Targeted Treatments for Breast Cancer

When May 25, 2017 from 09:45 AM to 04:45 PM
Where Manchester
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The course will be presented by Dr Elaine Vickers, Director of Science Communicated Ltd. Elaine delivers dynamic, interactive teaching on the biology of cancer and the mechanism of action of cancer treatments.

Topics

- Introduction to cancer cell biology & genetics

- Concepts relating to drug resistance: the
cancer microenvironment, cancer stem cells, genomic instability, intra-tumoural
heterogeneity

- Faulty genes, proteins, pathways & processes in breast cancer cells

- The theory behind standard treatments:
chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone therapy

- HER2: what it is, what it does and how to block it

- The importance of the PI3K/AKT/mTOR
pathway in breast cancer & new PI3K inhibitors

- The use of PARP inhibitors for BRCA-mutated breast cancer

- Novel targets and treatments e.g. CDK
inhibitors and immunotherapy

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