Second International Conference on Translational Research and Pre-Clinical Strategies in Clinical Radio-Oncology - ICTR-2003

Last Modified: March 24, 2002

Conference Dates: March 16-19, 2003
Conference Location: Lugano, Switzerland

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Topics Covered: The conference will deal with the following topics:

  1. Radiobiology and Translational Research
    • Cell cycle and related topics
    • Intra- and intercellular pathways
    • Tumor vasculature
    • Gene expression and therapy
    • Molecular biology
  2. Radiation Physics
    • Advances in treatment technology
    • Requirements for 3-D treatment delivery
    • Perspectives of conformal irradiation treatments
    • Brachytherapy
    • Radiosurgery
    • Organ and tumor motion
    • Models of optimization in treatment planning and delivery
    • Physical and Biological Indices in treatment plan ranking
    • Quality Assurance Programs for new radiotherapy techniques
    • Impact of new imaging techniques on treatment planning
    • Telematics
    • Heavy particle therapy, Hadrontherapy
    • Microbeam probes of cellular radiation response
    • Magnetic field research
  3. Pre-Clinical Strategies
    • Imaging
    • Drug development
    • Therapeutic targets
    • Molecular therapeutics
    • Predictive tests of clinical outcome after radiotherapy
    • Variations in normal tissue sensitivity
    • Cell cycle effects and response to ionizing radiation
    • Oxygen effect and manipulation
    • Overcoming and exploiting hypoxia
    • Photodynamic therapy
    • Biological and chemical modifiers of tumor response to radiotherapy
    • Chemo-radiosensitization: in vitro and in vivo modelling
    • Radiation response and induced radioprotection at low doses: potential clinical application
    • How to apply molecular biology techniques to human cancer studies: from the lab to the clinic
  4. Clinical Perspectives
    • Altered fractionation in radiotherapy
    • Biological response modifiers of cancer therapy
    • Controversial clinical applications of radiotherapy
    • Radio-chemotherapy
    • Bio-mathematical approaches
    • Radio-immuno-therapy (RIT)
    • New irradiation qualities
    • Tumor tissue banks
    • Clinical trials and cell cycle based strategies
    • Clinical trials of ras inhibitors

Other issues linking basic and translational research, which are not listed in this list of topics, will also be taken into consideration by the Scientific Committee. All abstracts will undergo review by international experts in the relevant scientific field.

The deadline for abstract submission and early registration is October 1, 2002.

Abstracts and selected full length papers will be published in regular issues of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology and Physics. The scientific program of the ICTR has been reviewed and approved for Category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. The American Medical Association will approve this educational activity for 23 hours in Category 1 credit.

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Continuing Education: No