ISPO

Overview of Predictive Oncology & Intervention Strategies

Program Objectives

  • deliver a multidisciplinary program on predictive and preventive oncology
  • elucidate the fundamental biomolecular basis of oncogenesis and indicators of cancer development for prevention and intervention strategies
  • foster cooperation among universities, research institutes, and small and large industrial enterprises engaged in the transfer of biotechnology and biomedicine

Program Scope

The plenary program and symposia are devoted to:

  • environmental and dietary influences
  • genotoxic exposures
  • immune disorders and therapy
  • metabolic changes
  • multistep carcinogenesis
  • novel molecular therapies
  • predictive and prognostic markers
  • risk assessment
  • stem cell biology and transplantation

Discussions concentrate on:

  • cancer genomics and proteomics
  • chemoprevention
  • genomic instability
  • molecular basis of oncogenesis
  • molecular markers of adjacent and distant cancer
  • pathology of occult precursor and early lesions
  • preneoplastic lesions
  • public health measures

Presentations

  • 48 plenary overview lectures
  • 24 special symposia focused on translational research-based oncology
  • symposia of proferred papers

All presentations include a poster display.

Poster Awards

Posters will be judged daily and the best communications will be honored.

Travel Grants

Graduate or medical students, fellows, and physicians-in-training may compete for a limited number of travel grants intended to defray expenses.

Participation

Attendance will be valuable to:

  • experimental oncologists
  • molecular oncologists
  • clinical oncologists
  • those engaged in basic and applied sciences including
    • biochemistry
    • biology
    • toxicology
    • pathology
    • immunology
    • virology
    • biomedical technologies
    • public health
    • translational research