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CME : 19.75
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Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology Workshop is organized by American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and will be held from Jul 21 - 28, 2019 at Viceroy Snowmass, Snowmass Village, Colorado, United States of America.

Credit Designation Statement:
AACR has designated this live activity for a maximum of 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit 

Statement of Educational Need, Target Audience:
Our basic understanding of cancer has grown exponentially over the past decade. This expansion has been driven in large part by comprehensive cancer genome characterization, new knowledge of epigenetics and chromatin biology across tumor cell states, enhanced imaging capabilities in both clinical and preclinical contexts, new technologies for high-throughput functional studies, and the emergence of the immune system as a crucial - and therapeutically tractable - modulator of tumor progression.

Despite these impressive advances, their successful translation to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer remains challenging. Paradoxically, the same frenzied pace of advances in cancer research today may worsen several obstacles to its successful clinical application. This is because many oncologists have difficulty keeping up with the latest research developments and their potential clinical impact - even in academic settings. The language, methodologies, and new technologies used in patient-oriented research may seem increasingly rarefied to the clinician. Conversely, basic scientists frequently lack knowledge of the salient unanswered medical questions that clinical oncologists face; thus, they may be hampered in their ability to configure fundamental discoveries into clinically meaningful frameworks. As a result, a translational gap exists between basic scientists and clinicians, which is manifested at the conceptual, methodological, and educational levels.

There is a need for investigators who bridge the translational gap. Physician-scientists trained in oncology should represent a natural cohort of investigators to bridge this gap. Toward this end, several lines of evidence indicate that physician-scientists remain an integral component of biomedical research in general and clinical translation in particular. Once properly trained, they are particularly well-suited to conduct the "bench to bedside" and "bedside to bench" translational cancer research essential for improving patient care. Conversely, physician-scientists are not easily replaced by either basic or industry-based investigators. Thus, the need for physician-scientists in oncology, both laboratory-based and clinically based, is particularly pressing now if we are to seize the momentum of opportunities being created by the aforementioned explosion in our basic understanding of cancer.

This workshop will contribute to the training of physician-scientists, a cohort that truly spans from bench to bedside. This training is accomplished through lectures from the top investigators in the field of translational cancer research, who not only illustrate the scientific process through their own research, but provide personal examples of their career paths and advice to trainees.

Learning Objectives:
After participating in this CME activity, physicians should be able to:
• Comprehend the principles of molecular biology andexperimental design in translational cancer research as applicable to physician-scientists.
• Understand and practice experimental methods used in molecular oncology and translational cancer research.
• Design hypothesis-driven aims and robust experiments through grant writing exercises.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

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Contact No. : (215) 446-7192

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Venue Address

Viceroy Snowmass
130 Wood Rd.
Snowmass Village, Colorado, United States of America

Official Hotel

Viceroy Snowmass,

130 Wood Road,

Snowmass Village, Colorado, United States of America 81615,

1 970-923-8000

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