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The European Multidisciplinary Colorectal Cancer Congress (EMCCC) is the European conference that truly provides a platform for in-depth multidisciplinary interaction among the various research areas involved. The Dutch Colorectal Cancer Group (DCCG) has taken the initiative for the EMCCC since 2001.
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common types of malignancies and much progress has been made in recent years in understanding the biology and treatment of this disease. These developments encompass almost the full research area including genetics, biology, pathology/prognostic markers, surgery, screening, systemic treatment, radiotherapy, and imaging. This implies that both pre-clinical and clinical research is becoming much more multidisciplinary oriented. The conference will have separate workshops on surgery, medical oncology, radiotherapy, pathology, imaging, gastroenterology, and genetics, but all other sessions are plenary in order to have optimal interaction between all disciplines. The format of the conference consists of workshops, keynote lecture, controversy sessions, satellite symposia, and oral and poster presentations on prevention and screening, diagnosis and follow-up, translational research, multidisciplinary management, genetics, evaluation of treatment, and updates on randomized CRC trials.