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The Science of Targeted Cancer Treatments


The Science of Targeted Cancer Treatments

When Jan 31, 2014 from 09:50 AM to 04:50 PM
Where Manchester
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• Describe the mechanism of action of a wide range of

targeted cancer treatments

• Understand much of the jargon and scientific

terminology used in relation to these treatments

• Appreciate some of the challenges in creating new

treatments and testing them in clinical trials

• Understand the promise and limitations of personalized cancer therapy


Key Themes

• Faulty cell communication and other hallmarks of cancer cells as drug targets

• Treatments that target: receptor tyrosine kinases, B-Raf, mTOR, MEK, angiogenesis, HSP9O, hedgehog signalling, PARP etc

• Experimental approaches such as immunotherapy , RNA interference and cancer-killing viruses

• The challenges and changes in clinical trial design

• The use of biomarkers to select patients for trials and treatments for patients


-       £50 for all delegates

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