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Targeted Cancer Therapies
joint with Antibodies as Drugs
Organizer(s): Barbara L. Weber and Gregory L. Verdine
Date: March 27 - April 01, 2009
Location: Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, BC, Canada
Sponsored by Amgen Inc. and Genentech BioOncology
Summary of Meeting:
Recent advances in targeted therapy have unequivocally demonstrated the activity of these compounds in cancer patients. Following on the clinical successes of imitanib and trastuzumab, pharmaceutical companies have filled their oncology pipelines with small molecule kinase inhibitors. Work on identifying the most active agents for specific tumor types and increasing efficacy with combination targeted therapy has become the primary focus of translational oncology research. However, this field is in its infancy, with much to be learned about which molecules to target, how to go beyond kinase inhibitors, how to optimize dose and scheduling of these new classes of drugs and how to tailor therapy to the genetic architecture of individual tumors. This conference will bring together experts in the key disciplines of cell biology, biochemistry, molecular genetics, medicinal chemistry, imaging and clinical oncology to identify critical problems that may best be addressed using a multidisciplinary approach and foster those collaborations.
Scholarship Deadline: December 1 2008
Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 1 2008
Abstract Deadline: December 29 2008
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 27 2009
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Cell Signaling Technology, Inc.Educational donation provided by AmgenGenentech BioOncology
Genentech, Inc.
Lilly Singapore Centre for Drug Discovery
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Abbott Laboratories

GlaxoSmithKline

Merck & Co., Inc.
We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:
Cell PressRoyal Society of Chemistry
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