EACR-AACR Basic and Translational Research Conference
In partnership with ASPIC (Associação Portuguesa de Investigação em Cancro)

EACR-AACR-ASPIC Conference: Tumor Microenvironment


Tumor Microenvironment

EACR-AACR Basic and Translational Research Conference in partnership with ASPIC
Tumor Microenvironment

Lisbon, Portugal | 02-04 March 2020

The European Association for Cancer Research (EACR), American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and Associação Portuguesa de Investigação em Cancro (ASPIC) are proud to announce this new joint Basic and Translational Research Conference on Tumor Microenvironment, to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, 02-04 March 2020.

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Topics to be covered

This EACR-AACR-ASPIC conference on Tumor Microenvironment (TME) will bring together thought leaders spanning the breadth of TME, immune-oncology, computational biology and biomedical technology disciplines to discuss novel approaches to identify critical mechanisms regulating the crosstalk in these tumor ecosystems. We will also discuss therapeutic approaches to target the TME for durable tumor control, including strategies being deployed in patients, and initial clinical findings. The goal will be to not only discuss the current state of the TME field, but also discuss approaches towards applying that knowledge to the development of effective and broadly applicable anti-cancer therapies for long-term management of disease.


Cancers are communities of cells, including those harboring genetic mutations, aka “tumor” or “cancer” cells, as well as other “normal” cell types activated and/or recruited to the local tumor microenvironment (TME). Components of the TME (e.g., blood and lymphatic vessels, fibroblasts and other mesenchymal support cells, innate and adaptive immune cells, as well as extracellular matrix, hypoxia, and low pH), while regulating or being regulated by hallmark features of cancer development, can also thwart efficacy of cytotoxic, targeted and immune therapies.

Scientific Programme Committee


  • Carlos Caldas, CRUK Cambridge Institute, Cambridge, UK (co-Chair)
  • Alberto Bardelli, University of Torino, Turin, Italy
  • Johanna Joyce, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland


  • Lisa M. Coussens, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon, USA (co-Chair)
  • Theresa A. Guise, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana, USA
  • Danny R. Welch, University of Kansas Cancer Center, Kansas, USA


  • Luis Costa, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa-Norte, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, University of Lisbon, Portugal (co-Chair)
  • Joana Paredes, i3S, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
  • João T. Barata, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, University of Lisbon, Portugal


Key dates

Abstract deadline
18 November 2019

Early rate registration deadline
07 January 2020

Regular rate registration deadline
20 January 2020

Late rate deadline
26 February 2020

Desk rate registration opens
27 February 2020

Engage with the conference on social media: #EAATumorMicro2020 and #EAATumorMicro20 on Twitter and Instagram.

Above: the venue city of Lisbon


"It was a great conference, interesting talks, a lot of opportunities to collaborate, good environment scientifically and socially."

"Very informative, great interaction showing between what is going on in US and Europe in comparison"

Feedback from a previous EACR-AACR joint conference

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