Workshop with Ezio Laconi (Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy) – Cancer and the concept of tumor microenvironment
26 March | 9 h 00 min - 18 h 00 min
Ezio Laconi, Development versus evolution in the pathogenesis of cancer
It is rather surprising that the terms “development” and “evolution” are both used, often interchangeably, to describe the unfolding of carcinogenic process. However, there is increasing awareness on the essential difference in the meaning of these two definitions with reference to neoplastic disease. Evidence will be discussed to suggest that the concepts of development and evolution are both pertinent to describe carcinogenesis; however, they appropriately apply to distinct phases of the multistep process. Such distinction bears important implications for disease analysis and management.
Ezio Laconi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology at the University of Cagliari, Italy. His research focuses on mechanisms of carcinogenesis and liver regenerative medicine.
More about Ezio Laconi here.
This workshop is being organized by the ERC IDEM.
Lucie Laplane (CNRS, IHPST & Institut Gustave Roussy, France) – What is stemness and how does that matter?15 February | 14 h 30 min - 16 h 00 min at Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Rheumatology Service, 12th floor