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Changing Landscape of the Cancer Genome (F3)

Organizer(s) Lynda Chin, Christoph Lengauer and Michael Stratton
June 20—25, 2011
Boston Park Plaza • Boston, MA USA
Abstract Deadline: Mar 7, 2011
Late Abstract Deadline: Mar 21, 2011
Scholarship Deadline: Feb 21, 2011
Early Registration Deadline: Apr 20, 2011

Sponsored by Bayer USA Foundation, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Pfizer Inc.

Summary of Meeting:
Large scale cancer-genomics across the globe are capturing increasingly detailed views of the cancer genomes. These data have the potential to transform every aspect of cancer research. The challenges now are to decipher what the genomic landscape is teaching us about the initiation, progression and clinical behavior of a tumor. The goals of this meeting are (1) to bring together the data producers and analysts to share their latest findings, both technical and biological, from large-scale cancer genomic projects and address the challenges in analyses of these complex cancer genomic data; (2) to highlight how these genomic data are enabling a system/network-view of the genome and how the patterns of mutations are teaching new insight into underlying etiologies; and (3) to explore how cancer genomics can impact on drug discovery and development.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: February 21, 2011 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
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Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

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Review Criteria

Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

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