June 24 - 30, 2015
Application Deadline: March 31, 2015

Dafna Bar-Sagi,
New York University Medical Center
Steven Leach, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Anirban Maitra, MD Anderson Cancer Center
David Tuveson, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers - tumors are often diagnosed at advanced stages of the disease and metastasize rapidly. This one week discussion course will provide a comprehensive overview of clinical and biological aspects of pancreatic cancer with special emphasis on disease diagnosis and management, molecular pathways involved in tumor development and progression, mechanism-based therapeutic strategies, advanced research tools, and ethical concerns. Attendees will be able to interact with senior investigators on a one-to-one basis in an informal environment. Non-faculty students may be eligible for partial stipends, depending on stated need. Applications are invited from medical and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty.

Topics include:

- Organ Overview: Anatomy, Physiology
- Clinical Aspects of Pancreatic Cancer: Diagnosis, Treatment
- Molecular Genetics of Pancreatic Cancer: Gene signatures, Pre-Disposition Syndromes
- Pathobiology of Pancreatic Cancer: Pathways, Cell of Origin, Tumor Microenvironment
- Tools and techniques: Mouse Models, Imaging, Genomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Bioinformatics
- Therapeutics: Target identification and validation, Pre-clincial studies, Clinical Trial design
- Resources: Biobanks, Funding Strategies

Speakers for 2015:
Howard Crawford, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Giulio Draetta,
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Channing Der, University of North Carolina
Douglas Fearon,
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Matthias Hebrok, University of California, San Francisco
Sunil R. Hingorani, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Research Center
Tony Hollingsworth, University of Nebraska
Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Kimberly Kelly,
University of Virginia
Alec Kimmelman,
Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
Anirban Maitra,
MD Anderson Cancer Center
George Miller, New York University Langone Medical Center
Gloria Peterson,
Mayo Clinic
Diane Simeone, University of Michigan Medical Center
Margaret Tempero,
University of California, San Francisco
David Ting, Massachusetts General Hospital
Valerie Weaver, University of California, San Francisco
Brian Wolpin, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The workshop will begin on the morning of June 24 (students are requested to arrive on the afternoon or evening of June 23) and end by lunchtime on June 30. The workshop will be held at the Laboratory’s Banbury Conference Center located on the north shore of Long Island. All participants stay in easy walk of the Center, close to tennis court, pool and private beach.

Selection criteria for attendance at the workshop will be similar to that for regular Cold Spring Harbor courses. Limited financial support is available but will not influence the selection process. Workshop students are expected to stay for the duration of the course.

Cost (including board and lodging): $2,600

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are accepted into the course.