Fifth International Symposium
PRIMARY SYSTEMIC TREATMENT IN THE MANAGEMENT OF OPERABLE BREAST CANCER
" Towards the rapid assessement of therapy efficacy "
October 5 - 7, 2013
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
Relazioni Evento 06 - 10 - 2013
Relazioni Evento 07 - 10 - 2013
ALBERTO BOTTINI (Cremona)
DANIELE GENERALI (Cremona)
LUIGI DOGLIOTTI (Turin)
ALFREDO BERRUTI (Brescia)
EDDA SIMONCINI (Brescia)
Via Pagliari, 4 - 26100 Cremona
Tel. 0372 23310 - Fax. 0372 569605