Coffey-Holden Prostate Cancer Academy 2018
The 6th annual Coffey-Holden Prostate Cancer Academy took place at UCLA from June 21st – 24th. This annual, invitation-only meeting sponsored by the Prostate Cancer Foundation is uniquely designed to be a topic-focused think-tank composed of approximately 75 investigators divided equally by senior investigators and young investigators. The meeting is organized as a series of short presentations followed by lengthy discussion times.
This year’s meeting focused on understanding the heterogeneity of prostate cancer and how this biology contributes to treatment resistance and disease progression, in order to design improved treatment strategies for patients. The meeting included sessions focusing on genomically driven diversity and resistance, the ecology of the tumor microenvironment, recognizing heterogeneity, therapy-driven heterogeneity and resistance, immunotherapeutic approaches to heterogeneity, clinical trials designed for resistance and heterogeneity, and heterogeneity of metastatic disease.