Epigenetic Mechanisms and the Treatment of Cancer
joint with Transposable Elements at the Crossroads of Evolution, Health and Disease
Scientific Organizers: Tony Kouzarides, Rab K. Prinjha and Marisa S. Bartolomei
Date: February 27 - March 03, 2022
Location: Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, BC, Canada
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The 2022 Keystone Symposia on “Epigenetic Mechanisms and the Treatment of Cancer” promises to be incredibly timely. It will highlight the latest advances in the understanding of epigenetic drivers in cancer and relate this to the current epigenetic treatments of the disease. A powerful and unique aspect of this meeting will be the intersection of academia and industry. Academic presenters will highlight basic research into epigenetic pathways of cancer: what are the drivers; how they work; how does diet or the environment affect inheritance, susceptibility and mutation accumulation; what are epigenetic mechanism of cancer resistance, metastasis, and tumor plasticity. There will be an emphasis on examples where academics/clinicians have taken their research towards the clinic, through collaborations with Pharmaceutical and Biotech companies. Industrial speakers will relate their latest efforts to target cancer in a personalized manner, and report on emerging developments in anti-cancer therapies currently heading to or in the clinic. We envisage this meeting as an opportunity for academic, clinical and industry scientists to meet and collaborate. Young scientists will have the opportunity to see examples of basic research converted into concrete treatments for cancer patients, reinforcing the benefit of thinking about patient benefit and industrial partnering in their research. To facilitate their career choices along these lines, there will be workshops with panelists from academia and industry reflecting on their choices and experiences.
Scholarship Deadline: November 17 2021 details
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