25th Biennial Congress of the European Association for Cancer Research

Image removed.Oncology Learning Network features highlights of key presentations and studies from the 25th Biennial Congress of the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR25), which took place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from June 30th to July 3rd, 2018.

The theme of EACR25 was ‘From Fundamental Insight to Rational Cancer Treatment,' which covered the journey of discovery and development ‘from bench to bedside.’ 

 

Glioblastoma Cancer Stem Cells Are a Cellular State, Not Clonal Entities

Results from a recent study pinpoint intrinsic plasticity as the reason behind stem cell–associated, phenotypic heterogeneity in glioblastoma, and significantly affect the development of strategies for targeting cancer stem-like states.

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Visual Model of Colorectal Cancer Progression illustrates Process for Disease 

A direct link has been found between metastasization of colorectal cancer and the loss of dependency on specific niche signals.

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Age an Important Factor in How Patients With Colorectal Cancer Cope With Their Disease

A patient’s age can potentially play a significant role in the efficacy of their coping strategies for dealing with colorectal cancer.

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Sensitive Detection of Circulating Tumor DNA Leads to Effective Liquid Biopsy for Small-Cell Lung Cancer

Results from a recent analysis have established sensitive approaches for detecting circulating tumor DNA in patients with small-cell lung cancer. 

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