International Conference OncoNephrology

International Conference OncoNephrology

An Emerging Field In Medicine

OncoNephrology is an emerging field in medicine. Cancer patients may suffer of particular renal diseases that necessitate a joined and specialized approach. Furthermore, cancer therapy often causes both acute and chronic kidney injuries and the introduction of many targeted therapies have made more frequent the association between kidney disease and cancer. Besides, the evident improvements in cancer therapy have leaded to a longer survival of cancer patients affected by reduced kidney function. Based on these observations, it is mandatory that nephrologists should become more expert of cancer biology and therapy in order to deliver the best nephrology care possible and to be fully integrated in the multidisciplinary team approach to most cancer patients. In this meeting we will address the key issues at this challenging clinical interface including many unresolved basic science questions such as the high frequency of tumours in kidney transplanted patients. To this end, we have gathered highly qualified faculty members from all over the world and we have also invited young nephrologists and oncologists to present their original observations that will be highlighted in two large poster sessions. Finally we would like to thank Menarini International Foundation for the generous support that has made possible the realization of this large international conference.

Dal 7 al 9 dicembre