Centro de Biologia Molecular e Ambiental

Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology

Cancer therapy: from basic research to clinic

Dates & Venue
May 15 - 26
Departament of Biology, University ofMinho
The course will take place at School of Sciences Auditorium, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar.

Scope of the course
The course aims at giving an overview of cancer therapy, from classical chemotherapy to the development of new targeted therapies (e.g. drug nanodelivery systems). Our course will bring together experts with different basic research backgrounds (Biologists, Chemists, Biochemists, Pharmacists, Physicists) and oncology health professionals (Oncologists, Nutritionists), which will allow an open discussion on cancer research, as well as on current and future oncological treatments and patient care.

Main Topics
Basics of oncology:
• Hallmarks of Cancer
• Basic research in Oncobiology

Cancer Therapy: 
• Classical chemotherapy in different types of cancer focusing in colorectal, breast,melanoma, and brain cancer.
• New generation of cancer targeted therapy: small molecules, antibodies and new drug nanodelivery systems.
• Nutraceuticals for cancer 

The oncological patient:
• The role fo the health professionals in the oncological patient care
• Management of patient adverse reactions to cancer therapy
• Nutrition of the oncological patient

Laboratory classes using cancer research models:
• Tumor tissues and cancer delivered cell lines 
IN-house lecturers
CBMA: Ana Preto, Margarida Casal, Manuela Côrte-Real, 
ICVS/3B's:Fátima Baltazar, Bruno Costa, Sara Granja
Centre of Physics:Elisabete Oliveira, Marlene Lúcio
CEB (Centre of Biological Engineering): Eugénia Nogueira
Invited lecturers
IPATIMUP/I3S, Porto:  Joana Paredes
INEB/I3S, Porto: Maria José Oliveira
Hospital de Braga, Braga: Alexandra Couto
IPO, Porto: Susana Sousa, Paula Ferreira, Cátia Faustino
Hospital de Santo António, Porto: Sara Moreira
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa: Conceição Calhau
Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa: Maria Helena Garcia, Andreia valente



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