Navigation Links
Emerging therapies with a focus on Asian populations mark the AACR Centennial Conference

SINGAPORE -- To mark its 100th year of advancing cancer research, the American Association for Cancer Research is holding Centennial Conferences in North America, Europe, and Asia. The AACR has teamed with the Genome Institute of Singapore and Singapores Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) to hold the first of these conferences from November 4 to 8 in Singapore: the AACR Centennial Conference on Translational Cancer Medicine: From Technology to Treatment.

The conference will convene cancer research experts, scientists in training, and physicians from academia, industry, and government in Singapore to discuss emerging technologies that will enable the translation of laboratory discoveries into the practice of cancer medicine.

This meeting will foster the necessary dialogue to speed application of breakthrough laboratory discoveries to the practice of medicine. Translational cancer medicine provides the tools to build the connections needed to move practical knowledge from the laboratory to drug development to patient care, said William N. Hait, M.D., Ph.D., president of AACR, co-chairperson of the conference and senior vice president and head, worldwide hematology oncology research and development at Johnson and Johnson. By hosting this meeting in Singapore, not only are we expanding this discussion across international lines, but we are also highlighting the unique strengths of our Singapore colleagues as well as the challenges faced by researchers in response to the needs of Asian patients.

Specific topics will include advanced studies in cancer biology, genomics and molecular targets for future cancer drugs as well as the latest imaging, and high-throughput approaches to cancer detection, diagnosis, and treatment. The meeting will also explore questions specific to the region, such as the constraints and opportunities of cancer care delivery in Asia, and how best to tailor cancer treatment to the genetic profile of tumors found among Asian populations.

The early years of the 21st century no doubt will go down in history as a turning point in our efforts to improve the prevention and treatment of cancer through knowledge gained in the laboratory, said Edison Liu, Ph.D., executive director of the Genome Institute of Singapore, one of the 14 research institutes in the A*STAR collaborative. Translational research has become one of the most exciting areas of science at every major biomedical institution, from Singapore to Boston to London.


Contact: Staci Vernick Goldberg
American Association for Cancer Research

Related medicine news :

1. PCR emerging as a promising technique for Diagnosing Urinary Tuberculosis
2. HIV Virus Emerging Drug Resistant In UK, Prompting Fear Of A Second Epidemic
3. Tamil Nadu Emerging As Model State In Public Health Care: Governor
4. Emerging Therapies for Skin Cancer Treatment
5. Emerging Research Heralds New Era of Breast Cancer Management
6. Emerging from the shadows of Breast Cancer
7. Law Emerging in US for Generic Versions of Biotech Medicine
8. Resistance Already Emerging in First Months of Treatment Despite Viral Load Decline
9. FDA Announces Audio Broadcasts on Emerging Drug Safety Information
10. Nutrient-rich Dairy Beverages an Emerging Market
11. Fire Ants are Emerging Nuisance for Virginians
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... ... American Family Care (AFC), the nation’s leading provider of urgent care and ... Metro Atlanta’s North Point Mall. The clinic is designed to test the concept of ... to operate through Dec. 24. , Holiday Pop-Up Clinic , Official Opening November 27, ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... , ... Cold Shoulder , LLC launched their Pro Vest, the latest version of their ... of $20,000 in under 10 hours. , The campaign, which will continue ... Vest to the market. , The PRO Vest provides consumers with a less expensive, one-size ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... Sir Grout of ... the TrustDale certification. The award recognizes good companies for excellence in service and ... and grout, and hard surface restoration company earned this recognition after a thorough ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... ... Dr. Kevin Day, local family chiropractor in Warsaw , is hosting ... During the Indiana winter months, Vitamin D deficiency can lead to Seasonal Affective ... to help provide the tools needed to combat it this year! , “Stress kills ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... engineer of patented products, announces Fragrance by Marcelle, a cosmetic invention which offers ... Perfume & Fragrance Manufacturing Market in the US is worth $3 billion annually," ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... Connecticut , November 24, 2015 ... of Acadiana has entered into a multi-year agreement ... imaging centers. This investment will provide the Breast Center ... --> Sectra (STO: SECT B) announces that ... agreement to deploy Breast Imaging PACS in its ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Switzerland , November 24, 2015 ... Research of the University of Bern ... Clinical Nutrition of the Bern University Hospital "Inselspital" are ... to develop a novel generation artificial pancreas. Combining a ... insulin for diabetic patients with the unequalled accuracy of ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... 24, 2015  Figure 1, a free mobile-first network ... cases, has launched a new completely redesigned web version ... allows radiologists, who work primarily on a desktop, to ... with its radiologist user base, Figure 1 is hosting ... North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: