Tumorbiology and targeted treatment workshop

Molecular Tumor Biology and Targeted Treatment in Gynaecological Malignancies Workshop

April 7-8, 2017, Leuven, Belgium


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Workshop Background

This 2-day residential workshop will cover the molecular background of the common gynecological cancers, pathways involved in their carcinogenesis, potential targets for individualized treatment but also genetics and evolving therapeutics and their toxicity. Targeted treatments are already used in the clinic and expected to grow since most pharmaceutical companies have several targeted drugs in their pipeline, highlighting the need of good knowledge in clinical practice. Contents will be delivered by clinically oriented, multidisciplinary, plenary lectures.

This workshop also covers 3 parallel practical sessions on tumor immunology, and also interactive case presentations and group discussions.

Main topics: lueven1
•    Cancer genetics
•    Molecular pathways in ovarian cancer
•    Molecular pathways in low-grade ovarian cancer
•    Molecular pathways in endometrial cancer
•    Molecular pathways in cervical cancer
•    Targeting angiogenesis
•    Targeting tyrosinkinases
•    Targeting PARP
•    Immunotherapy in gynecological malignancies
•    Toxicities of immunotherapy and their management
•    Why do studies of targeted treatment fail?


Learning Objectives

The aim of this 2-days workshop is to enhance the attendees´ ability to understand the molecular pathways of gynaecological malignancies. Attendees will also learn about the genetic disposition, potential role of cancer genetics in treatment decisions and counselling of patients. The workshop will review the mechanisms and current evidence of targeted treatment strategies and will help participants to recognise side effects and manage toxicities appropriately.

The workshop will be as interactive as possible allowing sufficient time for group discussions, also including a session where attendees are invited to present case scenarios from their clinical practice.


Application Process

Workshop attendance is limited to 40 participants.

Only applicants who are active ESGO/ENGYO members and who have paid the course fee will be considered for participation.

Paid ESGO/ENYGO membership for 2017 is a mandatory condition for being considered.

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Application deadline:   March 17, 2017

Download the application form

Please note that a short CV is mandatory parts of the application.

Email the completed and signed application form with your CV to: enygo.secretariat@esgomail.org

Only applications sent by email will be considered.

Confirmations will be made on a first-come-first-served basis.

Registration Fee & Travel


For any queries please contact:  enygo.secretariat@esgomail.org


Under the auspices of

KU Leuven and University Hospitals, Leuven, Belgium


Workshop Programme

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Organising team & Faculty

  • Kristina Lindemann, ENYGO EEG member, Oslo University Hospital, Norway
  • David Lindquist, ENYGO EEG member, Umeå University, Sweden
  • Sileny Han, ENYGO NatRep, UZ Leuven, Belgium
  • Ignace B. Vergote, UZ Leuven, Belgium
  • Jonathan Ledermann, ESGO Council member, UCL Cancer Institute, London, UK
  • Eva Lundin, Medical Biosciences, Umeå University, Sweden
  • Oliver Bechter, UZ Leuven, Belgium
  • An Coosemans, UZ Leuven, Belgium
  • Henrica Werner, Haukeland University Hospital, Norway
  • Miriam Mints, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Heidi Lyng, Oslo University Hospital, Norway
  • Sevilay Altintas, University Hospital Antwerp, Belgium

Workshop Venue

University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium