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The Role of Inflammation during Carcinogenesis (E2)

Organizer(s) Jeffrey W. Pollard and Laurence Egan
May 20—25, 2012
Royal Dublin Society • Dublin 4, Ireland
Abstract Deadline: Jan 20, 2012
Late Abstract Deadline: Feb 21, 2012
Scholarship Deadline: Jan 20, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: Mar 20, 2012

Organized in Collaboration with Science Foundation Ireland. Sponsored by Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. and Pfizer Inc.

Summary of Meeting:
There is a growing appreciation that inflammation is the root cause of many cancers. Epidemiological and infectious disease literature supports this hypothesis. In addition, there is a growing body of experimental support confirming the role of inflammation in cancer initiation. However, once tumors are established, this inflammatory response changes and a set of immune cells are recruited that are immunomodulatory and not inflammatory. These types of immune cells, particularly those of the innate system, are also recruited to tumors in which there is no evidence for inflammation as a cause of tumorigenesis. This phenomenon has sometimes been called sterile inflammation. These immune cells enhance tumor progression and metastasis by promoting angiogenesis, enhancing tumor cell migration, invasion and intravasation and suppressing anti-tumor immunity. The conference will address the mechanisms behind the recruitment of the immune cells and their function, the switches in type of inflammatory responses during tumor progression and the actions of these cells in tumor promotion both at the primary and metastatic sites.

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Biogen Idec ECITA Scholarship Recipients

Fatima Rivas
Louisiana State University, USA

Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Azadeh Arabzadeh
McGill University, Canada

Metamia Ciampricotti
Netherlands Cancer Institute, Netherlands

Tomer Cooks
National Institutes of Health, USA

Geneviève Coulombe
Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

Amy N. Courtney
Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Jeremy Dupaul-Chicoine
McGill University, Canada

Rikke Eefsen
Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark

Laura K. Fogli
New York University School of Medicine, USA

Keystone Symposia Donor Funds Scholarship Recipients

Alejandra De Angulo
University of Texas, Austin, USA

Amy Fitzsimons
Queen's University Belfast, UK

Ruth A. Franklin
Harvard University, USA

Maria Gracia Garcia Mendoza
University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

Devikala Gurusamy
University of Cincinnati, USA

Michael F. Gutknecht
University of Virginia, USA

Lori Hartnett
National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Pratyusha Mandal
Emory University, USA

Tze Wei Poh
Kyowa Hakko Kirin, Singapore

Jillian L. Pope
Vanderbilt University, USA

Ramona Price
Texas State University, USA

Maria Eugenia Vega
University of Pennsylvania, USA

Sachi Nakashima Memorial Fellowship Scholarship Scholarship Recipients

Aleksandar David Kostic
Broad Institute, USA