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20th International Conference on Cancer and Cancer Therapy will be organized around the theme A Spectrum of Opportunities Towards Cancer and Cancer Therapy.

cancer-summit-2023 is compromised of 21 tracks and 0 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address current issues in cancer-summit-2023

Submit your abstract to any of the mentioned tracks. All related abstracts are accepted.

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Session 01 on Cancer Science

Cancer Science is a dynamic and rapidly evolving field that continues to push the boundaries of knowledge and innovation. Current research in cancer science is focused on several exciting areas that hold tremendous potential for improving our understanding of cancer and developing more effective treatments. Researchers are actively investigating the tumor microenvironment and its interactions with the immune system.

This has paved the way for breakthroughs in immunotherapy, where the body's immune system is harnessed to selectively target and eliminate cancer cells. By enabling early diagnosis and intervention, these advancements have the potential to significantly improve patient outcomes. The current research in Cancer science is paving the way for a future where precision medicine, immunotherapy, early detection, and a comprehensive understanding of cancer risk factors will revolutionize cancer care and ultimately improve patient outcomes.

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Session 02 on Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy, a vital component of cancer treatment, continues to be an active area of research aimed at refining its effectiveness and minimizing its side effects. Current research in chemotherapy encompasses several exciting avenues that hold promise for improving patient outcomes. One area of focus is the development of more targeted and personalized chemotherapy regimens.

Scientists are investigating specific molecular targets on cancer cells and developing drugs that selectively attack these targets, enhancing treatment efficacy while reducing harm to healthy tissues. This approach, known as precision chemotherapy, seeks to tailor treatment to the unique characteristics of each patient's cancer, optimizing the chances of success. Furthermore, efforts are underway to identify predictive biomarkers that can guide treatment selection and predict patient response to chemotherapy.

Current research in chemotherapy aims to refine its effectiveness, minimize side effects, and optimize treatment strategies through precision approaches, combination therapies, innovative drug delivery systems, and supportive care interventions.

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Session 03 on Cancer Genetics and Genomics

Cancer genetics and genomics is a field of study that focuses on understanding the genetic and genomic changes that occur in cancer cells. These changes can lead to the development and progression of cancer, and studying them can provide insights into how cancer develops, how it can be diagnosed, and how it can be treated.

Researchers in cancer genetics and genomics study various aspects of cancer genetics, including mutations in genes that can lead to cancer development, the interaction between genes and environmental factors, and the identification of new targets for cancer therapies.

One important area of cancer genetics and genomics is the study of cancer predisposition genes. These are genes that, when mutated, increase an individual's risk of developing certain types of cancer. By identifying individuals who carry mutations in these genes, doctors can develop screening and prevention strategies to help detect and prevent cancer at an early stage.

Another important area of research in cancer genetics and genomics is the use of genomic sequencing to identify the specific genetic mutations that are driving a patient's cancer. This information can help doctors select the most effective treatments and develop personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique genetic makeup.

Sub Tracks:

  • Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) in Cancer
  • Tumour Heterogeneity and Clonal Evolution
  • On co-genomics
  • Cancer Stem Cells
  • Non-coding RNAs and Cancer

Session 04 on Cancer Immunology:

Cancer Immunology is the medical science that studies the interactions between the immune system and cancer cells. The immune system plays a critical role in detecting and eliminating cancer cells, but cancer cells can evade immune surveillance and grow uncontrollably. Cancer Immunology seeks to understand how the immune system can be activated and harnessed to effectively target and destroy cancer cells.

Research in Cancer Immunology focuses on several areas, including the identification of tumor antigens, the development of cancer vaccines and immunotherapies, and the study of the tumor microenvironment and immune cell infiltrates. Recent advances in Cancer Immunology have led to the development of several FDA-approved immunotherapies, such as immune checkpoint inhibitors and CAR-T cell therapies, that have revolutionized cancer treatment and improved patient outcomes.

Sub Tracks:

  • Cancer Vaccines
  • Immunogenomics
  • Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
  • Preclinical Models
  • Tumor Antigen Discovery

Session 05 on Cancer Nanotechnology

Cancer Nanotechnology is a rapidly evolving field that aims to develop novel nanoscale materials and devices for the diagnosis, imaging, and treatment of cancer. Nanotechnology is the manipulation of materials and devices at the nanoscale level, which is approximately 1 to 100 nanometers in size. This small size allows nanoparticles and nanodevices to interact with biological systems in unique ways, including improved cellular uptake, increased blood circulation time, and enhanced targeting of cancer cells.

In Cancer Nanotechnology, nanoparticles can be designed to selectively target cancer cells, deliver drugs directly to the tumor site, and enhance the efficacy of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Nanoparticles can also be used for imaging and diagnosis, allowing for earlier detection and more accurate characterization of tumors.

Recent research in cancer nanotechnology has focused on developing multifunctional nanoparticles that can perform multiple tasks simultaneously, such as targeting, imaging, and drug delivery. Additionally, researchers are exploring the use of nanoscale devices and systems for cancer therapy, including nanorobots that can selectively destroy cancer cells and nanoscale sensors that can detect and monitor cancer in real time.

Sub Tracks:

  • Biohybrid Nanosystems
  • Nanoparticle-Based Hyperthermia
  • Nanoparticle-Based Photodynamic Therapy
  • Tumor-associated Antigen (TAA) Nanoparticles.
  • Nanoengineered Detection for Cancer

Session 06 on Cancer Detection and Techniques

Cancer detection refers to the process of identifying the presence of cancer cells or tumors in the body through various diagnostic techniques. The goal of cancer detection is to identify cancer at an early stage when treatment is more effective and the chances of a cure are higher.

Sub Tracks:

  • Endoscopy
  • Mass Spectroscopy Pen for Cancer Diagnosis
  • Liquid Biopsy
  • Multispectral Photoacoustic Imaging
  • Circulating Tumor Cell Analysis

Session 07 on Cancer Prognosis and Epidemiology:

Cancer prognosis and epidemiology are two important areas of cancer research that are concerned with predicting the outcome of cancer and understanding the distribution and determinants of cancer in populations.

Cancer prognosis raises the process of predicting the likely course and outcome of a particular cancer, based on various factors such as the type and stage of cancer, the patient's age and overall health, and the response to treatment. Prognosis is an important consideration in cancer treatment, as it can help guide treatment decisions and inform patients and their families about the expected outcomes.

Cancer epidemiology, on the other hand, is the study of the distribution and determinants of cancer in populations, including factors such as environmental exposures, lifestyle choices, genetic predisposition, and socio-economic factors. Epidemiology is used to identify risk factors for cancer and to guide public health interventions aimed at reducing the incidence and mortality of cancer.

Both cancer prognosis and epidemiology are important areas of cancer research that are essential for understanding the causes and outcomes of cancer, as well as for developing new strategies for cancer prevention, detection, and treatment.

Sub Tracks:

  • Prognostic Biomarkers
  • Tumour Staging and Grading
  • Metabolomics
  • Digital Pathology
  • Psychosocial Factors on Prognosis and Epidemiology

Session 08 on Cancer Pathophysiology

Cancer pathophysiology is the study of the underlying physiological changes and processes that occur in cancer cells and how they contribute to the development, progression, and spread of cancer. It involves understanding the mechanisms by which normal cells become transformed into cancer cells, and how cancer cells acquire the ability to evade the immune system, invade surrounding tissues, and metastasize to distant organs.

Cancer pathophysiology also encompasses the study of the tumor microenvironment, including the interactions between cancer cells and their surrounding stromal cells, extracellular matrix, and blood vessels. It involves investigating the molecular pathways that are dysregulated in cancer cells, including mutations in oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes, alterations in DNA repair mechanisms, and aberrant signaling pathways.

The goal of cancer pathophysiology research is to deepen our understanding of the biological mechanisms that drive cancer development and progression, with the ultimate aim of identifying new targets for cancer treatment and developing more effective therapies.

Sub Tracks:

  • Tumor Angiogenesis and Vascular Remodeling
  • Cancer Epigenetics and Chromatin Remodeling
  • Cancer Epitranscriptomics
  • Ganglioside GM3 and Its Role in Cancer
  • Microbiome and Cancer

Session 09 on Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a type of cancer that initiates in the cells of the breast. It occurs when abnormal cells in the breast grow and divide uncontrollably, forming a lump or mass. Breast cancer can develop in both men and women, but it is more common in women.

There are several types of breast cancer, but the most common type is invasive ductal carcinoma, which starts in the milk ducts and spreads to other parts of the breast. Other less common types include invasive lobular carcinoma, inflammatory breast cancer, and Paget's disease of the nipple.

Breast cancer can cause a variety of symptoms, including a lump or thickening in the breast, changes in the shape or size of the breast, nipple discharge, and skin changes around the breast or nipple. However, many people with breast cancer have no symptoms at all.

Early detection is important for successful treatment of breast cancer. Women are advised to perform breast self-exams regularly and to have regular mammograms, particularly as they get older or if they have a family history of breast cancer. Treatment options for breast cancer may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and hormone therapy, depending on the type and stage of the cancer.

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Session 10 on Paediatric Cancer

Pediatric cancer develops in children and young adults. It is a relatively rare disease, with about 15,000 new cases diagnosed in the United States each year. The most common types of pediatric cancer include leukemia, brain tumors, and lymphoma, but there are many other types that can occur.

Pediatric cancer is different from adult cancer in several ways. Children's bodies are still developing, so their cells may respond differently to cancer treatments than adult cells. Additionally, children may experience different side effects from cancer treatments, and they may require specialized care to manage these side effects.

The causes of pediatric cancer are not fully understood, but researchers believe that genetic and environmental factors may play a role. Some genetic conditions, such as Down syndrome and Li-Fraumeni syndrome, are associated with an increased risk of pediatric cancer.

Sub Tracks:

  • Wilms Tumour
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Medulloblastoma

Session 11 on Gynaecologic and Prostate Cancer

Gynaecologic cancer develops in a woman's reproductive system, including the cervix, ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, and vagina. These types of cancer can affect women of all ages and can have a significant impact on a woman's physical and emotional health.

Some common symptoms of gynecologic cancer include abnormal vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain or pressure, vaginal discharge, and changes in bowel or bladder habits. However, many women with gynecologic cancer do not experience any symptoms, which is why regular screenings and check-ups are important for early detection.

Prostate cancer develops in the prostate gland, which is a part of the male reproductive system. Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men, and it can develop slowly or quickly depending on the individual case. Symptoms of prostate cancer can include difficulty urinating, decreased urine flow, blood in the urine or semen, and erectile dysfunction.

Treatment options for gynecologic and prostate cancer depend on the type and stage of the cancer, as well as the patient's overall health and other individual factors. Treatment options may include surgery, radiotherapychemotherapy, hormone therapy, or targeted therapy. It is important for patients to work closely with their healthcare team to determine the best treatment plan for their individual cases.

Sub Tracks:

  • Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
  • Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Session 12 on Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer

Oral and Oropharyngeal cancer are types of cancer that affect the mouth and throat. Oral cancer typically affects the lips, tongue, cheeks, and gums, while oropharyngeal cancer affects the middle part of the throat, including the tonsils and base of the tongue.

These types of cancer are often linked to lifestyle factors such as tobacco and alcohol use, as well as exposure to the human papillomavirus (HPV). Symptoms may include persistent mouth or throat pain, difficulty swallowing or speaking, a lump or sore that doesn't heal, or changes in the appearance of the mouth or throat.

Diagnosis typically involves a physical exam, biopsy, and imaging tests such as CT or MRI scans. Treatment options may include surgery, radiotherapychemotherapy, or a combination of these approaches, depending on the stage and location of the cancer.

Early detection is important for the successful treatment of oral and oropharyngeal cancer, and regular dental check-ups and screenings can help identify potential problems. Reducing or eliminating tobacco and alcohol use and practicing safe sex to reduce the risk of HPV infection can also help lower the risk of developing these types of cancer.

Sub Tracks:

  • Minor Salivary Gland Carcinomas.
  • Verrucous Carcinoma
  • Symptoms of Oral Cancer
  • Treatment for Oral Cancer
  • Tonsils Cancer

Session 13 on Blood Cancer

Blood Cancer, also known as hematologic cancer, is a type of cancer that affects the blood, bone marrow, and lymphatic system. Bone marrow is a soft, spongy tissue found inside the bones, where blood cells are produced. In blood cancer, there is an abnormal growth of blood cells or when the blood cells do not function normally, which can affect the bone marrow.

Leukaemia is a type of blood cancer that affects the white blood cells. It occurs when the bone marrow produces too many abnormal white blood cells, which can prevent the production of healthy red blood cells and platelets. The abnormal white blood cells also do not function properly and can accumulate in various organs, causing damage.

Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that affects the lymphatic system, which is a network of vessels and organs that help to fight infections. It occurs when abnormal lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, grow out of control and form tumors in the lymph nodes or other parts of the body. The tumors can affect the bone marrow and interfere with the production of blood cells.

Myeloma is a type of blood cancer that affects the plasma cells, which are a type of white blood cell that produces antibodies. It occurs when abnormal plasma cells accumulate in the bone marrow and form tumors, which can cause bone pain and fractures.

Bone marrow plays a critical role in the development of healthy blood cells. In blood cancer, the abnormal growth of blood cells can interfere with the production of normal blood cells, which can lead to a range of symptoms and complications. Treatment options for blood cancer may include chemotherapyradiotherapy, targeted therapy, or stem cell transplantation, which aims to destroy the abnormal blood cells and restore the normal functioning of the bone marrow.

Sub Tracks:

  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
  • Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN)
  • Hodgkin's and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Hairy Cell Leukaemia

Session 14 on Role of AI in Cancer

The role of AI in cancer is becoming increasingly important as technology advances. AI has the potential to revolutionize cancer detection, diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring, improving patient outcomes and saving lives.

Here are a few ways in which AI is being used in Cancer:

Early detection: AI can analyze large amounts of data from medical images, such as mammograms or CT scans, to identify abnormalities that might indicate cancer. This can lead to earlier detection and treatment when cancer is more easily treatable.

Diagnosis: AI can assist pathologists and radiologists in diagnosing cancer by analyzing tissue samples and medical images, providing more accurate and efficient diagnoses.

Treatment planning: AI can help oncologists develop personalized treatment plans for cancer patients, based on the patient's genetic makeup and medical history, as well as data from previous cases.

Monitoring treatment: AI can analyze patient data, such as lab results and medical images, to monitor the effectiveness of cancer treatments and make adjustments as needed.

Drug discovery: AI can help identify new cancer treatments by analyzing large amounts of data from drug trials, scientific publications, and genetic data.

Sub Tracks:

  • Radiomics and Radio Genomics
  • Robotic Oncology
  • Predictive Modelling
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Image-Guided Surgery

Session 15 on Palliative Care in Cancer

Palliative care is a specialized approach to caring for individuals with serious illnesses, including cancer, with the goal of improving their quality of life. Palliative care is provided by a team of healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, social workers, and chaplains, who work together to address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patient and their family.

In cancer care, palliative care is often provided alongside curative treatment, with the aim of managing symptoms and improving quality of life throughout the treatment process. Palliative care can include pain management, symptom control, emotional and spiritual support, and assistance with end-of-life planning.

Palliative care can also be provided to patients who have advanced or terminal cancer, with the goal of ensuring that they are as comfortable and supported as possible during their final months of life. This may include pain management, symptom control, and counseling for the patient and their family.

Sub Tracks:

  • Pain Management Techniques in Palliative Care for Cancer Patients
  • Ethical Considerations in Palliative Care for Cancer Patients
  • Spiritual Care and Psychological Support in Palliative Care for Cancer Patients
  • Advanced Care Planning and End-of-Life Decision-Making in Cancer Patients
  • Lifestyle and Nutrition in Cancer Care

Session 16 on Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology which deals with the use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. It involves the use of ionizing radiation, such as X-rays and gamma rays, to kill cancer cells or prevent them from growing and dividing.

The radiation used in radiation oncology is delivered by a machine called a linear accelerator, or linac, which generates high-energy X-rays or electrons. The radiation can also be delivered using radioactive implants, such as brachytherapy, or through a radioactive source that is placed on or near the tumor site.

Radiation Oncology is used to treat a variety of cancers, including breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and brain tumors. It can also be used in combination with other cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and surgery, to provide a more comprehensive approach to cancer care.

During Radiation Oncology treatment, the radiation is carefully targeted to the cancerous cells in order to minimize damage to healthy cells and tissues. The treatment is typically administered over a period of several weeks, with patients receiving small doses of radiation each day.

Side effects of Radiation Oncology can include fatigue, skin irritation, and nausea, among others. However, these side effects are usually temporary and can be managed with medication or other supportive therapies.

Sub Tracks:

  • Radiotherapy Techniques
  • Radiosensitizers
  • Brachytherapy
  • Radio Biomarkers
  • Radioprotection

Session 17 on Surgical Oncology

Surgical oncology is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on the surgical management of cancer. Surgeons who specialize in this field are known as surgical oncologists. They work closely with other members of a cancer treatment team, such as medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and pathologists, to provide comprehensive care for cancer patients.

Surgical oncologists perform various types of cancer surgeries, such as biopsies, tumor removals, lymph node dissections, and reconstructive surgeries. They use various techniques to minimize the impact of surgery on a patient's quality of life, such as minimally invasive surgery, which uses small incisions and advanced technology to remove cancerous tissue with less damage to healthy tissue.

Surgical oncologists also play an important role in the diagnosis and staging of cancer, as they often perform biopsies and other diagnostic procedures to determine the extent and characteristics of a patient's cancer. They may also be involved in clinical trials to test new surgical techniques or treatments for cancer.

Surgical oncology is an important component of cancer care, and surgical oncologists play a critical role in the management and treatment of cancer patients.

Sub Tracks:

  • Robotic Surgery
  • Precision Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Reconstruction Surgery

Session 18 on Neuro-Oncology

Neurooncology is a subspecialty of oncology that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of tumors affecting the brain and nervous system. These tumors can be cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign) and can occur at any age, although some types are more common in children or adults.

The field of neurooncology is interdisciplinary and involves collaboration between neurologists, neurosurgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other specialists to provide comprehensive care for patients with brain and nervous system tumors. Treatment options for neurooncology may include surgery, radiotherapychemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, or a combination of these modalities.

Some common types of brain and nervous system tumors include gliomas, meningiomas, pituitary tumors, acoustic neuromas, and medulloblastomas. Neurooncologists may also treat tumors that have spread from other parts of the body to the brain or spinal cord (metastatic tumors).

Due to the complexity of the nervous system and the potential risks associated with treatment, neurooncology requires specialized training and expertise. Neurooncologists must be skilled in the diagnosis and management of brain and nervous system tumors, as well as in the management of neurological complications that may arise during treatment.

Sub Tracks:

  • Neuroimaging
  • Paediatric Neuro-Oncology
  • Neuro-Oncology Nursing
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Brain Metastases

Session 19 on Dermatologic Cancer

Dermatologic cancer, also known as skin cancer, is a type of cancer that affects the skin. It is one of the most common types of cancer, with over a million cases diagnosed each year in the United States alone.

There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the most common types and are typically caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning beds. Melanoma is a less common but more dangerous type of skin cancer that can spread to other parts of the body if not detected and treated early.

The diagnosis of dermatologic cancer typically involves a skin biopsy, where a sample of skin tissue is taken and examined under a microscope for signs of cancer. Treatment for dermatologic cancer varies depending on the type, stage, and location of the cancer, but may include surgery, radiotherapychemotherapy, and immunotherapy.

Prevention of skin cancer involves protecting the skin from exposure to UV radiation by wearing protective clothing, using sunscreen with a high SPF, and avoiding tanning beds. Early detection and treatment are also important for improving outcomes for patients with skin cancer.

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Session 20 on Cancer in Gastrointestinal Tract

Cancer in the gastrointestinal tract refers to cancers that occur in the digestive system, which includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, anus, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. These cancers may develop from the cells that line the digestive system or from the glands or tissues within the digestive system.

Symptoms of gastrointestinal tract cancer may include abdominal pain, changes in bowel habits, nausea and vomiting, unexplained weight loss, and blood in the stool. Diagnosis typically involves imaging tests, such as CT scans and MRIs, as well as endoscopic procedures, such as colonoscopy or upper endoscopy, which allow doctors to visualize the inside of the digestive system and take tissue samples for biopsy.

Treatment for gastrointestinal tract cancer depends on the type and stage of cancer, as well as the location and extent of the tumour. Treatment options may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy. In some cases, a combination of treatments may be used.

Gastrointestinal tract cancer can be a serious and life-threatening condition, but early detection and prompt treatment can improve outcomes. Regular screening for certain types of gastrointestinal tract cancers, such as colon cancer, is recommended for individuals at increased risk.

Sub Tracks:

  • Gut Microbiota Implications in Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumours
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours
  • Anal Cancer

Session 21 on Types and Stages of Cancer

Cancer is a complex and varied disease that can affect different parts of the body in different ways. To help diagnose and treat cancer, doctors use a system of classification based on two main factors: the type of cancer and the stage of the cancer.

Types of cancer refer to the specific part of the body where the cancer first develops and the type of cells that make up the cancer. There are many different types of cancer, including breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancerskin cancer, and many others.

Stages of cancer refer to how far the cancer has progressed and how much it has spread from its original location. There are several different staging systems used for different types of cancer, but they generally follow a similar format. The stages are typically numbered from 0 to IV, with higher numbers indicating more advanced disease. The stages are determined based on factors such as the size of the tumor, whether it has spread to nearby lymph nodes, and whether it has spread to other parts of the body.

Understanding the type and stage of cancer is crucial in determining the most appropriate treatment options and predicting the outcome of the disease. It is important to work closely with a healthcare team to develop a personalized treatment plan based on individual factors such as age, overall health, and the characteristics of the cancer itself.

Sub Tracks:

  • Lung and Thyroid Cancer
  • Molecular Classification of Cancer
  • Metastasis
  • Causes and Prevention of Cancer
  • Warning Signs of Cancer
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