14–16 February 2022, Online
IECC 2022: Tumor Microenvironment Heterogeneity in Cancer Progression: Challenge or Opportunity
We are pleased to announce the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Cancers (IECC 2022), entitled “Tumor Microenvironment Heterogeneity in Cancer Progression: Challenge or Opportunity”, held vritually from 14–16 February 2022.
The tumor microenvironment is very complex and composed of tumor cells and a variety of non-tumor cells, including stromal, immune and cancer stem cells, all dispersed in the extracellular matrix. In recent decades, there has been an increased interest in the study and recognition of the importance of each of the mentioned components in cancer. Different cells and the matrix have a crucial role in determining the onset and progression of cancer as well its response to therapies. The tumor microenvironment can also be a reservoir of predictive, diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers and of novel therapeutic targets. This conference aims to promote and advance the coordinated progress in oncology research to foster the development of innovative therapeutic strategies. It will bring together experts in basic, translational and clinical research to discuss the current research and the opportunities and obstacles that lie ahead in the field.
The focus of this conference is the translation of basic science understanding of the tumor microenvironment and its dysregulation in cancer to its therapeutic exploitation. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Models to study tumor heterogeneity and clonality
- Targeted therapies exploiting tumor heterogeneity and components of the microenvironment
- Strategies to unleash the anti-tumor response and overcome intrinsic tumor resistance to therapies
- Clinical studies with tumor heterogeneity and tumor microenvironment-targeted therapies
Participants will have the opportunity to examine, explore and critically engage with issues and advances in these areas. We hope to facilitate discussions and exchange within the community.
Looking forward to receiving your research papers and to welcoming you to this conference!