The ESMO Symposium on Metastases will focus on the biology of this most lethal hallmark of cancer and the impact of tumor microenvironment on cancer metastases initiation and progression.
Invited speakers will provide an international expertise on the basic science and its clinical translation to practice for lymph node, hematopoietic, brain, lung, liver and bone metastases. Lectures will cover traditional and new concepts in research of metastases, including ectopic homing, dormancy, early colonization and migration.
The program will also cover the biological rationale for new therapeutic strategies, drugs in development, the use of biomarkers and therapy resistance. A special part of the Symposium will be dedicated to the pathophysiology of bone metastases, their prevention, functional imaging, multidisciplinary management and clinical application and integration of bone-targeted treatments.
This course has been listed as one of the deliverables from the EU FP7-funded EurocanPlatform project. For information on EurocanPlatform visit: http://www.eurocanplatform.eu