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

Tracking Cancer: Detection and Monitoring, from Diagnosis to Therapy

Barcelona, Spain : 4 - 6 February 2019

Scientific Programme

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DAY 1 - Early Detection and Monitoring

12:00

REGISTRATION

Until 13:30

12:30

Welcome Lunch

13:30

Conference Welcome

Scientific Programme Committee

13:35

OPENING KEYNOTE LECTURE

Chair: Joan Seoane

Charles Sawyers MSKCC, USA

14:20

Nickolas Papadopoulos Johns Hopkins, USA

"Multi-analyte blood test for the detection of cancer"

14:50

Dennis Lo CUHK, Hong Kong

"Plasma DNA for cancer screening"

15:20

COFFEE BREAK

Chair: Caroline Dive

15:45

Elaine Mardis Nationwide Children's Hospital, USA

"Precision genomics of pediatric CNS cancers"

16:15

Sandra P. Nunes Portuguese Oncology Institute of Porto, Portugal

Proffered Paper 1: "Cell-free DNA methylation of selected genes allows for early detection of the major cancers in women"

16:30

Irena Hudecova CRUK Cambridge Institute, UK

Proffered Paper 2: "Advances in the sensitive detection of circulating tumour DNA"

16:45

Charles Swanton The Francis Crick Institute, UK

"Cancer evolution and immune escape: TRACERx"

17:15

Panel Discussion: "Playing Hide and Seek with Cancer"

The panel of experts will discuss the themes of the day.

Chair: Victoria Aranda

18:00

NETWORKING RECEPTION

Drinks and appetizers will be served.

18:30

POSTER DISCUSSION SESSION 1

Half of the accepted posters will be presented during this session. The EACR Poster Prize winner will be chosen by the judging panel.

20:00

Free evening to enjoy Barcelona

DAY 2 - GUIDING THERAPY

09:00

Publishing Session

Hosted by Victoria Aranda and Markus Elsner from Nature.

09:45

Chair: Charles Swanton

Erik Sahai The Francis Crick Institute, UK

"Imaging clonal dynamics and therapy failure"

10:15

Johanna Joyce University of Lausanne, Switzerland

"Exploring and therapeutically exploiting the tumour microenvironment"

10:45

COFFEE BREAK

Chair: Karin de Visser

11:15

Adriana Sánchez-Danés Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Proffered Paper 3: "Defining the tumour cell population that mediates skin cancer relapse after therapy"

11:30

Nuria Lopez-Bigas IRB Barcelona, Spain

"Biological and clinical relevance of tumor mutations"

12:00

Alberto Bardelli Candiolo Cancer Institute, Italy

"Inactivation of DNA repair to improve immune surveillance and restrict cancer growth"

12:30

Industry Symposium - Elite Sponsor

Raimo Tanzi Menarini Silicon Biosystems, Italy

13:00

LUNCH

13:45

POSTER DISCUSSION SESSION 2

Half of the accepted posters will be presented during this session. The EACR Poster Prize winner will be chosen by the judging panel.

15:15

Keynote Lecture

Chair: Cédric Blanpain

Lillian Siu Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada

"The impact of monitoring tumors in clinical trials"

16:00

Karin de Visser NKI, Netherlands

"The genetic makeup of primary breast tumors dictates pro-metastatic systemic inflammation"

16:30

Clemency Jolly The Francis Crick Institute, UK

Proffered Paper 4: "The evolutionary history of 2,658 cancers"

16:45

COFFEE BREAK

17:15

Roger Esteban-Fabró IDIBAPS, Spain

Proffered Paper 5: "Impact of different aneuploidy profiles on tumor progression and immune features in hepatocellular carcinoma"

17:30

Maria Rescigno Humanitas University, Italy

"The microbiota in colorectal cancer progression"

18:00

Panel Discussion: "Cancer's Neighbours: Bystanders, Friends and Enemies"

The panel of experts will discuss the themes of the day.

Chair: Alberto Bardelli

20:00

Conference Dinner

El Principal del Eixample

Ticketed optional extra.

DAY 3 - Tracking Cancer Cells

Chair: Maria Rescigno

09:00

Cedric Blanpain Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

"Tracking the cancer cell of origin"

09:30

Khalid AbdulJabbar The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK

Proffered Paper 6: "Deep learning the geospatial microenvironmental complexity shaping lung cancer evolution: TRACERx"

09:45

Bauke Ylstra Amsterdam UMC, Netherlands

Proffered Paper 7: "Chromorexis: a novel punctuated amplification signature"

10:00

Joan Seoane VHIO, Spain

"Immunomodulation in embryogenesis and cancer"

10:30

COFFEE BREAK

Chair: Johanna Joyce

11:00

Maria Soengas CNIO, Spain

"Whole-body imaging and targeting of premetastatic niches in 'MetAlert' mouse models"

11:30

Closing Keynote Lecture

Caroline Dive CRUK Manchester Institute, UK

"Circulating tumours cells: how can we maximise their clinical utility as a liquid biopsy?"

12:15

Panel Discussion: "Cancer: where it comes from and where it goes"

The panel of experts will discuss the themes of the day.

Chair: Markus Elsner

12:45

Awards Presentation

Scientific Programme Committee

13:00

Lunch

Finishes at 14:00.

Key dates

Bursary application deadline:
16 November 2018

Abstract submission deadline:
30 November 2018

Registration deadline:
11 January 2019

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