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The Role of Inflammation during Carcinogenesis
Organizer(s): Jeffrey W. Pollard and Laurence Egan
Date: May 20 - 25, 2012
Location: Royal Dublin Society, Dublin 4, Ireland
Organized in Collaboration with Science Foundation Ireland. Sponsored by Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. and Pfizer Inc.
Summary of Meeting:
There is a growing appreciation that inflammation is the root cause of many cancers. Epidemiological and infectious disease literature supports this hypothesis. In addition, there is a growing body of experimental support confirming the role of inflammation in cancer initiation. However, once tumors are established, this inflammatory response changes and a set of immune cells are recruited that are immunomodulatory and not inflammatory. These types of immune cells, particularly those of the innate system, are also recruited to tumors in which there is no evidence for inflammation as a cause of tumorigenesis. This phenomenon has sometimes been called sterile inflammation. These immune cells enhance tumor progression and metastasis by promoting angiogenesis, enhancing tumor cell migration, invasion and intravasation and suppressing anti-tumor immunity. The conference will address the mechanisms behind the recruitment of the immune cells and their function, the switches in type of inflammatory responses during tumor progression and the actions of these cells in tumor promotion both at the primary and metastatic sites.
Scholarship Deadline: January 20 2012
Discounted Abstract Deadline: January 20 2012
Abstract Deadline: February 21 2012
Discounted Registration Deadline: March 20 2012
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc.Pfizer Inc.Science Foundation Ireland
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Biogen IdecFáilte Ireland
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EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization)
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