Treatment-emergent neuroendocrine prostate cancer: Clinical relevance and molecular pathogenesis

25 June 2019, 9.45 AM - 25 June 2019, 6.00 PM

The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

One day symposium hosted by the Open University. 

Programme:

  • 9:00-10:00 Registration (tea, coffee, biscuits)

Session 1 : CLINICAL ASPECTS OF TREATMENT-EMERGENT NEUROENDOCRINE PROSTATE CANCER

Session Chair: Dr Sushila Rigas, The Open University

  • 10-10.15 Welcome, Dr Martin Bootman, Director of Research LHCS, The Open University
  • 10.15-11:00 Clinical characterization of treatment-emergent NEPC, Prof Hardev Pandha, Director of Surrey Cancer Centre
  • 11:00-11.30.Therapeutic opportunities for neuroendocrine prostate cancer, Dr Pasquale Rescigno, Institute of Cancer Research, London
  • 11.30-12.30 Panel discussion: treatment-emergent NEPC: a new challenge for clinicians and researchers, Dr Joo-Hee Sir, Cancer Research UK; Dr Mark Eccleston, Volition; Dr Rebecca Mather, Open University
  • 12.30-2.00 Lunch and poster session

Session 2 : MOLECULAR MECHANSISMS OF NEUROENDOCRINE TRANS-DIFFERENTIATION

Session Chair: Dr Mario Colombo, Italian National Cancer Institute

  • 2.00-2.45 The nature of neuroendocrine trans-differentiation: lessons learned from patient-derived xenografts, Prof YZ Wang, BC Cancer Agency, Canada
  • 2.45-3.15 The long non-coding RNA landscape of neuroendocrine prostate cancer, Dr Francesco Crea, The Open University
  • 3.15-3.45 The role of tumour microenvironment in neuroendocrine prostate cancer, Dr Elena Jachetti, Italian National Cancer Institute
  • 4.00-4.30 Feedback opportunity
  • 4.30-6:00 Networking(tea, coffee, biscuits)

Early registration is open; see http://www.open.ac.uk/science/life-health-chemical-sciences/nepc-2019  for instructions.

Contact information

Please address any queries to nepc2019@open.ac.uk

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