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International Workshop NO-CANCER 2018 : Understanding cancer cell biology to improve Diagnosis and therapy

 The international workshop NO-Cancer 2018 going to be held in Novara (Italy) during October 28-30, 2018 is organized under the auspices of the Università del Piemonte Orientale, the University-Hospital of Novara, the City Council of Novara and other Academic Institutions. This Conference ideally follows the two previous ones “Basic to Translational Medicine 2016: focus on Cancer” and NO-Cancer 2017 “From Cancerogenesis to Therapy: new paradigms, new opportunities”, held in Novara ( The focus of this meeting is understanding how cancer develops and progresses having in mind the final aims of designing more effective strategies to prevent cancer, more precise and non-invasive diagnostic methods and more efficacious therapy.

Emphasis will be on cancer cell biology (including cell metabolism, genetics and epigenetics mechanisms, interaction between cancer cells and stromal cells) and on the role and impact of microbiota and nutritional interventions to prevent and cure cancer.  Twelve internationally renowned speakers coming from Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal and United States will present their recent research in a two-days scientific marathon. To stimulate the active participation of Delegates and Young researches, eight short communications and thirteen flash communications will be selected from the submitted abstracts.

The following major topics will be addressed:

  • Oncogenes, oncosuppressors and Non Coding RNAs in Cancer development.
  • Cancer Cell metabolism and Metabolic cross-talk between cancer cells and stromal cells
  • Role of diet and of microbiota in cancer progression and response to therapy
  • Novel strategies to early non-invasive detection of cancer
  • Clinical trials

The conference represents a unique opportunity for the students and the scientists working in the Universities, Hospitals and Research centers to learn from renown experts the most updated knowledge in the cancer field. We encourage you to join us to benefit from the Scientific lecturing while enjoying the friendly atmosphere.

Ciro Isidoro (Chair of the Scientific Organizing Committee)



DEADLINES (registration closed on October 19th because of overbooking)

Up to 120 attendees will be accepted

Abstract presenters: October 18th, 2018 – No Abstract: October 22nd, 2018

Conference Abstract will be published in Cancer Drug Resistance journal (CDR, ISSN 2578-532X).

CONFERENCE VENUE: Aula Magna, University-Hospital (Maggiore della Carità)- Novara


ABSTRACT BOOK Abstract book – No-Cancer 2018

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM Scientific Program-FLYER No-Cancer 2018-final

SOCIAL PROGRAM (for invited guests) Social Program-FLYER No-Cancer2018

POSTER (announcement) NO-Cancer 2018-Miniposter

TIPS AND NOTES TIPS AND NOTES for all participants NO-CANCER 2018

TRAVELLING-ACCOMMODATION- VENUE Travelling-accommodation-conference venue- information