Inflammation, Infection and Cancer
joint with Immune Evolution in Cancer
Organizer(s): Johanna A. Joyce, Timothy C. Wang and Frances R. BalkwillDate: March 09 - 14, 2014
Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC, Canada
For many years, the presence of leukocytes in tumors had been thought to be a consequence of a failed attempt at cancer cell destruction. However, in the past decade it has emerged that tumors are not only effective in escaping from immune-mediated rejection, they also modify certain inflammatory cell types to render them tumor promoting rather than tumor suppressive. Indeed, inflammatory cells are an important component of the tumor microenvironment, and numerous clinical studies have established a positive correlation between inflammation and cancer progression. This conference will cover the latest research on the roles of inflammation and inflammatory cell subtypes on cancer initiation and progression. A special focus will be placed on emerging findings regarding the contributions of the host microbiome and infectious agents in eliciting an initial inflammatory response, and how that predisposes to specific types of cancer. Throughout the meeting there will be an emphasis placed not only on the mechanisms underlying the critical functions of infection and inflammation in cancers, but also on how to therapeutically target these processes in cancer. A critical component of this conference on “Inflammation, Infection and Cancer” will be the joint sessions held with the companion meeting on “Immune Evolution in Cancer”, emphasizing the latest results in understanding and therapeutically targeting the functions of different immune cells in the tumor microenvironment.
Scholarship Deadline: November 6 2013
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 6 2013
Abstract Deadline: December 10 2013
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 9 2014
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Grant No. 1R13CA183131-01
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