5th Zurich Symposium for Precision Oncology

Rapidly advancing treatment options and emerging technologies continue to contribute to the advancement of the field of precision oncology.


Grosser Hörsaal Path D22
University Hospital Zurich
Schmelzbergstrasse 12
8091 Zurich




9 am - 5.30 pm




This event will be held in English.

09.00 a.m. Welcome
Markus G. Manz, University Hospital Zurich
Thorsten Zenz, University Hospital Zurich
Matthias Guckenberger, CCCZ Outreach & Education
Session 1: Precise treatments in Hematological Oncology
Nadia Djerbi, Jan Bögeholz
09.10 a.m. Precision Proteomics (POLAR)
Christoph Messner, University of Zurich
09.40 a.m. ctDNA & Blood Cancer
Davide Rossi, Università della Svizzera italiana, Bellinzona
10.10 a.m. B-cell lymphoma and the Immune System
Tobias Wertheimer, University of Zurich
10.40 a.m. Short lecture: Dissecting blood cancer with drug perturbation and RNA sequencing
Lan Do, University of Zurich
10.55 a.m. Break
Session 2: Precision medicine in breast oncology
Isabell Witzel, Zsuzsanna Varga
11.20 a.m. Circulating tumor cells
Nicola Aceto, ETH Zurich
11.50 a.m. ctDNA & CTCs in breast cancer
Tanja Fehm, Düsseldorf University Hospital
12.20 p.m. Break
Session 3: Pathology
Marco Bühler, Chantal Pauli
1.15 p.m. Precise Pathology of Urogenital Tumors
Holger Moch, University Hospital Zurich
1.45 p.m. Precision Pathology of Lymphomas
Alexandar Tzankov, University Hospital Basel
Session 4: Nuclear Medicine & Radiooncology:
Nicolaus Andratschke, Matthias Guckenberger
2.15 p.m. Radiant Innovations: Image-guided Therapy in Nuclear Medicine
Alexander Maurer, University Hospital Zurich
2.35 p.m. Adaptive precision: image-guided high-precision radiotherapy
Panagiotis Balermpas, University Hospital Zurich
2.55 p.m. Integrating imaging in precision medicine
Mitchell Levesque, University Hospital Zurich
3.15 p.m. Interventional oncology – emerging minimally invasive image-guided therapies
Adrian Kobe, University Hospital Zurich
3.35 p.m. Break
Session 5: Data Science and Precision Medicine
Valentina Boeva, Bernd Wollscheid
4 p.m. Clinical data analysis in oncology/hematology in Denmark
Carsten Utoft Niemann, Copenhagen University Hospital
4.30 p.m. Keynote lecture: Innovative statistical approaches to analyze data from high-throughput genetic and molecular profiling
Oliver Stegle, DKFZ Heidelberg
5.00 p.m. Wrap-up
Thorsten Zenz, University Hospital Zurich