Beatson International Cancer Conference

In light of the current circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Beatson International Cancer Conference 2020, originally scheduled for 12th-15th July 2020. The rescheduled meeting will take place in July 2021 with the same topic. We are looking forward to announcing the dates and location in the near future.

BICC 2021 - The Cartography of Cancer: Mapping Tumours in 3D

The Beatson International Cancer Conference series is a relaxed and friendly meeting where delegates and invited speakers interact on both a scientific and social basis. We encourage speakers to stay for the duration of the conference to help to ensure this interaction.

Aims of the conference

Much of our understanding about the molecular mechanisms of cancer initiation, progression and spread stems from methods that involve the dissociation of tissue and, unfortunately, the loss of spatial information either within the tumour, or in relation to the tumour microenvironment. Recent technological advances are now making it possible to preserve spatial coordinates and still extract functional molecular information. We can now interrogate cancer genetics, metabolism, microenvironment and immunology in space and time with unprecedented breadth and depth. This is underpinned by emerging technologies to address fundamental questions about the cellular and metabolic rewiring that occurs during tumour development, to get a deeper understanding of how these networks are modified by cancer treatment and ultimately help us perform 'the cartography of cancer'.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the conference administrator,





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