular focus on issues of gender in science and career development.

SESSION 4: MORE EFFECTIVE, TARGETED IMMUNOTHERAPY

Chair: Raymond Schiffelers

09:30

Ronit Satchi-Fainaro Tel Aviv University, Israel

"Dendritic cell-targeted nano-vaccines sensitize melanoma to immune checkpoint modulators"

10:00

Proffered Paper 7

Selected from abstracts

10:15

Rakesh Dixit MedImmune, USA

"Safety and pharmacokinetic challenges to the development of nanomedicines"

10:45

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE

11:15

Proffered Paper 8

Selected from abstracts

11:30

Speaker to be confirmed

12:00

Keynote Lecture

David Mooney Harvard University, USA

12:45

Summary & Awards

Scientific Programme Committee

13:00

LUNCH & DEPART

Session at Churchill College. 

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