Second World Congress on Controversies in Hematology (COHEM), Barcelona, Spain
The Second World Congress on Controversies in Hematology (COHEM) will take place from 6 to 8 September 2012 in Barcelona, Spain.
Hematological malignancies are cancers that affect blood, bone marrow, and lymph nodes. As the three are intimately connected through the immune system, a disease affecting either one of them will often affect the others. Although lymphoma, for example, is a disease of the lymph nodes, it often spreads to the bone marrow, affecting the blood and occasionally producing a paraprotein. Whilst treatment can sometimes consist of "watchful waiting" or symptomatic treatment (e.g. blood transfusions in MDS), the more aggressive forms of disease require treatment with chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy and - in some cases - a bone marrow transplant.
The conference will discuss the most vital and contentious issues in benign and malignant hematology. It will bring together specialists in hematology, clinicians involved in neutropenias and other marrow failure disorders, basic researchers, biologists, students and anybody interested in this specific branch of hematology.For further information, please visit: