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Mechanisms & Models of Cancer
August 1
2 - 16, 2014
Abstract Deadline:
May 30, 2014

Benjamin Neel, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Canada
Karen Vousden,
Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute
William Weiss,
University of California, San Francisco
Eileen White,
The Rutgers 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 12, 2014, and will conclude with lunch on Saturday, August 16. 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evening sessions consisting of eight or nine 15-minute talks per session, selected from the abstracts, principally on unpublished work.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:
Dafna Bar-Sagi, New York University Medical Center
Gerard Evan, University of Cambridge, UK

Arnold Levine, Institute for Advanced Studies & Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Tumor Suppressor Networks
Cancer Metabolism
Signaling Mechanisms
Mouse Models

Confirmed Discussion Leaders:
Cory Abate-Shen
Columbia University Medical School
James Bradner
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School
Lewis Cantley
Weill Cornell Medical College
Karen Cichowski
Harvard Medical School
Eyal Gottlieb
Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute
Nada Jabado
McGill University Health Center, Canada
William Kaelin
HHMI/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Yibin Kang
Princeton University
Anthony Letai
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Ross Levine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Guillermina Lozano
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Martin McMahon
University of California, San Francisco
Luis Parada
UT SW Medical Center
Morag Park
Rosalind & Morris Goodman Cancer Center, Canada
Carol Prives
Columbia University
David Tuveson
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory


Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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 $1380
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1145
Corporate Package $1775
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $935

Corporate No-Housing Package $1190
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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
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PO Box 100, 1 Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724-2213
Phone (516) 367-8346
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