Allied academies invite all the participants across the globe to attend the International Conference on Cancer Therapy and Oncology that will be held in Osaka, Japan going to be held during June 21-22, 2018.
Cancer Summit 2018 will be organized by Allied Academies. It is an amalgamation of several esteemed academic and scientific associations known for promoting scientific temperament. Established in the year 1997, Andrew John Publishing Group is a specialized Medical publisher that operates in collaboration with the association and societies. This publishing company was built on the base of esteemed academic and research institutions including The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario(CASLPO), The Association for Public Safety Communications Officials of Canada (APCO), The Canadian Vascular Access Association (CVAA), The Canadian Society of Internal Medicine (CSIM), The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA), Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP-ACP) and The Canadian Association of Neurophysiologic Monitoring (CANM).
Cancer Summit will cover an entire spectrum of cancer containing prevention, diagnosis, treatment, toxicities of therapy, supportive care, quality-of-life, and survivorship issues in the field of Cancer. It will include the use of novel technologies, both in the arena of diagnosis and treatment in the fight against this dreadful disease. This conference will provide clinicians and researchers with a platform to disseminate their personal experiences to a wider public as well as to know interesting cases encountered by colleagues all over the world.
Cancer Summit will showcase the recent discoveries/advances performed towards the treatment of cancer. The conference will provide with an exceptional opportunity for the delegates from Universities and Institutes to interact with the world class Scientists and Industry Professionals working in the field of cancer/oncology. It is a perfect platform to share knowledge from biomedical researchers to the implementation of those researchers to acquire the seamless treatment procedures.
The conference will bring together an
exciting balance of industry and academia, so that delegates have the unique
opportunity to network with colleagues from different sectors and discuss new
research in the field of cancer & oncology, including discussions on
- Microbiologists & Epidemiologists
- Delegates from Clinical Research Centers
- Young Researchers working with Hospitals
Allied Academies invites all the participants from all over the world to attend International Conference on Cancer Therapy and Oncology scheduled on June 21-22, 2018 at Osaka, Japan which includes prompt Keynote Presentations, Special Sessions, Workshop, Symposium, Oral talks, Poster Presentations and Sponsors/Exhibitors.
Sessions and Tracks
Session 1. Approaches to Cancer Therapy:
According to a recent study for the very first time in Europe, there has been a considerable decrease in age-standardized mortality for all cancers. The stats confirm a drop from 147 to 136 per 100000 inhabitants per year.
There are many factors responsible for this which includes preventive interventions, early diagnosis, changes in lifestyle and better treatments (some tumours).
However, the pharmacological treatments are accountable for only a minor portion of cancer cures, even though they are attributed to an upsurge of survival in certain cases.
Session 2. Oncology:
Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. A medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist. The name's etymological origin is the Greek word ónkos, meaning tumour, and the word logos, meaning speech.
The three components which have improved survival in cancer are: Prevention – by reduction of risk factors like tobacco and alcohol consumption, Early diagnosis – screening of common cancers and comprehensive diagnosis and staging, Treatment – multimodality management by discussion in tumour board and treatment in a comprehensive cancer centre
• Molecular Oncology
• Cellular Oncology
• Clinical Oncology
• Veterinary Oncology
Session 3. Organ Specific Cancer:
Cancer is based on the location of cancer cells occur in particular organ. There are more than 200 different types of cancer diagnosed. Among them, Lung cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in 2015. Apart from this prostate cancer, colon cancers, bladder cancer, breast cancer are the most common type cancer. The rare types of cancers are which affect the bone known as Bone Cancer. Depending upon the location of cancer the causes, symptoms, and method of treatments vary. Carcinoma, Sarcoma, leukaemia, lymphoma, and melanoma are the types of cancer found in different organs.
• Haemato oncology
• Head & Neck Oncology
• Urological Oncology
Session 4: Toxicology and Cancer Biology:
Toxicology and Cancer Biology the survey is being done in eco-toxicology, transmissible toxicology and Cancer science. The Research Collection actively supports aspects of basic research into environmental, human and animal health problems as they relate to the disciplines of Toxicology and Cancer Biology. The Research Cluster effectively underpins parts of essential research into natural, human and animal medical problems as they recognize with the orders of Toxicology and Cancer Biology. Several issues along the U.S.-Mexico border relate to but are by no means limited to heavy metal contamination and exposure, water pollution from both domestic and international sources, air pollution and the associated acute and chronic exposure to environmental contaminants originating from the deposition of small molecules that, collectively, pollute the air.
Melanoma is one type of skin Cancer that arises when the melanocytes become cancerous. It is a most common type of skin cancer but very serious if avoided. Melanoma, also called malignant melanoma, develops from the pigment-containing cells known as melanocytes. It typically occurs in the skin and rarely in the mouth, intestines, or eye. Individuals with low levels of skin pigment, when exposed to ultraviolet light, causes Melanoma. The use of sunscreen and avoiding UV light may prevent melanoma disease to a larger extent. Further treatment removal by surgery. Skin cancers majorly arise from the skin. They are mainly due to abnormal growth of the cells that have the ability to spread to all other parts of the body of an individual. Basal-cell skin cancer (BCC), squamous-cell skin cancer (SCC) and melanoma are the common types of skin cancer seen in most of the individuals. Among these three BCC and SCC are commonly known as non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). Thus the non-melanoma skin cancer can be easily cured.
• Merkel cell carcinoma
• Kaposi sarcoma
• Cutaneous (skin) lymphoma
• Skin adnexal tumours (tumours that start in hair follicles or skin glands)
• Various types of sarcomas
Carcinogenesis, also known as Oncogenesis or tumorigenesis, is the transformation of normal cells cancerous. This can be characterized in many levels such as in cellular, genetic, and epigenetic levels and abnormal cell division. Under various circumstances this a physiological process that takes place in nearly all tissues. To maintain the integrity of the cell the balance between cell proliferation and programmed cell death, in the form of apoptosis is kept. According to the prevailing accepted theory of carcinogenesis, the somatic mutation theory, mutations in DNA and epimutations that lead to cancer disrupt these orderly processes by disrupting the programming regulating the processes, upsetting the normal balance between proliferation and cell death.
• Genetic and epigenetic
• DNA damage
• Contribution to field defects
• Genome instability
• Non-mainstream theories
Session 7. Cancer Cell Biology:
Scientists today have a growing understanding of the biology of a vast array of cancers driven by various mutations and across many body sites. New data and research approaches have created opportunities for researchers to study in detail many aspects of cancer biology, including how the normal biological programs of cell proliferation and death are altered during cancer and how the immune system responds to tumours. The discovery of tumour stem cells in a range of cancers has created opportunities for researchers to identify these rare cells in both solid tumours and hematologic cancers, as well as to investigate the role of these cells at different stages of the disease.
• Tumor immunology and immunotherapy
• Tumor microenvironment and research
• Classification of Tumors
• Tumor progression, invasion, and metastasis
Session 8. Genetic Mutations & Cancer:
The human body is capable of correcting most of the mutations by itself. Mutations can either be beneficial or harmful based on the part of the body it gets affected. Hence we can conclude that mutations might not lead to cancer. During a lifetime it takes multiple mutations to cause cancer therefore cancer is more likely to occur in older people.
Session 9. Hereditary Cancer Syndromes:
Being a common disease, it comes as no surprise that many families may have at least a few members have had certain types of cancer. This might be because of certain behaviour or exposure, which in turn increases the risk of being affected. In a different case, cancers that run in families can be caused by an abnormal gene that is passed from generation to generation. This might be called as Hereditary or Inherited cancer, it might lead to cancer, not cancer itself. Only about 5% to 10% of all cancers are thought to result directly from gene defects (called mutations) inherited from a parent.
Session 10. Pediatric Cancer & Genomics:
The molecular subtypes for specific pediatric cancers and their associated clinical characteristics are the recurring genomic alterations that characterize each subtype at diagnosis or relapse, and the therapeutic and prognostic significance of the genomic alterations. The genomic alterations associated with brain tumours, kidney tumours, leukaemias, lymphomas, sarcomas, and other cancers. Although diagnostic samples of hundreds of cancer cases have been sequenced at great expense and with great effort, the vast majority of children who die do so from recurrent and/or metastatic disease. Current clinical and research strategies are based on the premise and assumption that cancer genomes are largely static over time and that a genomic 'snapshot' at any given point in the lifecycle of the cancer is, therefore, an adequate guide for therapy.
Session 11. Cancer Stem Cells:
Cancer stem cells were first identified by Scientist John Dick in acute myeloid leukaemia. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are cancer cells (found within tumours or haematological cancers) that shows characteristics associated with normal stem cells, driven from tumorigenesis and gives rise to a large population of differentiated progeny that make up the bulk of a tumour, but lack tumorigenic potential, therefore they are Tumour forming. CSCs generate tumours through the stem cell processes of self-renewal and differentiate into multiple cell types.Oncology Meetings have to explore that, CSCs have recently identified in several solid tumours such as in Brain, Breast Cancer, Colon, Ovary, Pancreas, Prostate, Melanoma and Multiple Myeloma.
Session 12: Cancer & Pregnancy:
The risk of cancer during pregnancy is uncommon. It’s found that health care providers and women were often unsure about how to deal with cancer during pregnancy. Due to more women with cancer starting or continuing treatment during we have more information about treating and living with cancer duringpregnancy than ever before. Usually, cancer might not affect the growth of the baby directly, but according to researchers, it is keen that having cancer while pregnant can be complicated for baby and the mother. Hence it is advisable to find a healthcare provider who has experience in treatment in this field.
Session 13: Stem Cells Immune systems and Cancer:
It is a field of research to innovate cancer immunotherapies to treat, prevent and stop the progression of the disease. The immune response, having the capacity of recognition of cancer-specific antigens, forms the basis of targeted therapy (like vaccines & antibody therapies) and tumour marker-based diagnostic tests. Cancer immunology is a branch of immunology that deals with the interactions of the immune system with cancer cells (also called tumours or malignancies). Oncology is a growing field of research that aims to discover innovative cancer immunotherapies to treat and retard the progression of the disease. Recent advances in our understanding of antigen recognition, presentation, and molecules involved in T and B cell activation, have provided new and excited immunotherapeutic strategies which can be used against the cancer cells or Tumors. Cancer is the major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide and accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths in the US.
Session 14: Cancer Immunotherapy:
Cancer Immunotherapy is the use of the immune system to treat cancer. Immunotherapies can be categorized as active, passive or hybrid (active and passive). These approaches exploit the fact that cancer cells often have molecules on their surface that can be detected by the immune system, known as tumor-associated antigens(TAAs); they are often proteins or other macromolecules (e.g. carbohydrates). It is found that active immunotherapy attacks the tumor cell by targetting TAAs under its direction; while passive immunotherapy enhances the existing anti-tumor response and will also include monoclonal antibodies.
Session 15: Targeted Cancer Therapy:
Through years of experimentation, researchers have learned the differences in growth and thriving of cancer cells. This has led to the development of drugs that ‘target’ these differences. Treatment with these drugs is called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy drugs, like other drugs used to treat cancer, technically are considered chemotherapy. According to research, targetted therapy drugs won't act the same way as standard chemotherapy drugs.But these drugs tend to have side effects different from standard chemo drugs.
Session 16: Nanomedicine and Cancer:
Cancer biomarkers are indicators produced by tumour cells spreading in the body and are commonly used in cancer detection. However, they are present in too low concentrations to be efficiently detected in early phases. However, the targeted delivery of specific nanoparticles into a tumour can induce a local interaction with cancer cells and forces them to significantly increase the production of these biomarkers. Biomarkers detection becomes thus much easier and can provide an earlier diagnosis to doctors than biopsies. Early detections of cancers allow early and less burdensome treatments, increasing also the chances of recovery.
Session 17: Alternative Treatment and Cancer Therapy:
Cancer can be treated by many methods, such as surgery, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy and synthetic lethality. People suffering from cancer can be investigated through medical tests. These commonly include blood tests are X-rays, CT scans, and endoscopy. The tissue diagnosis from the biopsy indicates the type of cell that proliferates, through its histological grade, genetic abnormalities, and other features. Thus all together it gives the user information about molecular changes such as mutations, fusion genes, and numerical chromosome to estimate or show the prognosis and to choose the best treatment.Cytogenetic and immunohistochemistry are other common tissue tests. The removal of cancer without damaging the other parts of the body (by achieving cure with near-zero adverse effects) is the main goal of treatment. The type of treatment depends on the type of cancer the patient is suffering from and how advanced it is. Some people with cancer have only one type of treatment. But for most of the people, they have a combination of treatments, such as surgery with chemotherapy (use of drugs to kill cancer cells) or radiation therapy. Immunotherapy, targeted therapy, or hormone therapy are another kind of treatment for cancer.
Session 18: Cancer Bioinformatics:
Cancer is the most common causes of patient death in the clinic and a complex disease occurring in multiple organs per system, multiple systems per organ, or both, in the body. The poor diagnoses of therapies and prognoses of the disease can be mostly due to the variation of severities, durations, locations, sensitivity and resistance against drugs, cell differentiation and origin, and understanding of pathogenesis. Cancer bioinformatics is a critical and important part of the systems clinical medicine in cancer and the core tool and approach to carrying out the investigations of cancer in systems clinical medicine. Cancer bioinformatics is expected to play an important role in the identification and validation of biomarkers, specific to clinical phenotypes related to early diagnoses, measurements to monitor the progress of the disease and the response to therapy, and predictors for the improvement of patient’s life quality.
Session 19: Cancer Staging :
Majorly cancer staging can be divided into a clinical stage and pathological stage.In the Tumor, Node, Metastasis system, clinical stage and pathologic stage are denoted by a small "c" or "p" before the stage. This staging system is used for most forms of cancer, except brain tumors and hematological malignancies. Clinical stage is based on all of the available information obtained before a surgery to remove a tumor. Thus, it may include information about a tumor obtained by physical examination, blood tests, radiologic examination, biopsy, and endoscopy. Pathologic stage adds additional information gained by examination of a tumor microscopically by a pathologist after it has been surgically removed. Since there is a usage of various criteria there can be a difference between clinical stage and pathological stage.
Pathologic staging is usually considered to be more accurate because it allows direct examination of a tumor in its entirety, contrasted with clinical staging which is limited by the fact that the information is obtained by making indirect observations of a tumor which is still in the body. However, clinical staging and pathologic staging often complement each other.
Session 20: Cancer Prognosis:
Different factors affect a person's prognosis. Some of the most important type and location of cancer are the extent to which cancer has metastasized, or spread and how abnormal the cancer cells look and how quickly the cancer is likely to grow and spread. In addition, for cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemias and lymphomas, the presence of chromosomal abnormalities and abnormalities in the patient's complete blood count can affect a person's prognosis. Researchers usually give survival statistics as rates. The rates describe the percentage of people with a specific cancer type who will be alive a certain time after diagnosis. Survival rates can describe any given length of time.
Session 21. Gynecologic Oncology:
Cervical cancer is one of the major cancers in women around the world. Since cervical cancer screening is routine it is not so common in the United States and other countries. Most cervical cancer is caused by a virus called Human papillomavirus or also spelled as HPV. There are many types of the HPV virus, but all of HPV does not cause cervical cancer. Some of them cause genital warts, but other types may not show any Cervical Cancer symptoms and signs. An infection may go away on its own. But sometimes it can cause genital warts or can also lead to cervical cancer, it's important for women to have regular Pap tests. A Pap test is usually used for finding cervical cells before they turn into cancer cells. Thus treatment of these cell changes, prevent cervical cancer.
Session 22. Pediatric Oncology:
Pediatric Oncology is a branch of medicine which deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. The word paediatrics and its cognates mean "healer of children"; they derive from two Greek words: pais "child" and iatros "doctor, healer"(The age limit from birth up to 18-21 yrs). Pediatricians work both in primary care physicians and hospitals, especially the work in specialized subfields such as neonatology. Paediatric oncologists diagnose, treat, and manage children, suffering from cancers which include leukaemia, lymphomas, brain tumours, bone tumours, and solid tumours. A medical practitioner who specializes in this area is called as a paediatrician or paediatrician. The body of an infant or neonate is substantially physiologically different when compared to an adult. Congenital defects, genetic variance, and developmental issues are some greater concern to paediatricians as compare to adult physicians.
• Wilms a tumour
• Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
• Childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
• Retinoblastoma Osteosarcoma
• Ewing sarcoma
• Germ cell tumours
• Pleuropulmonary blastoma (lung or pleural cavity)
• Hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma
Session 23. Cardio-Oncology:
Cardio-oncology also known as Cardiovascular Oncology is an integrative field of medicine, used to study the molecular and clinical alterations in cardiovascular system during the treatment of cancer especially chemo and targeted therapy. Oncology is a branch of medicine that involves the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer and Tumours. The high risk of cancer increases with the increase in age. The estimated financial costs of cancer in 2010 were $1.16 trillion USD per year.
Session 24. Surgical Oncology:
Surgical oncology comes under the field of surgery, applied to oncology which involves the surgical management of tumors, mainly cancerous tumors. The goal of the surgical oncologist removes the cancerous cells and keeping an area of healthy tissue surrounding it, known as a clear margin or clear excision, in order to prevent cancer from that recurring in that area. Sometimes it is difficult to remove a whole tumor, so therefore a debulking surgery can be done to remove as much as a tumor as possible and to relieve symptoms such as pain, airway obstruction, or bleeding. A surgical oncologist is also called as a general surgical oncologist, thoracic surgical oncologists, subspecialty of general surgery, gynecologic oncologists experienced in treating the cancer patients.
Session 25. Radiation Oncology:
The use of radiation to treat cancer is defined as Radiation Oncology. X-rays, gamma rays, or electrons are some of the radiations used to treat the Radiation Oncology. A physician who uses ionizing radiation (such as megavoltage X-rays or radionuclides) in the treatment of cancer is known as Radiation Oncologist. Thus Oncologists uses radiation to treat some of the benign diseases and benign tumours. Radiation oncology is one of the primary specialities of surgical and medical oncology, which are involved in the treatment of cancer. The field of radiation oncology gives the integration of radiation therapy into multimodal treatment approaches. Radiation Oncology focuses on all aspects of research, which impacts on the treatment of cancer using radiation. It not only shows findings in molecular and cellular radiation biology but also in a wide range of radiation physics, radiation technology, and clinical oncology.
Session 26: Neuro-Oncology:
Neuro-oncology is the investigation of mind and spinal line neoplasms, a significant number of which are exceptionally hazardous and perilous (astrocytoma, glioma, glioblastoma multiforme, ependymoma, pontine glioma, and cerebrum stem tumors are among the numerous cases of these). Among the harmful mind diseases, gliomas of the brainstem and pons, glioblastoma multiforme, and high-review (profoundly anaplastic) astrocytoma are among the most noticeable ones.
Session 27: Nursing Oncology:
An Oncology nurse usually works as a person who takes care of individuals affected by cancer along with other cancer care providers and team members. Hence the mastery of the nursing process will give the ability to guide and evaluate nursing practice delivered to individuals diagnosed with cancer. Oncology nurse works in a multidisciplinary team along with oncology experts to provide expert care.
Session 28: Heamatologic Oncology
Hematology additionally spelt Heamatology is the division of medicine involved with the learning, diagnosis, treatment, and bar of diseases associated with the blood. Hematology includes the learning of aetiology. It includes treating diseases that have an effect on the assembly of blood and its components, like blood cells, blood proteins, bone marrow, haemoglobin, platelets, blood vessels, spleen, and also the mechanism of clotting. Physicians focused on heamatology are referred as Haematologists. There are varied disorders that people are affected by. Some of those dissimilar types of blood conditions that are checked out embrace include anaemia, haemophilia general blood clots, bleeding disorders, etc. As for connected blood cancers such as, myeloma, and lymphoma, these are a lot of serious cases that require being diagnosed.
Session 29: Thoracic Oncology:
A pulmonologist is a doctor who specializes in treating diseases of the lungs, such as lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and tuberculosis. With cancer, a pulmonologist aids in diagnosis and treatment. They’re also known as pulmonary specialists. Pulmonologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of lung disease. He or she can perform tests and biopsies and treat patients who have respiratory issues related to lung cancer. Radiation oncologists are specialists who use radiation to treat cancer. Lung cancer starts when abnormal cells grow out of control in the lung. They can invade nearby tissues and form tumours. Lung cancer can start anywhere in the lungs and affect any part of the respiratory system. The cancer cells can spread, or metastasize, to the lymph nodes and other parts of the body.
Session 30: Cancer Pain Management:
Cancer pain treatment purposes to release pain with slight adverse treatment effects, allowing the person a good quality of life and level of function and a relatively painless death. Though 80-90 percent of cancer pain can be controlled, half of the people with cancer pain in the developed world and more than 80% of people with cancer worldwide receive less than best care.Cancer changes over time, and pain managing needs to reflect this. Some different types of treatment may be required as the disease progresses. Pain managers should clearly explain to the person the cause of the pain and the various treatment possibilities and should consider, as well as drug therapy, directly modifying the underlying disease, raise the pain threshold, interrupting, destroying or stimulating pain pathways, and suggesting lifestyle modification.
Session 31: Cancer Awareness and Survival:
Breast cancer awareness is an effort to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of breast cancer through education on symptoms and treatment. Supporters hope that better knowledge will lead to earlier discovery of breast cancer, which is associated with higher long-term survival rates, and that money raised for breast cancer will produce a reliable, permanent cure. Cancer survival rates vary by the type of cancer, stage at diagnosis, treatment was given and many other factors, including country. In general survival rates are improving, although more so for some cancers than others. Survival rate can be measured in several ways, median life expectancy having advantages over others in terms of meaning for people involved, rather than as an epidemiological measure.
Session 32: Cancer Pharma Industry:
Cancer is one of the greatest health challenges and a leading cause of death in every corner of the world. The global market for Cancer drugs is predicted to grow twice as fast as that of other pharmaceuticals over the next few years. Top companies include Janssen biotech, Takeda oncology, Boehringer Ingelheim, Roche, Novartis, Celgene, Johnson & Johnson, and Amgen. The cancer industry is the most commonly valuable business in the USA. It has been noticed that there are 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed and 585,720 cancer deaths in the US in the year 2014. $6 billion of tax-payer funds are cycled through various federal agencies for cancer research mainly as the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The NCI states that the medical costs of cancer care are $125 billion, with the rise of 39 percent to $173 billion by the upcoming year that is 2020. The most common motto of the cancer industry is it employs too many people and produces too much income to allow a cure to be found.
Cancer Summit 2018 will cover an entire spectrum of cancer containing prevention, diagnosis and treatment, toxicities of therapy, supportive care, quality-of-life, and survivorship issues in the field of Cancer. It will include the use of novel technologies, both in the arena of diagnosis and treatment in the fight against this dreadful disease. This conference will provide clinicians and researchers with a platform to disseminate their personal experiences to a wider public as well as to know interesting cases encountered by colleagues all over the world.
Importance & Scope
Cancer Summit will cover an entire spectrum of cancer containing prevention, diagnosis and treatment, toxicities of therapy, supportive care, quality-of-life, and survivorship issues in the field of Cancer. It will include the use of novel technologies, both in the arena of diagnosis and treatment in the fight against this dreadful disease. This conference will provide clinicians and researchers with a platform to disseminate their personal experiences to a wider public as well as to know interesting cases encountered by colleagues all over the world.
Osaka is the third largest city in Japan, with a population of over 2.5 million people in its greater metropolitan area. It is the central metropolis of the Kansai region and the largest of the Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto trio.
If Tokyo is Japan's capital, one might call Osaka its anti-capital. Whatever you call it, though, there are many opportunities for you to discover its true character. Veiled much with a commercial-centric city touch, you may as well start from picking up the lively intonation of Osaka dialect, heard from the people as you ride on the escalators standing on the right, instead of the left in Tokyo; then discovering the contrast of popular food to eastern Japan, as you look for places to lunch. The deeper you get inside, and at the end of your stay, it is not completely impossible that you may have compiled your own original list of reasons covering from history, culture, sports, to business.
Major Medical Universities
- Harvard University
- University of Minnesota
- Mayo Medical School
- Pittsburgh School of Medicine
- Yale University
- University of Cambridge
- The University of Oxford Stanford University
- Yale University
- Emory University
- John Hopkins University
- Kings College London
- Feinberg School of Medicine
- University of Wisconsin
- UNC School of Medicine
- Karolinska University
In Asia Pacific
- The University of Tokyo
- National University of Singapore (NUS)
- Kyoto University
- University of Hong Kong (HKU)
- Peking University
- Seoul National University (SNU)
- National Taiwan University (NTU)
- Osaka University
- Tsinghua University0
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
- Fudan University
- The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
- Taipei Medical University
- Mahidol University
- KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
- Yonsei University
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University
- Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
- Chulalongkorn University
- Tohoku University
- Tokyo Medical and Dental University
- Kyushu University
- Nagoya University
- Hokkaido University
- Sungkyunkwan University
- University of Science and Technology of China
- Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
- Korea University
- Universiti Malaya (UM)
- Zhejiang University
- Keio University
- Indian Institute of Science
- Tokyo Institute of Technology
- Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
- Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
- Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
- National Tsing Hua University
- Nanjing University
- Kyung Hee University
- National Yang-Ming University
- University of Indonesia
- University of the Philippines
- University of Tsukuba
- Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB)
- Hanyang University
- Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)
- National Cheng Kung University
- Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
- Beijing Institute of Technology
- University of Delhi
Societies related to Cancer :
- Translational Research in Oncology
- Gustave Roussy Institute of Oncology
- American Hospital of Paris
- Texas Oncology-Paris
- Hartmann Clinic
- Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital
- Cancéropole Ile-De-France
- Institut Curie-Pôle Developmental Biology
- Saint-Louis Hospital
- Hospital Group Paris Saint-Joseph
In Asia Pacific
- The Asia-Pacific Urogynecology Association
- The Asia-Pacific Cancer Society Training
- Asian Cancer Foundation India
- The Max Foundation
- Childhood Cancer International Netherlands
- The Asia Pacific Prostate Society
- Irish Cancer Society
- Cancer Research UK
- Peter McCollum Cancer Centre
- Cancer Society of New Zealand
- American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
- International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
- American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
- International Cancer Research Partnership (ICRP)
- National Cancer Institute (NIC)
- The European Cancer Organization (ECCO)
- Medical Centre Cologne
- German Cancer Research Center
Hospitals associated with Cancer:
- Medical Excellence JAPAN
- Japan Community Health care Organization Chukyo Hospital
- Aichi Cancer Center Hospital
- Japanese Red Cross Nagoya Daiichi Hospital
- Kyoto University Hospital
- Dokkyo Medical University Hospital
- Japan Hospital Association
- Aizawa Hospital
- University Hospital Kumamoto University
- International Medical Center of Japan
- Leiden University Medical Center
- Royal Cancer Hospital
- King’s College Hospital
- Clatterbridge Center for Oncology
- Northampton General Hospital
- Cambridge University Hospitals
- University Hospital Southhampton
- Central Manchester University Hospitals
- Southend University Hospital
- Kingston Hospitals
- Bradford Hospital
- Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana
- Institut Gustave Roussy, Paris
- Paterson Institute on Cancer Research, UK
- Christie Hospitals
- Wellington Hospital
- Imperial College Hospital
- Curie Institute
- The Royal Marsden Hospital in London, England
- New York Presbyterian Hospital
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Mayo Clinic Rochester
- MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas
- John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
- University of Washington Medical Center
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- UCSF Medical Center
- UCLA Medical Center
- Stanford Hospital
- City of Hope, CA
- University of Colorado Hospital
- Institute for Cancer Research.London
- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, USA
- Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center, New York City
- Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania–Penn Presbyterian, Philadelphia
- Cleveland Clinic
- Seidman Cancer Center at UH Case Medical, Cleveland
- University of Colorado Hospital, Denver
- Hackensack University Medical Center – Hackensack, New Jersey
- Georgetown University Medical Center (Washington, D.C.)
- Montefiore Medical Center (New York City)
- The Toledo (Ohio) Hospital.
- University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City).
- University of Virginia Medical Center (Charlottesville)
- Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital.
The pace of change in cancer care is accelerating. A cluster of innovative treatments, often combined with other new or existing medicines, and frequently associated with biomarkers, are emerging from the research and development pipeline.
Over the past five years, 70 new oncology treatments have been launched and are being used to treat over 20 different tumour types.
Annual global growth in the oncology drug market is expected to be 7.5 - 10.5 % through 2020, reaching $150 billion. Wider utilization of new products especially immunotherapies will drive much of the growth, offset by reduced use of some existing treatments with inferior clinical outcomes.
Oncology drug costs relative to total drug costs range from 2.5% in the case of India to almost 16% in the case of Germany and France. In the U.S., cancer drugs account for 11.5% of total drug costs in 2015, up from 10.5% in 2011.
The total cost of cancer therapeutics and medicines used in supportive care-measured at the ex-manufacturer price level before the application of rebates or other price concessions - reached $107 billion in 2015, representing an increase in constant dollars of 11.5% over the prior year.