IMPAKT 2014: A Window on the Future of Breast Cancer Research

Speakers: Giuseppe Curigliano and Alastair Thompson

G. Curigliano and A. Thompson review what has been an amazing meeting. Xenografts, avatar of patients to test the activity of new agents allowing to accelerate drug discovery; liquid biopsies, to study a huge number of things beyond CTC; biomathematics to model tumour growth on computers; ethical and legal implications of wide genome analysis studies.

Discussion Points

Although clinical usefulness still seems far away, IMPAKT 2014 has opened a window on the future of breast cancer research.

  • Which major topics were discussed at IMPAKT 2014?
  • What relevance do they have in the research against breast cancer?