BREAST-PREDICT Cancer Week Symposium

BREAST-PREDICT Cancer Week Symposium


BREAST-PREDICT Cancer Week Symposium


19-10-2016 (13:30)


UCD Conway Institute, Dublin

BREAST-PREDICT Cancer Week Symposium

Time & Date

13:30 | 19-10-2016 to 19-10-2016


UCD Conway Institute, Dublin

Type of Event




Cancer Type

Breast cancer

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Event Description

This will feature talks from international guest speakers involved in breast cancer research. The line-up includes:

Prof. Robert Coleman, University of Sheffield
‘Modifying the bone micro-environment – the good, the bad and the irrelevant!’

Prof. Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale, Oslo University Hospital
‘Multilevel molecular analyses in breast cancer: gauging inter- and intra-tumor heterogeneity and elucidating its role in treatment response’


Prof. Klaus Pantel, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)
‘Circulating tumour cells: Biology and Clinical Implications’

Event Story

Approximately 1 in 8 women in Ireland will get breast cancer at some stage in their lifetime. While early diagnosis and improved treatments means that a lot of women with breast cancer now survive, there is currently an unmet need for improved treatments for breast cancers that is better tailored to each individual patient. This is known as personalised medicine. Our vision is that every breast cancer patient in Ireland will have their treatment tailored for their individual cancer.

We aim to do this through BREAST-PREDICT, our Irish Cancer Society funded Collaborative Cancer Research Centre that involves the top experts in breast cancer research nationwide. With patient consent, we aim is to collect information and tumour samples from the majority of breast cancer patients in Ireland, and use these precious samples to understand the effect of previous medications on breast cancer outcome, investigate how the cancer can becomes resistant to therapies; understand how the cancers can spread; and importantly develop and predict new and improved treatments for individual patients.

The BREAST-PREDICT team will be hosting a research symposium during Cancer Week Ireland, with a goal of showcasing some of the international research ongoing in the oncology field.

Event Address

UCD Conway Institute,
University College Dublin, 4,
Dublin, Ireland.

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