Biology of Cancer: Microenvironment & Metastasis
September 19 - 23, 2023
Abstract Deadline: June 30, 2023


Scott Lowe, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
M Celeste Simon, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine 
Valerie Weaver, University of California, San Francisco

We are pleased to announce the seventh 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 19, 2023, and end after a morning session on Saturday, September 23. Abstracts should contain new and unpublished material. The selection of material for oral and poster presentations will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs.

Inflammation and/or Cancer Initiation
New Principles of the Tumor Environment
Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts
Systemic Effects on Cancer Initiation and Progression (Diet, Aging, Stress)

Keynote Speakers:
David Tuveson, 
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Kornelia Polyak,
Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Confirmed Discussion Leaders:

Janelle Ayres, Salk Institute
Shelley Berger, University of Pennsylvania
Adrienne Boire, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
James DeGregori, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Mikala Egeblad, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Elaine Fuchs, HHMI, The Rockefeller University
Marcus Goncalves, Weil Cornell
Jennifer Guerriero, Brigham and Women's Hospital
David Gutmann, Washington University School of Medicine
Alec Kimmelman, NYU Langone Health
Sean Morrison, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Marina Pasca di Magliano, University of Michigan
Erika Pearce, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Ellen Pure, University of Pennsylvania
Jeffrey Rathmell, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Mara Sherman, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Humsa Venkatesh, Harvard University

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 website 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 the 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.

This conference is supported in part by the National Cancer Institute, a branch of the National Institutes of Health

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.

In-Person Fees:
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1705
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1600
Academic Shared Room Package: $1455
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $1085
Student Package/Double Occupancy: $1355
Student Package/No Housing Package: $985
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $2180
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1560

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

NOTE: We cannot guarantee housing will be on campus.
Room packages close 2 weeks before the meeting start date

Virtual Participation: Includes access to the oral sessions via Zoom, the digital poster gallery, the Slack discussion workspace, and the Leading Strand video archive.  If you are submitting an abstract for an oral or poster presentation, please plan to attend the meeting in-person.

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

Virtual Fees
Academic Virtual Package $325
Grad Student Virtual Package: $200
Corporate Virtual Package: $480

Late Fee (Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on September 14)
Late Academic Virtual Package: $425
Late Student Virtual Package: $300
Late Corporate Virtual Package: $580