Metastatic dormancy

Programme stream(s): Cancer discovery / underpinning research
Programme session type(s): Parallel session

Chair and speaker: Ilaria Malanchi, The Francis Crick Institute
Speaker: Rosandra Kaplan, National Cancer Institute Centre for Cancer Research, USA
Speaker: Roger Gomis, IRB Barcelona

2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Room: Carron

Metastasis is the main cause of death for most cancer patients. While cancer spreading is an early event, metastasis occurs much later during tumour progression and frequently arises several years after primary tumour resection. This still poorly understood phenomenon is known as metastatic dormancy.
Speakers in this session will present advancement in the understanding of the biological mechanism at the bases of metastatic dormancy and metastatic progression.

Participants will learn about an important, yet still largely unknown aspect of tumour progression, the mechanism of metastatic dormancy.