STATs: Importance in Basic & Clinical Cancer Research
November 15 - 18, 2017
Abstract Deadline: September 24, 2017


James Darnell, The Rockefeller University
David Levy, New York University Langone Medical Center
Valeria Poli, University of Turin, Italy
George Stark, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute

We are pleased to announce a new Cold Spring Harbor winter conference on STATs: Importance in Basic & Clinical Cancer Research, which will begin at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, November 15 and run through lunch on Saturday, November 18, 2017.


  • Jak-STAT Mutations and Genomic Functions
  • JAK-STAT Signaling in the Hematopoietic System
  • STAT3, Metabolism and Cancer
  • JAK-STAT Signaling and Regulation
  • Transcriptional and Epigenetic Regulation by STATs
  • JAK-STAT Inhibition

Session Chairs:

Richard Jove, Nova Southeastern University
Isabelle Marie, NYU School of Medicine
James Turkson, University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Invited Speakers:

Jeffrey Babon, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Jacqueline Bromberg, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Jean-Laurent Casanova, The Rockefeller University
Yuan Chen, Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope
Thomas Decker, University of Vienna, Austria
David Frank, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Jennifer Grandis, University of California San Francisco
Patrick Gunning, University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada
Steven Holland, National Institutes of Health, NIAID
Curt Horvath, Northwestern University
Stevan Hubbard, Skirball Institute & New York University School of Medicine
Giorgio Inghirami, Weill Cornel Medical College
Lionel Ivashkiv, Hospital for Special Surgery
Marja Jäättelä, Danish Cancer Society, Denmark
Maria Kleppe, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Marcin Kortylewski, Beckman Research Institute City of Hope
Andrew Larner, Virginia Commonwealth University
Ross Levine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Graziano Martello, University of Padua, Italy
Claudia Mertens, The Rockefeller University
Mercedes Rincon, University of Vermont
Carla Rothlin, Yale University
Veronica Sexl, University of Veterinary Medicine, Austria
Kevin Struhl, Harvard Medical School
Uwe Vinkemeier, University of Nottingham Medical School, UK
Stephanie Watowich, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Christine Watson, University of Cambridge, UK

Abstracts are welcomed on all scientific topics related to the STAT family of proteins and cancer. They should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made.

We are eager to have as many young people as possible to attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. We have applied for funds from industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Please apply in writing via email to Maureen Morrow and state your financial needs; preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.

Social Media:

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Academic Package: $1165
Graduate/PhD Student Package: $975
Corporate Package: $1475
Academic/Student No-Housing Package: $795
Corporate No-Housing Package: $995

Regular packages are all-inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, a wine-and-cheese reception, and lobster banquet. No-Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due four weeks prior to the meeting.