Signaling Pathways in Cancer and Development
Organizer(s): Juan Carlos Izpisúa Belmonte and Geoffrey M. WahlDate: March 24 - 29, 2008
Location: Sheraton Steamboat Resort, Steamboat Springs, CO, USA
Our views of how cancer arises are changing dramatically. While cancer was originally thought to be a cell autonomous process, we now realize that cancers comprise aberrant organs, in which cell:cell, and cell:matrix interactions are critical. Furthermore, it now seems likely that not all cells within a tumor mass are, in fact, tumorigenic. Rather, specialized cells, that resemble tissue stem cells in some of their properties, may be responsible for tumor formation. Finally, the signaling pathways involved in normal development and in cancer have long been known to be similar. Studies over the past several years have given insight into how these pathways work, and how they can be manipulated for therapeutic benefit. Given all these links between cancer formation and development, and the potential applications to new treatment strategies, this conference has been developed to link these two important, rapidly evolving, and exciting areas.
Scholarship Deadline: November 26 2007
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 26 2007
Abstract Deadline: December 26 2007
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 25 2008