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Cancer Epigenetics: New Mechanisms, New Therapies
Organizer(s): François Fuks and Anne Brunet
Date: February 10 - 14, 2018
Location: Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, CO, USA
Sponsored by Cancer Research UK, Cell Research, Incyte Corporation, Merck & Co., Inc., Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Pfizer Inc. and Roche
Summary of Meeting:
The field of epigenetics has recently emerged as an essential component of oncology research, with altered epigenetic modifications considered to be critical hallmarks of cancers. Unlike mutations, epigenetic aberrations are reversible and as a result, epigenetic therapies hold great promise as anti-cancer agents. For these novel therapies to succeed, a key challenge is to fully understand the nature and the mechanisms that lead to epigenetic changes in cancer. Another essential challenge is to make sense of the avalanche of data flowing from increasingly powerful 'omics-based' technologies. Despite these challenges, never has the potential for scientific and clinical breakthroughs in this field been greater. Bringing together both the academic and the pharmaceutical communities, this Keystone Symposia conference will focus on: 1) The newest findings concerning the mechanisms by which epigenetic pathways are established and maintained in normal and stem cells, and how these go awry during aging and cancer, with a special emphasis on histone modifications, chromatin remodeling and the unexpected increased number of DNA modifications ((hydroxy)methylcytosine and methyladenine); 2) The growing roles of noncoding RNAs in cancer and the emergence of the new and exciting realm of RNA epigenetics; 3) Use of new omics technologies to interrogate altered epigenetic landscapes in tumors and assess their clinical implications; and 4) Novel and promising therapeutic drugs aimed at reversing specific epigenetic alterations. Ultimately, the meeting will provide great opportunities for senior and junior scientists to meet the leaders in the field from both academia and industry, hence forging exciting interdisciplinary interactions and creating potential new collaborations in the burgeoning area of cancer epigenetics.
Scholarship Deadline: October 10 2017
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 10 2017
Abstract Deadline: November 8 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 12 2017
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Cancer Research UKCell ResearchIncyte CorporationMerck & Co., Inc.Novartis Institutes for BioMedical ResearchPfizer Inc.Roche
We gratefully acknowledge additional support from these exhibitors at this conference:
EpiCypher
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Abcam plc
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Merck & Co., Inc.

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Grant No. 1 R13 CA224772-01
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 CA224772-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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