Thu 28th September - Sat 30th September 2017
The rapid progress of sequencing technology in recent years has enabled us to decode cancer genomics and epigenomics at the highest resolution, and revealed the hierarchical organization of cancer tissues with a wide diversity of cells in genetic and epigenetic alterations. Cancer tissues are composed of not only cancer cells, but also other cellular components, including fibroblastic cells, endothelial cells of blood and lymphatic vessels and immune cells. These complex environments in cancer tissues are indispensable for cancer cell survival and progression. Drastic therapeutic outcome of immune checkpoint inhibitors in a substantial fraction of patients has totally changed the understanding of properties of cancer cells and their microenvironments.
In light of the importance of various types of cancer networks, we have created a program for the 76th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Cancer Association under the main theme “Prevention and Cure of Cancer through Understanding of the Networks”. Taking this opportunity, we would like to seriously discuss the subjects in detail with the participants on the future direction of cancer research in Japan and its social application.
Yokohama , Japan
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