Edito 2015

We are pleased to welcome you to Marseille for the fifth Annual Brain Metastases Research and Emerging Therapy Conference.
Last year’s successful edition encouraged us to once again organize this conference. This year, the EORTC Brain Metastases (BM) platform continues its partnership with the RTOG BM task force, the EANS (European Association of Neurosurgical Societies) tumor section board, GRPCMac (Groupe de Recherche sur la Prise en Charge des Métastases) and NCIC Clinical Trial Group (CTG) to foster international collaboration in the field.

This EORTC initiative brings the multidisciplinary approach needed to develop brain metastases projects across several tumor types and disciplines such as breast cancer, lung cancer, melanoma, imaging, pathobiology and radiation oncology. It is expected that this cross-sectional platform will stimulate innovative and insightful research in a collaborative environment and improve the standard of care and methodology of clinical research.
Highlighted topics will cover new pharmalogical approaches in BM and the emerging role of immunotherapy. Actually, cancer immunotherapy clinical trials are critical to bringing new and potentially lifesaving treatments to more patients with more types of cancer, and may represent the greatest hope especially for patients currently facing Brain Metastases.

Together, the EORTC, EANS, GRPCMac, RTOG BM task force and NCIC CTG have decided to jointly organize the “Annual Brain Metastases Research and Emerging Therapy Conference” which will be held under the auspice of the EORTC. The organizing committee hopes that this meeting will provide an exceptional opportunity for you to share your collective expertise ranging from basic science to new treatments in order to facilitate ongoing studies and lay the foundation for future collaborative projects.

Philippe Métellus

Conference Topics

  • Basic and translational research session
  • Parallel academic trial design workshop expert driven session
  • Academic workshop expert feedback and discussion
  • Oral selected abstracts
  • Posters session