Fifth International Symposium

Fifth-International-Symposium

PRIMARY SYSTEMIC TREATMENT IN THE MANAGEMENT OF OPERABLE BREAST CANCER 

" Towards the rapid assessement of therapy efficacy "

October 5 - 7, 2013

PALAZZO TRECCHI 
CREMONA

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

Primary or neoadjuvant chemotherapy is now adopted by an increasing number of clinicians as a part of the multidisciplinary approach of either operable or locally advanced breast cancers. Historically this treatment modality was undertaken with the aim of shrinking the tumours and allowing to increase the conservation of the breast. Today primary chemotherapy is viewed as a means of testing the activity of a therapeutic approach in determining the disease outcome, since it allows a perfect quantifiable evaluation of the chemosensitivity or chemoresistance of any treated case. With respect to adjuvant chemotherapy, results are available quickly, and valuable information can be gathered from proof-of-concept studies involving a relatively small number of patients. 

Primary or neoadjuvant chemotherapy, therefore, is the best model to identify baseline features able to predict which patients may be most likely to benefit or not from cytotoxic treatment. In addition, through the collection of tumor specimens before and after treatment, it is possible to explore the interaction between cytotoxic treatment and tumor biology in vivo in order to understand mechanisms and possibly provide surrogate parameters of treatment efficacy. 
The Symposium will be organized to allow researchers and clinicians to share up-to-date information on state of the art, controversies and perspectives on this fascinating treatment modality.

The U.O.M. Patologia Mammaria - Breast Cancer Unit located within the Azienda “Istituti Ospitalieri di Cremona” has team up with leaders in the field to organise the Fifth International Symposium to highlight and discuss the state of the art and future directions in primary systemic treatment of operable breast cancer.

 

Relazioni Evento 05 - 10 - 2013

ASCO State of the Art - HUDIS

 

Relazioni Evento 06 - 10 - 2013

Best surgical approach for diagnosis, biological evaluation and research - BARRY

Chemotherapy and Cognitive Function in Breast Cancer Patients. The so-called Chemobrain - HERMELINK

MRI Digital Mammography and Sonography - MAKRIS

Multiparametric and multimodality imaging to identify radiological biomarkers for treatment response - JACOBS

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy What Are the Benefits for the Patient and for the Investigator - HAYES

Neoadjuvant Systemic Treatment. The Rosetta Stone for Breast Cancer - GENERALI

Radiotherapy issues after neoadjuvant treatments - HARRIS JAY

RECIST for response (clinical and imaging) in neoadjuvant clinical trials - SEMIGLAZOV

Sentinel node before and after neoadjuvant therapy - KUHN

Surgical decisions before and after treatment - BUCHHOLZ

Which are the intermediate end-points for primary systemic therapy - VON MINCKWITZ

 

 

Relazioni Evento 07 - 10 - 2013

Biological Changes Induced By the Treatment. Influences On Clinical Approach - SYMMANS

Breast Unit. Why a multidisciplinary approach - TINTERRI

Circulating biomarkers for prediction of treatment response - DAIDONE

EUSOMA Guidelines - MANSEL

Intensified CT with stem cell rescue for high-risk primary breast cancer - PEDRAZZOLI

Outlines about pCR in neoadjuvant setting - FOX

RNA Disruption and Drug Response - PRITZKER

The perfect pathology report after neodjuvant therapy - SAPINO

The Relationship Between Pathologic Complete Response and Survival in Breast Cancer - HATZIS

Window of opportunity study to investigate resistance mechanisms to antiangiogenic therapy - HARRIS ADRIAN

 

 


Gold Sponsor

 

 

Silver Sponsor

 

Contributors

 

Planning committee

ALBERTO BOTTINI (Cremona) 

DANIELE GENERALI (Cremona)

LUIGI DOGLIOTTI (Turin)

ALFREDO BERRUTI (Brescia)

EDDA SIMONCINI (Brescia)

 

 

Organizing Secretariat

Over Srl

Via Pagliari, 4 - 26100 Cremona

Tel. 0372 23310 - Fax. 0372 569605

info@overgroup.eu

 

Supports

 

Symposium Location

Palazzo Trecchi
Via S. Trecchi 20 - 26100
Cremona (CR)

 

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