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Stem Cells and Cancer
joint with Developmental Pathways and Cancer: Wnt, Notch and Hedgehog
Organizer(s): Tannishtha Reya, Craig T. Jordan and Philip A. Beachy
Date: February 02 - 07, 2014
Location: Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, AB, Canada
Supported by the Directors' Fund
Summary of Meeting:
This meeting will bring together leaders in cancer research with the overall goal of defining new pathways and mechanisms that drive oncogenesis and that may be targeted in therapy. In particular, the meeting will examine the links between stem cell development and cancer initiation and progression: how signals active during stem cell development may be reactivated in cancer growth and relapse, the importance of the cell of origin for cancer initiation and the role of cancer stem cells in cancer propagation. The conference will also address how cancers grow and invade the surrounding microenvironment by highlighting work on in vivo imaging and metastasis. A major objective of the meeting will be to consider these issues in context of translation; key panels will discuss development of better preclinical models of cancer and designing more effective approaches to move basic discoveries to the clinic.
Scholarship Deadline: October 11 2013
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 11 2013
Abstract Deadline: November 6 2013
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 3 2013
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
AdipoGen InternationalCell Signaling Technology, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Grant No. 1R13CA183072-01
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