Radiation and Cancer Biology
EDU 42 - Cancer Stem Cells and Therapeutic Resistance
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Room 007 A/B
Session Type: Educational
1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
1.50 CAMPEP Credits
1.50 MDCB Credits
Cancer stem-like cells contribute to disease progression. There are multiple ways to enrich for these cells and the term cancer stem-like cell is too often used loosely. In this session, we aim to define cancer stem-like cells functionally and review mechanisms of treatment resistance. We will discuss potential therapeutic strategies such as altering radiation schedule and use of targeted agents to better kill the cancer stem-like population.
- Learn how to define cancer stem-like cells.
- Understand some mechanisms by which cancer stem-like cells contribute to disease progression.
- Understand potential therapeutic strategies, including altering radiation schedules, to target cancer stem-like cells.
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Breast cancer stem cells and radiation resistance
Speaker: – MD Anderson Cancer Center
1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
Brain tumor stem cells and the blood tumor barrier
Speaker: – Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Cancer stem cells and adaptations to hypoxia
Speaker: – Cleveland Clinic
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Optimizing Radiation Schedules to Target Cancer Stem-Like Cells
Speaker: – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute