Authors: Jade Parker, Editor
We recently attended the 25th Biennial Congress of the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR, 30th June – 3rd July, Amsterdam, Netherlands) and had the honor of speaking with the EACR President and Conference Chair Anton Berns (Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam). In this conference report, find out Anton key talks and highlights from the congress.
One of the key presentations of the congress came from Charles Swanton from The Francis Crick Institute (London, UK). His talk explored the TRACERx (TRAcking Cancer Evolution through therapy (Rx) lung study and cancer evolution. The TRACERx study aims to uncover mechanisms of cancer evolution by analyzing the intratumour heterogeneity in lung tumors from approximately 850 patients and tracks its evolutionary trajectory from diagnosis through to relapse. It is hoped that the study will enable researchers to define how intratumour heterogeneity impacts upon cancer immunity throughout tumor evolution and therapy.