Frontiers in Precision Medicine Gynaecological cancers

The Open Day Seminar Frontiers in Precision Medicine - gynaecological cancers aims to bring together broad expertise in both clinical, translational, and basic research to present and discuss recent advances in gynaecological cancer diagnostics and care and to probe future directions.

When: Monday, June 10th, 2019

Where: BioClinicum Thorsten Wiesel Lecture Hall J3:04

By whom: Co-organised by the StratCan Gynaecological Cancer task force & the StratCan interactive Summer School in Precision Medicine 2019.

The Open Day Seminar is also the starting day for the 8th StratCan Summer School, which then continues June 11-12th at Skytteholm conference center, Ekerö, Stockholm archipelago.

Registration Open Day Seminar

The Open Day Seminar “Frontiers in precision medicine” with a specific focus on gynaecological cancers, is free of charge and open to all, but seats are limited to 116 and therefore registration to the Open Day Seminar is required through this link.

Program JUNE 10 Open Day Seminar

Venue: Karolinska Institutet BioClinicum, T. Wiesel Lecture Hall J3:04

08.00 Registration and coffee

09:15 Welcome word by Joseph Carlson

09:25 SESSION 1 Genomic Health and the microenvironment, Chair Mimi Shoshan

09:30 Elisabeth Epstein, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

New insights from the IETA4 study and from the Karolinska ProMisE cohort on ultrasound assessment and risk prediction in women with endometrial cancer.

10:00 Martin Widschwendter, University College London, UK

New avenues for the risk prediction and early detection of women specific cancers

10:30 Ingrid Hedenfalk, University of Lund, Sweden

Targeting Histotype-Specific Vulnerabilities for Personalised Treatment of Gynaecological Cancers

11:00 Kaisa Lehti, Karolinska Insitutet, Sweden

An adaptive signaling switch triggers chemotherapy resistance in ovarian cancer

11:15 Joseph Carlson, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Molecular subtypes of undifferentiated uterine sarcomas: Towards personalized care

11:30 Lunch and mingle

12:30 SESSION 2 Immunotherapy, Chair Hanna Dahlstrand

12:35 Frances Balkwill, Barts Cancer Institute, UK

Innate immune system and the matrisome in ovarian cancer

13:05 Michael Seckl, Imperial College London, UK

Towards personalised care in gestational trophoblastic neoplasia

13:35 Michael Uhlin, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Checkpoint inhibition in ovarian cancer

14:05 Isabelle Magalhaes, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer

14:20 Coffee and mingle

15:05 SESSION 3 Precision medicine beyond genomics, chair Brinton Seashore-Ludlow

15:15 Krister Wennerberg, BRIC at the University of Copenhagen, DK

Presentation title TBA

15:45 Liisa Kauppi, Univeristy of Helsinki, Finland

Presentation title TBA

16:30 Henrik Falconer, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Precision medicine in surgery - the role of SLN in gynaecological oncology

16:45 Nina Gustafsson, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Targeting metabolism and the DNA damage response in ovarian cancer

17:15 Concluding words

(18:00 Bus transportation for Summer School participants to Skytteholmen conference hotel)


For further information please contact:

Joseph Carlson, Organizer Open Day Seminar

Lecturer senior, adjunct


Päivi Östling, Organizer Summer School

Senior researcher

Organizational unit: Research group Kallioniemi, Olli

Content reviewer:
Dina Dabaghie