Perspectives in Cancer Prevention: A look into the Future

February 5th – 6th, 2024
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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. 

Meeting format

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.
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Please indicate whether you would like your abstract to be considered for a short presentation. The organizing committee, in collaboration with other jury members, will select abstracts for short talks.
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