October 1 - 4, 2017
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh
Abstract submission deadline: Monday, July 24
Advance registration deadline: Thursday, August 17
Abstract Submission and
Award Application Deadline: Monday, July 24, 2017Advance Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Conference CochairsRobert C. Bast, Jr., The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TexasUrsula A. Matulonis, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MassachusettsAnil K. Sood, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Over the last two years, progress has been made in the treatment of ovarian cancer, but critical unanswered questions remain. For example, some ovarian cancers, specifically high-grade serous ovarian cancers, are particularly susceptible to PARP inhibitors, and as many as 50% of HGSCs have underlying defects in DNA repair. Identification of predictors of PARP inhibitor response and resistance, elucidation of PARP inhibitor resistance mechanisms, and the rationale for combination-therapy strategies to enhance the effectiveness of PARP inhibitors are all important unanswered questions. Other important topics include improvement of early-detection testing and identification of high-risk individuals. In addition, new knowledge has emerged in DNA damage and repair, metabolic changes in ovarian cancer cells and stroma, tumor microenvironment, autophagy, and the genotype and phenotype of rare ovarian cancers. How can we apply this knowledge to more effective control of ovarian cancer?
Join us this October as we present the latest advances in the research and treatment of ovarian cancer and, together, address and discuss critical questions to propel the field forward.