Centre for Cancer Biomarkers CCBIO

Satellite symposium to the CCBIO Annual Symposium 2018

Liquid Biopsies

A Satellite Symposium on Liquid Biopsies will take place 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 22nd 2018 at Solstrand Hotel, the day before and at the same place as the CCBIO Annual Symposium 2018.


A rack of test tubes with liquids at a CCBIO laboratory.
Ingvild Festervoll Melien


The Satellite Symposium is co-organized by the Bergen Health Strategic Program of Personalized Cancer Therapy (Liquid Biopsies), the Centre for Cancer Biomarkers (CCBIO) and Professor Klaus Pantel, University Klinik Hamburg.

Professor Klaus Pantel, University Klinik Hamburg will be Key Speaker, with additional international speakers.  Professor Pantel is also an international affiliated investigator at CCBIO.

The Satellite Symposium will include presentations on Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs), circulating nucleic acids (DNA, miRNA) and microvesicles, with emphasis both on clinical applications and the biology of metastasis.

Updated information and registration will be available on this page. 

Registration: please use this registration link. Deadline is April 5th.

Preliminary program:

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 13:05 Welcome by Professor Bjørn Tore Gjertsen, Bergen, Norway

13:05 – 13:45 Liquid Biopsies now and ahead. Professor Klaus Pantel, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

13:50 – 14:30 Isolation, culture and characterization CTCs. Professor Catherine Alix-Panabières, University Medical Centre of Montpellier, Montpellier, France

14:35 – 15:15 Exploring tumor heterogeneity within Circulating Tumor Cells: Dr. Costanza Paoletti, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, USA 

15:15 – 15:45 Break with coffee and refreshments

15:45 – 16:25 Exosomes/microvesicles: Professor Guido Jenster, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

16:30 – 17:10 Circulating nucleic acids (Speaker to be announced)

17:15 – 17:30 Stavanger project presentation (speaker to be announced)

17:35 – 17:50 Bergen project presentation (speaker to be announced)

19:30               Dinner

Professor Klaus Pantel and other participants will continue their stay at the CCBIO Annual Symposium 2018 starting at the same place the next morning May 23rd and 24th for follow-up discussions.

Also see information on the CCBIO Annual Symposium 2018.