Tumor Metabolism and the Microenvironment
Scientific Organizers: Erik A. Sahai, Alec Kimmelman and Johanna A. Joyce
Date: January 24 - 28, 2021
Location: Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, CO, USA
Cancer is a major cause of mortality worldwide. Cancers result from mutations within somatic cells; however, their evolution and phenotype are determined by their environment, both local and systemic. Increased understanding of mechanisms that drive cancer will provide new avenues to reduce incidence and to treat the disease. This meeting will bring together researchers focusing on how nutrient availability and utilization influences tumors and those thinking about the multitude of inter-cellular interactions occurring within tumors. The inter-connections between these fields are becoming ever more apparent and this meeting will bring the fields of tumor metabolism and the tumor microenvironment together, sparking new synergies and connectivity between researchers. The extensive opportunities for discussion and large number of speaking slots available to early career researchers will help to nurture the next generation of talent and lead to the emergence of collaborative networks. To further enable this, we will include an optional afternoon session on “Transitioning to Independence” for early career researchers. Finally, a thorough understanding of how tumor systems can adapt and re-wire in response to challenges will be needed to ensure the new therapies being developed have the best chance of success as they enter clinical trials. One of the co-organizers is an active clinician and several speakers have been selected on the expectation that they discuss either clinical trial data or ‘in human’ studies. This will cement the linkage between cutting-edge mechanistic studies and human disease.
Registration opens in January 2020