Article Abstract

Report from the II melanoma translational meeting of the Spanish Melanoma Group (GEM)

Authors: Maria Gonzalez-Cao, Alfonso Berrocal, Susana Puig, Niki Karachaliou, Leticia De Matos-Arruda, Joan Seoane, David Escors, Carmen Alvarez, Jose Pedro Vaque, Aleix Prat, Claudia Wellbrock, Imanol Arozarena, Ivan Marquez-Rodas, Enrique Espinosa, Migue Angel Molina, Teresa Puertolas, Manuel Juan-Otero, Rosina Malagrida, Eloisa Jantus-Lewintre, Virtudes Soriano, Ana Arance, Jose Luis Manzano, Paul Lorigan, Thomas F. Gajewski, Rafael Rosell, On behalf of the Spanish Melanoma Group (GEM)


The II melanoma translational meeting of the Spanish Melanoma Group (GEM) was held in Barcelona, Spain, at the Hospital Universitari Quiron-Dexeus on November 3rd, 2016. The conference featured leaders in the fields of oncology, immunology and dermatology, all working at both national and international levels on basic research with direct applications to the clinical setting. The objective was to present cutting edge research on melanoma, mainly from Spanish research groups, but also from some international groups, with the aim of generating a network for future national and international collaborations. During a single day, fifteen speakers, seven biologists and eight clinicians, with a special focus on translational research, outlined the main findings of their ongoing studies. The moderators in every session were recognized GEM oncologists who guided discussion from the clinical point of view regarding the preclinical data presented. Herein, we summarize the main topics discussed during the meeting.