We held a CMMRD consortium update workshop at the 50th Annual Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) in Kyoto. We were delighted to spend time with around 40 new and old friends from several countries and discuss some of the most pressing clinical issues involving CMMRD individuals worldwide. We heard talks from Dr. Rejin Kebudi, Dr, Eric Bouffet, Dr. Uri Tabori and Dr. Victoria Forster. We also hosted a panel discussion involving these speakers, plus Dr. Mark Kieran and Dr. Laurence Brugieres.
The 2017 IRRDC Workshop
In 2017, we hosted the first two-day International Replication Repair Deficiency (RRD) Workshop. A better understanding of inherited RRD syndromes will provide important information on the biology and management of the cancers that can arise somatically through these pathways. With that in mind, we brought together experts in the somatic and germline RRD so that this meeting acting as a stepping stone for future collaborations. The goals were to enable discussions around current challenges related to the understanding, management and treatment of RRD syndromes and it’s associated cancers. Several publications have emerged from this meeting, including one which transformed the diagnosis of CMMRD.