European Science Café in Houston - Is stage 4 cancer curable? Treatment paradigms for stage 4 metastatic colorectal cancer in the liver

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The Consulates General of European Countries in Houston invite you to a European Science Café with Dr. Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, chief of the Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Section, Department of Surgical Oncology, at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, on Thursday February 11, 2016 at 7pm.

- Where: The Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose Bld - Houston, TX 77006
- When: Thursday February 11, 2016 at 7pm
- RSVP here
- Presentation and discussions in English
- Free and open to the public
- Drinks orders: 6.30 -7 pm, before the presentation

Presentation : Is stage 4 cancer curable ? Treatment paradigms for stage 4 metastatic colorectal cancer in the liver

Although metastatic or stage 4 cancer is thought to be rarely curable with current medical treatments, metastatic colorectal cancer in the liver is an exception and meaningful options for treatment including surgery are available. The anatomy of the liver and its regeneration capacity allows for an array of effective surgical approaches. Dr. Vauthey will discuss why these approaches combined with other interventions before and after surgery provide hope for cure to patients with this cancer.

Dr. Jean-Nicolas Vauthey is a Swiss Professor of Surgery and, among other things, the chief of the Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Section, Department of Surgical Oncology, at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Dr. Vauthey’s clinical research focuses on methods to measure and to improve outcome after hepatic resection for hepatobiliary malignancies and proposed a standardized method for calculating the volume of the anticipated liver remnant prior to liver surgery. Dr.Vauthey is the immediate past President of the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-BiliaryAssociation.

The European Science Café is presented by the European foreign missions in Houston. This free periodic event aims to bring science to the public at large by featuring a renowned European scientist. We hope to develop and stimulate an enthusiastic network between the European scientific community and Houstonians.