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Metabolism and Cancer Progression
joint with Cell Death Pathways: Apoptosis, Autophagy and Necrosis
Organizer(s): Eileen P. White, Craig B. Thompson and Chi Van Dang
Date: March 12 - 17, 2010
Location: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sponsored by Celgene Corporation
Summary of Meeting:
Otto Warburg initially drew attention to the distinct metabolic state of tumors compared to normal tissues over 75 years ago, where tumor cells commonly favor glycolysis over oxidative phosphorylation even in the presence of oxygen (Warburg effect or aerobic glycolysis). Insight into the role and mechanism of this metabolic switch in tumorigenesis, and the utility of and means to therapeutically exploit altered metabolism in cancer was not clear, other than for utilization for FDG-PET imaging. Recently the metabolic requirements of tumor cells and the links to common pathway alterations in human cancers have been gradually emerging. It is now apparent that metabolic demand in tumor cells is high due to deregulation of cell growth, and that this constitutive activation of growth signaling pathways can disconnect cellular metabolism from nutrient and growth factor availability. Subversion of cellular metabolism for biosynthetic purposes is required to sustain deregulated tumor cell growth but can also restrict energy production that can limit tumor cell adaptation to metabolic stress. Hypoxic and acidic conditions in the tumor microenvironment are byproducts of these events and are common features of the tumor microenvironment that can activate stress responses, influence tumor growth, and impair treatment. Many of the oncogenic pathways altered in tumor cells modulate cell metabolism while enabling growth in these adverse conditions. Adaptation of tumor cells to stress through activation of the catabolic pathway of autophagy and its role in damage mitigation and promoting tumor cell survival to metabolic stress is also now emerging. The vision for this meeting is to bring together leaders in the fields of cancer, signaling and metabolism to discuss emerging discoveries and their application to improving cancer therapy.
Scholarship Deadline: November 12 2009
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 12 2009
Abstract Deadline: December 10 2009
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 12 2010
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Celgene CorporationCell Signaling Technology, Inc.Seahorse Bioscience, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Grant No. 1R13CA144429-01
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