Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2014

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CANCELLED - Cancer Stem Cells: Advances in Biology and Clinical Translation (T2)

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Stem Cells and Cancer (J8)

Organizer(s) Tannishtha Reya, Craig T. Jordan and Philip A. Beachy
February 2—7, 2014
Fairmont Banff Springs • Banff, AB Canada
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 11, 2013
Abstract Deadline: Nov 6, 2013
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 11, 2013
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 3, 2013

Supported by the Directors' Fund

Summary of Meeting:
This meeting will bring together leaders in cancer research with the overall goal of defining new pathways and mechanisms that drive oncogenesis and that may be targeted in therapy. In particular, the meeting will examine the links between stem cell development and cancer initiation and progression: how signals active during stem cell development may be reactivated in cancer growth and relapse, the importance of the cell of origin for cancer initiation and the role of cancer stem cells in cancer propagation. The conference will also address how cancers grow and invade the surrounding microenvironment by highlighting work on in vivo imaging and metastasis. A major objective of the meeting will be to consider these issues in context of translation; key panels will discuss development of better preclinical models of cancer and designing more effective approaches to move basic discoveries to the clinic.

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Early Career Investigator Travel Award Recipients
made possible by National Institute for General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Ancillary Training Program Funding

Karen Denise Cowden Dahl
Indiana University School of Medicine, South Bend, USA

Syreeta L. Tilghman
Xavier University of Louisiana, USA

Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Pantelis Rompolas
Yale University School of Medicine, USA

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Scholarship Recipients

Anne-Katrine Frank
BRIC, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Karin G. L. Hermans
Hospital for Sick Children, Canada

Daniel Schramek
Rockefeller University, USA

The Elkes Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Courtney J. Fleenor
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, USA

Benjamin T. Spike
The Salk Institute, USA