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ECCO 2017, Amsterdam


Debating the optimal management in advanced and metastatic lung cancer



13:15-13:20 Welcome and introduction
Nicholas Thatcher (Manchester, UK)

13:20-13:40 Identifying the right patient: histological and molecular profiling challenges
Keith Kerr (Aberdeen, Scotland)

13:40-14:00 Maximizing treatment outcomes in patients with advanced metastatic lung cancer
Giorgio Scagliotti (Turin, Italy)

14:00-14:20 The right time, the right sequence, and the right combination for the right result
Nicholas Thatcher (Manchester, UK)

14:20-14:40 Medical management of advanced NSCLC: the role of anti-angiogenic agents
Christian Manegold (Mannheim, Germany)

14:40-14:45 Summary and key learning points
Nicholas Thatcher (Manchester, UK)

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Jan 2017

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RAI Amsterdam, Europaplein
13:15-14:45 RAI, Room Weinberg
1078 GZ Amsterdam

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ECCO 2017 About the Speakers

Keith Kerr, MB ChB, MRCPath, FRCPath

Keith Kerr, MB ChB, MRCPath, FRCPath

Keith Kerr bio speaker at Ecco 2017 - Lungcancer Resource CenterUniversity of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland

Keith Kerr graduated with a first-class BSc (Hons) in pathology in 1978, an MB ChB in 1981, an MRCPath in 1988, and an FRCPath in 1998; he has been a consultant pathologist in Aberdeen since 1989, was elected Honorary FRCP(Ed) in 2006, and was awarded an Honorary Chair in Pulmonary Pathology by the University of Aberdeen in 2006.

Dr Kerr has worked in diagnostic histopathology throughout his career, with a special interest in thoracic pathology, whilst keeping close links with the clinical practice of thoracic medicine, especially thoracic oncology. He has an active interest in research, both in his own laboratory and through national and international collaboration. He enjoys teaching at under- and postgraduate level.

Dr Kerr has had a career-long interest in lung cancer. He has been a member of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) for 16 years and currently serves on the IASLC Board and the IASLC Pathology Committee. He has participated in numerous clinical research lung cancer trials groups and is a member of many societies, including the British Thoracic Society (BTS) and the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO). Dr Kerr serves on the ESMO Lung Educational Faculty and was a member of the panel for the 2004 and 2015 World Health Organization lung cancer classification process. He is currently involved in the revision of the BTS mesothelioma guidelines. Dr Kerr is a regularly invited speaker and faculty member at major international conferences, both in pathology and in thoracic oncology. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.

Christian Manegold, MD

Christian Manegold, MD

Christian Manegold bio speaker at Ecco 2017 - Lungcancer Resource CenterMedical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Germany

Christian Manegold studied medicine in Berlin and Heidelberg, Germany, graduating with a MD from the Ruprecht Karls University in Heidelberg in 1974. He took up a residency in the pathology department of the same university in 1976 and worked in the USA for 3 years, before returning to Heidelberg in 1979. Professor Manegold gained board certification in internal medicine and in haematology/oncology in 1985 and 1986, respectively; this was followed by a professional appointment as Consultant in Haematology/Oncology at the Thoracic Hospital in Heidelberg, and Head of Interdisciplinary Thoracic Oncology at the Department of Surgery, Heidelberg Medical Centre Mannheim, Germany, a post he held from 2004 to 2013. He was appointed Professor at Ruprecht Karls University in 1996. He has been the Senior Advisor at the Interdisciplinary Cancer Centre in Mannheim since 2013.                                     

Professor Manegold has extensive experience as a clinical investigator, and national and international trial leader as well as a member or leader of independent data monitoring committees (IDMCs) in numerous clinical trials in oncology, both in thoracic cancers and other indications.

Professor Manegold is a member of the German Cancer Society, the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). He was Chairman of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Lung Cancer Group (EORTC-LCG) from 2000 to 2003. He served as Chairman of the IASLC Ethics/Sponsorship Committee from 2007 to 2009 and as member of the IASLC Board of Directors from 2011 to 2015.

Giorgio Scagliotti, MD, PhD

Giorgio Scagliotti, MD, PhD

Giorgio Scagliotti bio speaker at Ecco 2017 - Lungcancer Resource CenterUniversity of Turin, Orbassano, Italy

Giorgio Scagliotti is Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Turin in Italy, and is also a member of the Academy of Medicine at the same university. He is currently the Chief of the Medical Oncology Division at the San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano (Turin), and Head of the Department of Oncology at the University of Turin. Professor Scagliotti earned his medical degree and completed his postgraduate training in respiratory medicine, internal medicine, and medical oncology at the University of Turin.

Over the past 25 years, his research interests have included experimental studies on basic and clinical applied research in lung cancer, including translational research. He has been, or is currently, the study coordinator for several European and international clinical trials on lung cancer chemotherapy; he has also served as a key investigator in several Italian studies examining the role of chemotherapy in early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer.

Professor Scagliotti is a member of several scientific societies, including the Italian Society of Respiratory Medicine (SIMER), the European Respiratory Society (ERS), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). He was a member of the International Affairs Committee of ASCO from 2002 to 2005 and an executive board member of IASLC from 2003 to 2007. He also served on the ASCO Publication Committee (from 2005 to 2008) and the Program Committee (from 2005 to 2007). He is currently the President-Elect of IASLC, for a term of office from 2015 to 2017.

Professor Scagliotti is a regular reviewer for several scientific journals. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Critical Review in Oncology, Hematology, and Oncology News. He served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Thoracic Oncology for 10 years and is International Editor for Clinical Lung Cancer. He is the author or co-author of almost 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals, International Editor of the 4th edition of the book Lung cancer: principles and practice, and co-editor of the textbook The IASLC multidisciplinary approach to thoracic oncology, published in 2014.

Nicholas Thatcher, MB, BChir, PhD, FRCP, DCH, DMRT

Nicholas Thatcher, MB, BChir, PhD, FRCP, DCH, DMRT

Nicholas Thatcher bio speaker at Ecco 2017 - Lungcancer Resource CenterChristie Hospital NHS Trust, Manchester, UK

Nicholas Thatcher is Professor of Medical Oncology at Christie Hospital NHS Trust in Manchester, UK. He has held posts in general medicine and oncology at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, and Middlesex Hospital Medical School, all in London, UK. He was appointed to his current post in 1996.

Professor Thatcher studied medicine at the University of Cambridge and St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, graduating with an MB and a BChir degree. He earned his PhD at Manchester University, and holds a diploma of child health and a diploma of medical radiotherapy.

Professor Thatcher’s areas of research interest include non-small-cell lung cancer and small-cell lung cancer, including the integration of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. His current main focus is on the clinical development of targeted drugs. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) of London, and is the author of over 350 publications in peer-reviewed journals including The Lancet, Lancet Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Oncologist, and Lung Cancer. He is joint editor of the textbook New perspectives in lung cancer, with Stephen Spiro.