Session Detail


Session Title: Novel Approaches for Understanding the Biology of Colorectal Cancer
Session Type: Current Concepts in Organ Site Research
Session Start/End Time: Monday, Apr 07, 2014, 10:30 AM -12:30 PM
Location: Room 11, San Diego Convention Center
CME: CME-Designated
CME/CE Hours: 2
Session Description: Our understanding of the biology and genetics of gastrointestinal cancers, especially colon and rectum cancers is changing rapidly. This session will highlight some of approaches that are being used to study this set of cancers and how these approaches are helping us better understand the biology and develop therapeutic approaches. Our understanding of The role of the microbiome in many biological processes is advancing rapidly and this session will explore the role of the microbiota and their interaction with the genetics in the initiation of colon cancer. Large scale genomic studies are also changing our understanding of the various genetic factors in the progression of colorectal cancers. All of the new information is also allowing new types of clinical trials for treatment of this important cancer type. All of these aspects will be discussed in this session.
Presentations:
Chairperson
Monday, Apr 07, 2014, 10:30 AM -12:30 PM
Raju Kucherlapati. Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Genetic lesions and the microbiota contribute to site-specific development of intestinal polyps
Monday, Apr 07, 2014, 10:30 AM -10:55 AM
Sergio Lira. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Discussion
Monday, Apr 07, 2014, 10:55 AM -11:00 AM
Role of the microbiome in colorectal cancer
Monday, Apr 07, 2014, 11:00 AM -11:25 AM
Christian Jobin. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Discussion
Monday, Apr 07, 2014, 11:25 AM -11:30 AM
NG02: Rational drug combinations to improve anti-EGFR targeted therapies in metastatic colorectal cancer
Monday, Apr 07, 2014, 11:30 AM -11:45 AM
Andrea Bertotti. University of Turin, Turin, Italy
Discussion
Monday, Apr 07, 2014, 11:45 AM -11:50 AM
Genomics of colorectal cancer
Monday, Apr 07, 2014, 11:50 AM -12:15 AM
Raju Kucherlapati. Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Discussion
Monday, Apr 07, 2014, 12:15 AM -12:20 AM
Panel Discussion
Monday, Apr 07, 2014, 12:20 PM -12:30 PM