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This meeting took place in 2004

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Mouse Models of Human Cancer (B7)

Organizer(s) Allan Balmain and Tyler Jacks
February 17—22, 2004
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Oct 16, 2003
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 24, 2003

Sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Summary of Meeting:
The main theme of the meeting will be the exploration, using the best mouse models of the major human cancers, of questions related to the target cells for tumor development, the genetic basis to tumor susceptibility, sequential somatic genetic changes during tumor initiation promotion and progression, comparative mouse-human cancer genetics, the role of stromal/accessory cells, the immune response and cancer, and approaches to early detection using imaging or surrogate markers. A major objective will be to emphasize the parallels between mouse models and human cancers, and the advantages of these models to address questions related not only to the basic biology, but also to more practical aspects of gene discovery and therapy. Two of the sessions will be on the functions of stromal/endothelial/immune cells in cancer development to explore non-cell autonomous effects in tumor growth.

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    • Grammar and spelling
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    • 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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