27th PORTO CANCER MEETING
Stemness & Metastasis: Advances in Research and Clinical Translation
20-21 May 2020
In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, the Organizing Committee of the 27th Porto Cancer Meeting is announcing the decision to postpone the event for next year, on May 20-21 2021.
The event will keep the topic, as well as the program and invited speakers. The main objective of this decision is to enable the realization of PCM in its normal face-to-face version, preserving the scientific quality of the meeting, the establishment of scientific collaborations and mainly the safety of its participants and speakers.
It is our great honour to welcome you to Porto for the 27th Edition of Porto Cancer Meeting. This international meeting has been organized since 1990 by Ipatimup and is now anchored on i3S – Institute for Research and Innovation in Health, the largest health research institute in Portugal. This year, the scientific program of the 27th Porto Cancer Meeting will focus on Stemness & Metastasis: Advances in Research and Clinical Translation, focusing on the role that cancer stem cells play in initiation, progression, and resistance to cancer treatment.
Stemness & Metastasis is a major and burning topic in oncology and is of particular relevance when framed on the assumption that tumour cell heterogeneity and plasticity are major barriers to efficient and persistent clinical treatment. Noteworthy, new therapeutic strategies, directed at tumour stem cells and their heterogeneity and plasticity, are having increased application and impact on clinical cancer practice.
As one of the most prominent cancer research events in Portugal aiming to be at the forefront of cancer research, the objective of the 27th edition of the Porto Cancer Meeting is to provide a great environment for discussing and recapitulate the latest advances in our understanding of cancer stem cell biology and the clinical translation of targeting cancer stem cells.
Once more, the Porto Cancer Meeting is bringing together the perspectives from several key players in the field ranging from researchers and pathologists to clinicians. Through its characteristic multidisciplinarity and informal atmosphere, the meeting will create a great environment for discussing the latest developments on topics such as Cancer Cell Heterogeneity and Plasticity, Stemness and Tumor Microenvironment, Invasion, Systemic Dissemination and Metastasis, Cancer Stemness – Translation to the Clinics.
The meeting will include keynote lectures from invited speakers, selected oral communications, two speed-talk sessions and a poster session. These will be held in an informal environment, allowing close and detailed discussions among participants.
We hope you will enjoy a pleasant meeting and have the opportunity to visit the beautiful and exciting city of Porto.
Joana Paredes | Jorge Lima | André Albergaria