10th International Lung Cancer Congress (More Info)
Description: The purpose of the 10th International Lung Cancer Congress is to update participants on advances in lung cancer, including biology, pathology, staging, individualized therapy, novel agents, and supportive care. The congress will discuss current trends in surgical, radiotherapeutic, and chemotherapeutic approaches to lung cancer and will provide a perspective on clinical data presented at major international oncology meetings. An ongoing focus will be the individualization of therapy based on clinical, histologic, and molecular characteristics. Areas of controversy in lung cancer therapy, including treatment of early-stage and locally advanced disease, testing for molecular markers, and the optimal combination of targeted and cytotoxic agents will be the subject of panel discussions and debates. The congress will also feature presentations on optimizing the application of established targeted agents as well as presentations introducing emerging targeted agents, including mechanisms of action and clinical/preclinical results. A regular feature of the International Lung Cancer Congress is an update of research efforts from major Cooperative Groups in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The format of the meeting will include didactic lectures from internationally renowned leaders, debates and discussions on controversial topics, extensive panel discussions with case scenarios, multidisciplinary tumor boards, and question-and-answer sessions as well as afternoon translational workshops focusing on strategies currently in development for the treatment of lung cancer. This educational program is directed toward medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, thoracic surgeons, and pulmonologists as well as investigators, practitioners, and fellows in training with research interests in lung cancer. No specific skills or knowledge other than a basic training in oncology is required for successful participation in this activity. Nurses, physician assistants, and other individuals interested in the treatment of lung cancer are also invited to attend.
Submitted by: DuaneFowler
Added: Tue Mar 10 2009