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Upcoming Events

AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics

American Association for Cancer Research

The American Association for Cancer Research is holding a conference on novel cancer therapies, led by renowned researchers and specialists from institutions like the National Cancer Institute and Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. The program includes sessions on a variety of emerging treatments and research, including CAR-T cell therapy, DNA repair, liquid biopsies, and immuno-oncology.

  • When: 10/26/2019 – 10/30/2019
  • Where: Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
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8th Annual New Therapeutics in Oncology: The Road to Personalized Medicine

8th Annual New Therapeutics in Oncology

Cedars-Sinai is hosting its annual conference focused on emerging treatments and cancer drugs for a variety of malignancies. The conference will include speakers on chemoprevention, cancer prevention strategies, cancer immunotherapy, survivorship care strategies and more. Throughout all the presentations, experts will explore and discuss approaches for providing personalized care to patients.

When: 11/1/2019 – 11/2/2019

Where: Beverly Hills, CA

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The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer's (SITC) 34th Annual Meeting

Society for Immunotherapy Annual Meeting

The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer is holding its 34th annual meeting, bringing together doctors and advocates from many disciplines to discuss and share knowledge on strategies for immunotherapy. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear lectures on the most cutting-edge applications of immunotherapy and new clinical trials, network with other doctors and researchers, as well as learn about the latest initiatives in academia.

When: 11/6/2019 – 11/10/2019

Where: National Harbor, MD

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The Diagnostic Error in Medicine 12th Annual International Conference

Diagnostic Error in Medicine 12th Annual Conference

The Diagnostic Error in Medicine 12th Annual International Conference, or DEM2019, is hosted by the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. The annual event will bring together patients, physicians, nurses and more in the medical field to discuss the latest developments in diagnostic techniques and innovate together in improving correct and early diagnosis.

When: 11/10/2019 – 11/13/2019

Where: Washington, D.C.

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15th Annual Personalized Medicine Conference

15th Annual Personalized Medicine Conference

Researchers, oncologists and other healthcare professionals will gather at Harvard Medical School’s 15th Annual Personalized Medicine Conference to discuss the latest breakthroughs in cancer treatment. The event will feature discussions around updates in molecular cancer diagnosis, artificial intelligence for cancer care, digital health applications and more. Some speakers at the conference include experts from the University of Pennsylvania, MD Anderson Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy and the Personalized Medicine Coalition.

When: 11/13/2019 – 11/14/2019

Where: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

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7th State of the Science Cancer Survivorship Research Symposium

MD Anderson Cancer Survivorship Symposium

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is offering a symposium focused on the specific subset of oncology of caring for post-treatment patients. The symposium will consist of lectures, hands-on sessions and a variety of question-and-answer sessions with the goal of improving post-treatment experience for patients and their healthcare team. The symposium is ideal for researchers, advanced practice providers, oncology nurses, social workers and anyone else contributing to a patient’s care into survivorship.

When: 11/15/2019

Where: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

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Cancer Survivorship: Fundamentals for Primary Care

Cancer Survivorship Fundamentals

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is hosting a one-day symposium on caring for cancer survivors. The center notes that more frequently, cancer survivors are being cared for by healthcare professionals who don’t practice in oncology. The symposium will feature doctors from a number of disciplines, including cardiology and behavioral health, and cover the entire spectrum of survivorship. Attendees will learn about the toxicity of treatments like chemotherapy, late- and long-term effects of treatment, the importance of continued screenings and more.

When: 11/15/2019

Where: Zuckerman Research Center, New York, NY

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Perspectives in Thoracic Oncology

Perspectives in Thoracic Oncology

The Perspectives in Thoracic Oncology Conference is taking place for its 24th annual event, focused on updates in lung cancer and thoracic malignancies. Topics for this year’s conference include immunotherapy, insights into screenings, the role of supportive therapy and updates in medical, radiation and surgical oncology. Speakers include oncologists and researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center, University of Chicago Medicine and the Fox Chase Cancer Center, among others.

When: 11/22/2019 – 11/23/2019

Where: Long Beach, CA

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World Vaccine and Immunotherapy Conference West Coast

World Vaccine and Immunotherapy Conference

More than 500 attendees and 200 speakers are expected to attend the World Vaccine and Immunotherapy Conference. The three-day event includes international experts in immunotherapy and personalized cancer vaccines, including speakers from the Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine. The conference will focus on ways to continue revolutionizing immunotherapy with sessions on adjuvant cancer vaccines, immune profiling assays and engaging cancer antibodies.

When: 12/2/2019 – 12/5/2019

Where: San Francisco, CA

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4th Annual Intraoperative Imaging Technologies for Cancer Detection and Treatment

4th Annual Intraoperative Imaging Technologies for Cancer Detection

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is hosting its fourth annual symposium on the progress made in using imaging technology to treat and detect cancer. The day event will feature learning sessions on the latest advancements in imaging technologies and best practices to improve patient outcomes. Attendees can expect lectures and an interactive workshop to receive hands-on experience with the latest imaging methods.

When: 12/6/2019

Where: Zuckerman Research Center, New York, NY

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27th International Conference on Cancer Research and Oncology

27th International Conference on Cancer Research and Oncology

Researchers, pathologists, biomedical engineers, oncologists and more will gather in Barcelona for the 27th International Conference on Cancer Research and Oncology. This year’s theme is focused on “unraveling the enigma of oncology” by sharing research and experience among experts from around the world. The summit will include sessions on updates in cancer treatments, cancer screening and diagnosis, biomarkers, organ-specific cancer, cancer prevention and more.

When: 12/9/2019 – 12/10/2019

Where: Barcelona, Spain

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The 27th Annual World Congress

27th Annual World Congress

One of the largest events focused on integrative healthcare for patients of all ages, the 27th Annual World Congress will focus on a wide array of healthcare initiatives. Attendees can expect sessions on genetics, telemedicine, the importance of lifestyle changes and more. Speakers and experts will provide information on their experiences and share strategies that can be applied to patient care.

When: 12/13/2019 – 12/15/2019

Where: Las Vegas, NV

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Mayo Clinic Radiation Oncology: Current Practice and Future Direction

Mayo Clinic Radiation Oncology Conference

This radiation oncology conference will focus on the latest advances in radiation therapy, including its integration with other treatments like immunotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery. Attendees will participate in lectures, panel discussions and poster sessions, with some options focusing on particular clinical conditions and cancers.

When: 1/6/2020 – 1/10/2020

Where: Kohala Coast, HI

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Sixth AACR-IASLC International Joint Conference

AACR 6th Annual Conference

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) are joining together to host this sixth conference, Lung Cancer Translational Science from the Bench to the Clinic. The conference will bring together physicians, patients and researchers alike to discuss the latest information in lung cancer treatment. Sessions will look into screenings, emerging treatments like immunotherapy, metastasis and more.

When: 1/11/2020 – 1/14/2020

Where: San Diego, CA

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Advances in Liquid Biopsies

Advances in Liquid Biopsies

Co-conference chairs from Stanford University, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and other cancer research institutions will lead discussions around advancements in liquid biopsies and how they can be used in a clinical setting. Participants will learn about genotyping, monitoring advanced disease, molecular resistance and more from international experts in the field.

When: 1/13/2020 – 1/16/2020

Where: Miami, FL

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18th Annual Oncology Update: Advances and Controversies

MD Anderson Cancer 18th Annual Oncology Update

This annual conference will bring together experts from around the world in multiple disciplines, including surgical oncologists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists. The sessions and lectures will focus on novel therapies for different solid tumor cancers, preventive care and screening options. The conference will also include hands-on sessions for attendees to better understand how to develop a multimodal treatment approach for patients at varying stages of cancer.

When: 1/17/2020 – 1/20/2020

Where: Steamboat Springs, CO

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Cancer Epigenetics: New Mechanisms and Therapeutic Opportunities

Cancer Epigenetics

This conference on cancer epigenetics will feature discussions detailing transcriptional dynamics, modifying RNA and chromatin, transcription RNA processing and more. Experts in the field will also lead hands-on learning sessions for cancer mechanisms and human disease models. Attendees will hear from leading researchers in cancer epigenetics from the University of California, the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and the University of Cambridge.

When: 1/26/2020 – 1/30/2020

Where: Keystone, CO

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Linda Molinari Editor in Chief

Linda Molinari has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and advocate for mesothelioma patients and a ban on asbestos.

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Annette Charlevois is a senior paralegal at the law firm of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen, helping patients find medical and legal resources.

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