Advances in Circulating Tumor Cells (ACTC)
The ACTC meeting is focused on CTC utilisation in clinical practice by bringing together researchers and clinicians to discuss practical implementation of CTCs and translate much of the excellent basic research in this field into clinical practice. The most prominent and established researchers in the field will present state of the art research on the biology of metastasis and on the technical advancements in the isolation, detection and molecular characterization of CTCs. Latest findings on the clinical applications of CTCs in real time monitoring of systemic anticancer therapies will be discussed. A particular emphasis will be given on the relationship of CTCs to cancer stem cells and the relevance of recent findings for the development and use of new targeted therapies in oncology. Our main objectives, is to organize a meeting where latest research will be presented by prominent and established researchers in the field and which will bring together and stimulate intense discussions between both basic and clinical researchers in the field.