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BioCARE ADVANCED SEMINAR “Cancer Drug Development

November 27, 2012 at 9:50-16:30, Sahlgrens Aula, Sahlgrenska University Hospital (main entrance), Blå stråket 5 , Göteborg

The seminar is open and free of charge, but you need to register. Separate invitation with instructions for registration is sent out by e-mail. Contact Kristin Lindell or Veronica Norell if you not have received the e-mail invitation.


9:50–10:00 Welcome address and information about BioCARE

Professors Göran Stenman and Sven Påhlman


Session 1: Chair: Martin Bergö (GU)

10:00–10:45 Targeting DNA repair as a strategy to kill cancer. Prof. Thomas Helleday, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet

10.45–11.15 Wnt5a signaling as a cancer drug target. Prof. Tommy Andersson, Dept. of Experimental Pathology, LU

11:15–11:45 Immunotherapy in acute leukemia: biomarkers and mechanisms. Prof. Kristoffer Hellstrand, Sahlgrenska Cancer Center, GU

11.45-12:00 Evaluation of a novel RET-selective tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Prof. Per Sunnerhagen, Dept. of Cell and Molecular Biology, GU

12:00–13:00 Lunch

Session 2: Chair: Kristoffer Hellstrand (GU)

13:00–13:45 Targeting cell cycle checkpoints for cancer drug discovery in an academic setting. Dr. Michelle Garrett, The Institue of Cancer Research, London

13:45–14:15 Towards antibody-based targeting of IL1RAP in human leukemia. Prof. Thoas Fioretos, Dept. of Clinical Genetics, LU

14:15–14:45 Immunotherapy of malignant melanoma: recent progress and future challenges. Prof. Rolf Kiessling, Cancer Center Karolinska, Karolinska Institutet

14:45–15:15 Coffee break

Session 3: Chair: Thoas Fioretos (LU)

15:15–16:00 Targeting p53 by small molecules: from lab bench to patients. Prof. Galina Selivanova, MTC, Karolinska Institutet

16:00–16:20 Robust combination targeting of glioblastoma. Doc. Sven Nelander, Sahlgrenska Cancer Center, GU and Rudbeck lab, UU

16:20–16:30 Closing remarks, Professor Göran Stenman

If you have any questions please contact:

Kristin Lindell, Veronica Norell or the director of the Research School Thoas Fioretos

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