Join the session TGF-β – an important target in cancer diseases!
More than 30 years after its discovery, Transforming Growth Factor beta (TGF-β) engages cell biologists, immunologist, developmental biologists, and cancer researchers. TGF-β and cancer were linked from the start: Highly aggressive tumors produce huge amounts of TGF-β - which enhances migration and metastasis of tumor cells, mediates angiogenesis and is known as one of the strongest immunosuppressors.
But what about the development of therapeutics against this obvious oncological target?
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News presents
TGF-β – an important target in cancer diseases
followed by an interactive panel discussion at the BIOTECHNICA 2010
Hall 9, Stand B23
Tuesday, 5th of October 2010
3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Speakers & Topics:
Prof. Peter ten Dijke, professor of molecular cell biology at Leiden University, The Netherlands
TGF-β and its role in aggressive cancer diseases
Dr. Piotr Jachimczak, physician and senior scientific advisor at Antisense Pharma, Regensburg
Therapies targeting TGF- β – an overview
PD Dr. Peter Hau, section leader of the neurooncology department, University of Regensburg
Inhibition of TGF- β2 in high-grade glioma patients –results of a clinical Phase IIb study
Dr. Hubert Heinrichs, CMO at Antisense Pharma GmbH, Regensburg, Germany
We are looking forward to welcome you on the 5th of October!
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GEN sponsors a "Discovery Theatre", which features a series of 45-minute panel discussions each led by a moderator. The focus is on the development and application of novel drug discovery tools, techniques, methodologies, strategies, and products.
Since large pharma companies have seen their own new drug pipelines dry up, technology transfer of promising newly discovered compounds from academia and small biotech companies to international drug firms will be a key topic of discussion. A wide range of scientific and technical issues will be explored, including those involving ADME/TOX, assay development, biomarkers, gene expression, microarrays, nanotechnology, PCR, RNAi, next-generation sequencing, cell based assays, lead discovery and validation, and many more.
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