Biology of Cancer: Microenvironment & Metastasis
September 24 - 28, 2019
Abstract Deadline: July 22, 2019


Scott Lowe, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Senthil Muthuswamy, BIDMC and Harvard Medical School
M Celeste Simon, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine 
Valerie Weaver, University of California, San Francisco

We are pleased to announce the fifth 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 September 24, 2019, and end after a morning session on Saturday, September 28. Abstracts should contain new and unpublished material.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.

  • Metastasis & Dormancy
  • Phenotypic & Genotypic Heterogeneity, Single Cell, etc.
  • Plasticity, Epigenome, Hypoxia
  • Heterotypic Interactions - Fibroblasts, Immune, Vascular & Neuronal
  • Drug Resistance - Intrinsic & Extrinsic Mechanisms
  • Innate Immunity & Inflammation
  • Senescence
  • Metabolism
Keynote Speakers:

Daniel Haber, Massachusetts General Hospital
Tyler Jacks, David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Discussion Leaders:

Julio Aguirre-Ghiso, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Shelley Berger
, University of Pennsylvania
Ralph DeBerandinis, UT Southwestern Children's Medical Center
Myles Brown, Dana-Farber Cancer Insitute
Jayanta (Jay) Debnath, University of California, San Francisco
Channing Der, University of North Carolina
Peter Friedl, Radboud University, The Netherlands
Donald Ingber, Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Ian Macara, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Alberto Mantovani, Humanitas Clinical & Research Center, Italy
Sean Morrison, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Morag Park, McGill University, Canada
Manuel Serrano, Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), Spain
Padmanee Sharma, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Melody Swartz, University of Chicago
David Tuveson, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Valerie Weaver, University of California, San Francisco

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.

Social Media:

The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlcancer. 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.


Academic Package: $1,515
Graduate/PhD Student Package: $1,260
Corporate Package: $1,950
Academic/Student No-Housing Package: $1,025
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,310

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.