February 5th – 6th, 2024
About the meeting
Cancer susceptibility of individuals of different sex is significantly different in many cancer types and across ethnic backgrounds. The role of hormonal and genetic differences in in cancer susceptibility and response to treatment is still poorly understood. To meet this challenge, there is an urgent need to foster interdisciplinary cross-communication efforts and train the next generation of researchers in basic and translational cancer prevention.
This Innovative Training Network (2019-2023) aimed to establish an interdisciplinary PhD program in cancer prevention focused on two key determinants of cancer risk:
- sex hormone signaling and
- chronic inflammation
Researchers from the network have worked effortlessly the last few years to achieve these goals. They uncovered how exogenous factors and genetic influences affect cancer susceptibility, assessed novel chemoprevention approaches by using chemically-developed hormone and inflammation inhibitors, and conducted mechanistic studies to exploit innovative preclinical models developed by the participating labs.
Now that the network is coming to an end, we will celebrate its completion with a two-day symposium entitled “Perspectives in cancer prevention: A look into the future”. It will bring together and foster communication between young researchers and world experts from various disciplines, such as epidemiology, genetics and epigenetics, cellular and molecular biology, and pharmacology. As an integral part of the meeting, we encourage participation from members of the private industry sector, who can provide unique insights into translational applications and possible future developments.
The meeting takes place in the AGORA Cancer Center, Lausanne Switzerland. It will be held over two full days, Monday February 5th and Tuesday February 6th, 2024.
General meeting sessions
Longer talks by invited speakers (40 minutes) are followed by or intermingled with pre-registered shorter talks (15 minutes) by participants, selected from submitted abstracts.
Click here for the main sessions and speakers.
The full program will be online shortly.
Abstract submission deadline: December 15th 2023
Registration Deadline: January 15th 2024