Scientific outline

The topic of this year's conference reflects one of the most demanding problems in cancer research: it becomes increasingly clear that simple mutation/ inhibitor strategies following the classic idea of “targeted therapies” often do not work as well as expected. Thus, novel strategies taking into account the complexity of cancer are urgently needed - strategies having the potential to “Overcome treatment barriers in Cancer” that are hopefully available for clinical application in the near future. In order to present and discuss these novel strategies, internationally renowned experts in cancer research are coming together in Berlin 25 years after the wall came down aiming to “Make walls history” in the field of cancer research.