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Mechanisms & Models of Cancer
August 14 - 18, 2012
Abstract Deadline: June 1, 2012

Dafna Bar-Sagi, New York University Medical Center
Karen Vousden, Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, UK

William Weiss,
University of California, San Francisco
Eileen White, Rutgers University/The Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Past Program

You are cordially invited to participate in the ninth biennial meeting on Mechanisms & Models of Cancer to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York. The meeting will begin on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, and will conclude with lunch on Saturday, August 18. The specific goal of this conference is to bring together a diverse group of scientists studying various molecular, genetic, biochemical and animal model approaches to the analysis of cancer. Junior and senior researchers will join to discuss their latest research findings and technical approaches toward the analysis of cancer models and mechanisms.

The format of the meeting will include morning and evening sessions consisting of eight or nine 15-minute talks per session, selected from the abstracts, principally on unpublished work. In addition, there will be two poster sessions, held in the afternoons. The organizers will decide the suitability of each abstract for oral or poster presentation, but please specify if you prefer a poster.  

Keynote Speakers:
Jacqueline A Lees, MIT Center for Cancer Research
Charles J.Sherr, HHMI/St. Jude Children's Res. Hospital

Tumor Suppressor Networks
Cancer Metabolism
Signaling Mechanisms
Mouse Models

Discussion Leaders:
Gabrielle Bergers, University of California, San Francisco
Joan Brugge, Harvard Medical School
Lynda Chin, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Karen Cichowski, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Frederic De Sauvage, Genentech
Tyler Jacks, HHMI/MIT
Michael Karin, University of California, San Diego
Scott Lowe, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Richard Marais, Institute of Cancer Research
John Maris, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Ari Melnick,Weill Cornell Medical College
Benjamin Neel, Ontario Cancer Institute, Canada
Carol Prives, Columbia University
Matthew Vander Heiden, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Apply in writing to stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.

We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor in August.

Support for this conference may be provided by:
National Cancer Institute

We have funds to provide partial scholarships for individuals who are US citizens/permanent residents from minority groups under-represented in the life sciences. Please provide justification in writing to and state your financial needs. Preference will be given to those applying who submit abstracts to the meeting.

Academic Package $1350
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1120
Corporate Package $1740
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $915

Corporate No-Housing Package $1170
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Regular packages are all inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, wine-and-cheese party, lobster banquet, etc. No Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the meeting.



Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Meetings & Courses Program
PO Box 100, 1 Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724-2213
Phone (516) 367-8346
Fax: (516) 367-8845