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Pre-IMPAKT Training Course 2017: Impressions of Ambassador Fabrice André

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Thursday 9 February 2017

 

As the Early Registration deadline for the Pre-IMPAKT Training Course rapidly approaches, the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) conducted an interview with Fabrice André, one of the founders of the Training Course Task Force, to have his impressions concerning the course and the benefits of participating. 

  • What is the objective of the pre-IMPAKT Training Course and who is the target audience?

The objective of the Pre-IMPAKT Training Course is to provide the basics of translational research for professionals involved in breast cancer research.

Science and technology are moving very fast, so the basics we all received during our training are most likely out of date. Therefore, the goal of this course is to update attendees on these basics.

 Why is the Training Course such an important initiative?

Today, clinical scientists must have basic knowledge in the field of translational science and statistics if they want to design significant trials. Indeed, most of the trials now include genomics, proteomics and translational researchcomponents.

Breast cancer research will continue to evolve by integrating different fields, including molecular markers, pharmacology, survivorship, and complex statistics. This is why there is a need for young oncologists to be polyvalent and be updated in these different fields.

What motivated you to be part of the Training Course Task Force?

By being part of this task force I will ensure to have my seat reserved to attend this very popular course; attendance is limited to 100 seats!

How do you see breast cancer research evolving in the next decade; and how can young oncologists keep up to date?

Breast cancer research will continue to evolve by integrating different fields, including molecular markers, pharmacology, survivorship, and complex statistics. This is why there is a need for young oncologists to be polyvalent and be updated in these different fields. The Pre IMPAKT Training Course can offer them an update in translational research.