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This meeting took place in 2010

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New Paradigms in Cancer Therapeutics (Z1)

Organizer(s) Arul M. Chinnaiyan and William R. Sellers
March 23—28, 2010
Fairmont Empress Victoria • Victoria, BC Canada
Abstract Deadline: Nov 24, 2009
Late Abstract Deadline: Dec 29, 2009
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 24, 2009
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 25, 2010

Sponsored by Abbott Laboratories, Genentech BioOncology and sanofi-aventis

Summary of Meeting:
The advent of genome-scale profiling technologies has opened up the possibility of comprehensively monitoring multiple layers of molecular aberrations in cancer. Alterations in the epigenome, genome, transcriptome, proteome and metabolome have all been observed in tumor development. A number of key molecular pathways have been found to be altered during cancer progression. Pivotal questions in the field include: Can these novel pathways alone or in combination be effectively targeted in cancer? Can we identify molecular signatures that will facilitate personalized medicine? What are the innovative therapeutic modalities that can be employed to target these pathways? The goal of this meeting is to tackle promising new targets for cancer therapy. These include targets such as recurrent gene fusions, epigenetic pathways, and metabolic networks. We will also explore the use of molecular marker panels to select patients for treatment. A number of approaches to therapeutic targeting will be discussed including novel biologics and RNA interference.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: November 24, 2009 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
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