Darwinian evolution and clonal heterogeneity in human cancer–biological and clinical implications

We are delighted to announce a one day symposium on “Darwinian evolution and clonal heterogeneity in human cancer–biological and clinical implications” with Keynote speaker Carlos Caldas. This will take place on Monday 29th October, 2012 at the Fundação Eng. António Almeida, Porto, Portugal for up to 180 participants.

The notion that tumours are ecosystems of clones driven by mutations is not new but has been firmly confirmed with cancer genome sequencing. The biological and clinical implications of tumour heterogeneity will be discussed.

Besides the session featuring the Keynote Speaker’s presentation, this one day symposium will promote work done in the field of cancer and epigenetics by Portuguese researchers. We will focus on:

Methods for identification and profiling epigenetic events in cancer
Cancer models with genetic alterations that affect epigenetic states
Non-mutagenic phenotype plasticity – epithelial-mesenchymal transition and cancer initiating/stem cells

Following the Symposium: Meeting of the Portuguese Division of EACR for all those present that wish to participate in the creation of an “Associação Portuguesa de Investigação em Cancro”
+ show speakers and program
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29 Oct - 29 Oct 2012
Porto
Portugal
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