Colorectal Cancer and the Host

The aim of this meeting is to create a more complete picture of the host-cancer interaction and how it may be used to change the therapeutic landscape. Colorectal Surgeons, Oncologists, Clinical Scientists and Researchers will benefit from the meeting.

Friday 4th Dec 2015
8:30am - 5:50pm
St Mark's Hospital, Northwick Park, Harrow


The growth and metastatic potential of colorectal cancer is a dynamic balance between the cancer and its host; the “seed and soil”.

The host plays a pivotal role at all stages of cancer development, including initiation, malignant conversion and metastasis, as well as regulating how cancer cells respond to therapy. To date, relatively little attention has been given to the host.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what is meant by the host
  • Understand the tumour microenvironment
  • Understand the local and systemic inflammatory responses in colorectal cancer
  • Understand the relationships between host body composition and cancer
  • Identify potential therapeutic options for manipulating host-tumour interactions

For further information download a PDF of the Colorectal Cancer and the Host programme and application form. Book online using the link below.

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