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Workshop on drug resistance in ovarian cancer, Modena, Italy

A workshop entitled 'Drug resistance in ovarian cancer: biomarkers and treatments' will take place from 19 to 20 February 2009 in Modena, Italy.

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cause of death from cancer, and the most common cause of death from gynaecologic cancer in ...

19 February 2009 - 19 February 2009
Italy

A workshop entitled 'Drug resistance in ovarian cancer: biomarkers and treatments' will take place from 19 to 20 February 2009 in Modena, Italy.

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cause of death from cancer, and the most common cause of death from gynaecologic cancer in women of all ages in the Western world. Efforts to improve survival continue to focus on the development of more effective systemic therapies, identification of biomarkers for early diagnosis, improving drug efficacy and countering drug resistance. New and higher-quality therapies are on the horizon. However, research efforts in the field are fragmented and require better coordination.

The workshop is intended to highlight the need to establish links between the different disciplines pursuing the common aim of identifying a compact strategy to combat ovarian cancer.

The event is organised by two EU-funded projects focused on ovarian cancer, LIGHTS ('Ligands to interfere with human thymidylate synthase') and OVCAD ('Ovarian cancer - diagnosing a silent killer').For further information, please visit:
http://www.ovariancancer.unimore.it/