Organised by Institut Paoli-Calmettes and supported by Canceropôle Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, PCHM 2020 will take place on 16th & 17th January 2020 at the Palais du Pharo, Marseille.
This will be the second international event on pancreatic cancer in Marseille. Pancreatic cancer is the 12th most commonly occurring cancer in men and the 11th most commonly occurring cancer in women. Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival of all cancers in Europe.
Responsible for over 95,000 EU deaths every year, the median survival time at the point of diagnosis is just 4.6 months, with patients losing 98% of their healthy life expectancy. Often referred to as ‘the silent killer’, symptoms can be hard to identify, thus making it difficult to diagnose the disease early which is essential for life-saving surgery. There were 460,000 new cases in 2018.
We have selected topics that translational and clinical pancreatic cancer research and therapy, including sessions on diagnostics, screening and therapy that have the potential to directly impact survival rates. Other topics that will be presented include genetic testing, immunology and immunotherapy, management of local disease, metabolism and metabolomics, precision medicine, signaling and oncogenes, and the tumor microenvironment. This meeting should be interactive with the participants, sessions as “meet the experts” and poster presentations are scheduled.