Mechanisms & Models of Cancer
August 16 - 20, 2022
Abstract Deadline: May 27 2022


Guillermina (Gigi) Lozano, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Elaine Mardis, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Martin McMahon, University of Utah, Huntsman Cancer Institute
Benjamin Neel, NYU Grossman School of Medicine


COVID-19: All participants planning to attend in-person will be required to provide documentary proof of full vaccination AND first booster (when eligible) with an FDA or EMA approved vaccine. Additional safety measures will be in line with current NY and federal guidelines. For more information, see COVID-19 Policies and Protocols.


You are cordially invited to participate in the fourteenth biennial meeting on Mechanisms & Models of Cancer to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The meeting will begin on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, and will conclude with lunch on Saturday, August 20.

Sample Schedule Outline

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evening sessions consisting of eight or nine 15-minute talks per session, selected from the abstracts, principally on unpublished work.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. The organizers will decide the suitability of each abstract for oral or poster presentation, but please specify if you prefer a poster. 

  • Experimental Therapeutics
  • Stem Cells, Lineage & Plasticity
  • Genomics, Heterogeneity & Cancer Evolution
  • Cancer Metabolism
  • Epigenetics & Cancer
  • Proliferation and Survival Signaling
  • Tumor Immunology 
  • Tumor Microenvironment & Metastasis

Keynote Speakers:
Douglas Hanahan, EPFL, Switzerland
Karen Vousden, Francis Crick Institute, UK

Invited Speakers:
Julio Aguirre-Ghiso, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Shelley Berger, University of Pennsylvania
Donita Brady, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Karen Cichowski,
Harvard Medical School/Brigham & Women's Hospital
Benjamin Cravatt III, The Scripps Research Institute
Daniel de Carvalho, University of Toronto, Canada
Nikhil Joshi, Yale School of Medicine
Dan Landau, Weill Cornell Medicine
Trudy Oliver, Duke University
Dana Pe'er, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Rushika Perera, University of California, San Francisco
Tannishtha Reya, University of California, San Diego
Padmanee Sharma, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Reuben Shaw, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Ashani Weeraratna, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Monte Winslow, Stanford University

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentations will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. The status of abstracts (i.e., talk or poster) will be posted as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers. Please bring this announcement to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating in the meeting.

Financial Aid: Please apply in writing via email to Val  Pakaluk if you require financial support; preference will be given to those submitting abstracts.

Social Media: The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlcancer22. Note that you must obtain permission from an individual presenter before live-tweeting or discussing his/her talk, poster, or research results on social media. Click the Policies tab above to see our full Confidentiality & Reporting Policy.

This conference is supported in part by funds provided by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health.


In-Person Fees
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1,655 
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1,555
Academic Shared Room Package: $1,415
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $1,055
Student Package*: $1,315
Student No-Housing Package: $955
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $2,115
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,515

*Student Housing is default double occupancy. Please enquire about availability and fees to upgrade to private room.

NOTE: We cannot guarantee housing will be on campus

Room package reservations close 2 weeks before the meeting start date

Rules for Virtual Participation: Virtual participation will include access to the oral sessions via Zoom, access to the digital poster sessions and access to the Slack discussion channel, and the Leading Strand video archive.

Presenters: Individuals submitting abstracts and facing financial barriers should firstly request financial aid (see above). Permission to present your talk or poster virtually will be given only in exceptional circumstances and on a case-by-case basis. If you think you are eligible for an exemption from the requirement to present in person, please provide a justification in writing via email to Val Pakaluk.

Non-presenting participants: We plan to broaden access to the conference by allowing certain categories of non-presenting participants to attend virtually at reduced fees. Categories include: 
1. Individuals from low & middle-income countries; 
2. Individuals from non-LMIC countries in Asia, Australasia, Africa or South America; 
3. Individuals from US & Canadian minority-serving institutions; 
4. Individuals with a demonstrable financial barrier; 
5. Individuals with family obligations or other special circumstances. 
For categories 4 & 5 above, please provide a justification via email to Val Pakaluk

Late Fee (Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on August 11, 2022)

Late Academic Virtual Package: $395
Late Student Virtual Package: $280
Late Corporate Virtual Package: $535