The Holst Memorial Lecture and Symposium are organized by Philips Research and the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e). This year’s Holst Lecture, the 41st since 1977, will be given by prof. Caroline Robert MD, PhD. Caroline Robert is University Professor of Dermato-Oncology and head of the Dermatology Unit at the Gustave Roussy Cancer Centre, Villejuif- Paris, France.
Symposium ‘Oncology: from Diagnosis to (Immuno)Therapy’
The treatment of cancer over the past decade has seen considerable progress. Refined surgical techniques allow for more complex tumors to be operated on. Innovative radiation therapy technologies have been developed, which lead to more precise delivery of treatment. Chemotherapies have improved. Imaging plays an increasingly crucial role in oncological care in clinical practice. It is employed in screening to detect disease early. It is furthermore essential in determining the specific type of disease as well as the outlook for the patient, which together largely define treatment choice. Furthermore, in recent years cancer immunology has come to the forefront and has produced several new methods of treating cancer that increase the strength of immune responses against tumors. Immunotherapy stimulates the activities of the patients own immune system or counteract signals produced by cancer cells that suppress immune responses. Four eminent scientists will share their views on developments in their specific field of research, focusing on aspects like imaging, pathology, therapeutic applications and immunology.
Read the complete invite for the Holst Memorial Lecture and Symposium 2017 here or register directly via the website.