OVERCOMING THE INNATE RESISTANCE OF CANCER TO THERAPY

Trento, Italy, June 26, 2018 – Currently, oncologists and cancer scientists face an abiding problem of major proportion, namely the emergence of resistance of certain cancers-some very common- to any therapy during their course. For some of these tumors, such as melanoma and kidney cancer, immune therapy has shown remarkable effects, but only a small fraction of patients undergo extended therapeutic responses. For prostate cancer patients whose tumors develop anti-androgen therapy resistance, further therapy has largely failed. And for cancers like Glioblastoma, pancreatic cancer, mesothelioma, small cell cancer and chemotherapy and marrow transplant-resistant acute myelogenous leukemia, a pathway to therapeutic success is not yet apparent. The thrust of this meeting will be to explore the molecular and biological sources of historical therapeutic resistance in these cancers and to assess the most promising opportunities for overcoming it.

Ugur Sahin will have a talk about ‘Personalized Cancer Immunotherapy’ on Tuesday June 26 during Session 4 – Therapeutically resistant Melanoma.

Further information is available at the organizer’s website.