Biology of Cancer: Microenvironment & Metastasis
October 10 - 14, 2017
Abstract Deadline: July 21, 2017


Scott Lowe, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Senthil Muthuswamy, BIDMC and Harvard Medical School
M Celeste Simon, University of Pennsylvania Medical School

We are pleased to announce the fourth Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting on the Biology of Cancer: Microenvironment & Metastasis. The meeting will begin at 7:30 pm on the evening of Tuesday October 10,  2017, and end with a joint keynote session (shared with the Next Generation Cancer Clinical Trials meeting), closing reception and banquet on Friday October 13, with regular departures on Saturday morning, after breakfast. Abstracts should contain new and unpublished material. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs.

  • Junior Stars Session I
  • Tumor Immunology
  • Therapeutics and Resistance
  • Epigenome / Plasticity / Heterogeneity
  • Translational Control and Stress Adaptation
  • Junior Stars Session II / Talk on Careers in Science
  • Metastasis / Detection / Dormancy
  • Tumor Context and RNA
  • Systemic Effects of Cancer
    Keynote Speakers (Joint Session Friday 4pm):
    Thomas Lynch, CSO, Bristol-Myers Squibb
    Elaine Mardis, Nationwide Children's Hospital Research Institute
    Joan Massague, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Discussion Leaders:

    Cory Abate-Shen, Columbia University Medical School
    Dafna Bar-Sagi, New York University Medical Center
    Lewis Chodosh, UPenn Perelman School of Medicine
    Mikala Egeblad, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    Douglas Fearon, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    Thomas Gajewski, University of Chicago Medical School
    Cyrus Ghajar, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Joe Gray, Oregon Health & Science University
    Nada Kalaany, Boston Children's Hospital
    William Kaelin, HHMI/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Yibin Kang, Princeton University
    David Lyden, Weill Cornell Medical College
    Pier-Paolo Pandolfi, BIDMC and Harvard Medical School
    David Spector, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    Ben Stanger, UPenn Perelman School of Medicine
    Bruce R. Zetter, Boston Children's Hospital

    Please bring this notice to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating in the meeting.

    All abstracts must be submitted by the abstract deadline. Late registrations may be accepted after the abstract deadline if the meeting is not oversubscribed. In the event of over-subscription, every effort will be made to ensure that all groups who wish to participate will be represented. The 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. Please apply in writing via email to Val Pakaluk and state your financial needs; preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.

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

    Major support for this meeting is generously provided by Northwell Health.

    Academic Package $1,455
    Graduate/PhD Student Package $1,210
    Corporate Package $1,865
    Academic/Student No-Housing Package $985
    Corporate No-Housing Package $1,250

    Participants registering for both the Biology of Cancer: Microenvironment and Metastasis meeting and the Next Generation Cancer Clinical Trials meeting are eligible for a 15% discount on their total fee. Please notify Val Pakaluk if you have registered for both meetings

    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.