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CA22125


Precision medicine in biliary tract cancer (Precision-BTC-Network)

Biliary tract cancers (BTC) include a heterogeneous group of aggressive tumours with an increasing incidence in Europe.

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Biliary Tract Cancer

Heterogeneous group of aggressive tumours with an increasing incidence in Europe. Main challenges are represented by limited knowledge of risk factors, lack of biomarkers for diagnosis, unmet need for development of novel therapeutic strategies and harmonised access to novel drugs.

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A pan-European interdisciplinary effort

Creation of a life science ecosystem that supports interaction between basic scientists, clinicians, regulatory authorities, advocacy groups, SMEs and pharmaceutical industry partners

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Supporting a new generation of experts

Training and career development for Young Researchers and Innovators (YRIs) through the participation of in specific workshops, training schools, Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs), Virtual Mobility Grants and a mentorship programme

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Improving awareness

Collaboration with patients and their representatives to identify priority research questions in the field of BTC and gaps in clinical service relevant to BTC subjects and improve public education and awareness.

What We Do

Biliary tract cancers (BTC) include a heterogeneous group of aggressive tumours with an increasing incidence in Europe. Limited knowledge of risk factors and the lack of biomarkers for diagnosis are responsible for frequent late detection. These tumours are characterised by high refractoriness to conventional chemotherapy, and an unmet need for development of novel therapeutic strategies. Targeted therapies have proven to be a good option for only subgroups of patients, but their access is unevenly distributed across Europe, requiring urgent implementation plans for patients’ benefit.

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Scotland

Glasgow

29 Aug, 2024

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