BBC Annual Meeting 2020

BBC Annual Meeting 2020
Personalized breast cancer treatments 5

Key information

– Meeting date: November 12-13, 2020
– Location: Due to the current situation the meeting will occur via Zoom only.
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Thursday 12th of November 2020

14.00 – Session 1: Session 1: Immunotherapy (Chair: Markus Ackerknecht and Ana Correia)

  • Basic: Michele De Palma, EPFL, Lausanne:
    Anti-angiogenic cancer immunotherapy
  • Clinic: Heinz Läubli. University Hospital, Basel:
    Cancer immunotherapy by manipulation of tumor-associated glycosylation
  • Industry: Christian Klein, Roche, Zurich:
    Bispecific antibodies and fusion proteins for cancer immunotherapy

15.30 – Coffee break & Poster session

16.00-16.30 – Speed posters: presentation of 10 posters

16.30 – Session 2: Synthetic lethality and BRCAness (Chair: Marcus Vetter and Christian Kurzeder)

  • Basic: Helen Bryart, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield:
    PARP inhibitors – a history of the science behind the drugs and what comes next…
  • Clinic: Andrew Tutt, The Institute of Cancer Research, London:
    Targeting genome instability and the DDR- creating impact when forward meets reverse translation
  • Industry: Either Giorgio Galli / Rui Lopes, Novartis, Basel:
    Functional Epigenomics in Breast Cancer

18.00-18.30 – Break

18.30-20.00 – Dinner and poster session (4 best posters will be selected for a BBC award)
18:30-19.15: Poster Session 1 (poster numbers 1-13)
19.15-20.00: Poster Session 2 (poster numbers 14-26)

Friday 13th of November 2020

9.00 – Session 3: Cutting-edge technologies (Chair: Cinzia Donato and Priska Auf der Mauer)

  • Basic: Gioele La Manno, EPFL, Lausanne:
    RNA velocity on closed manifolds: inferring cell cycle dynamics from single-cell data
  • Clinic: Niklaus Schaefer, Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV): Nuclear Oncology – New Developments

10.00 – Coffee break & Poster session

10.30-10.50 – Round table discussion related to all Sessions (Chair: and speakers from Sessions 1-3)

11.00-11.25 – Talk by patient advocate: Larrisa Aragon, Eupati Switzerland: How to encourage patient agency ? (Chair: Jane Shaw)

11.25-11.30 – BBC awards

11.30-12.30 – Keynote lecture: Gerhard Christofori, Department of Biomedicine, Basel (Chair: M. Bentires-Alj)
EMT and cancer cell plasticity: do they exist and can they be therapeutically exploited?

12.30: Departure