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This meeting took place in 2006

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Cancer and Kinases: Lessons from the Clinic (C2)

Organizer(s) Brian J. Druker, Charles L. Sawyers and Kenneth W. Bair
February 14—19, 2006
Eldorado Hotel & Spa • Santa Fe, NM USA
Abstract Deadline: Oct 13, 2005
Late Abstract Deadline: Nov 7, 2005
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 13, 2005
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 14, 2005

Part of the Translational Medicine Series, Sponsored by Pfizer Global Research & Development

Summary of Meeting:
Kinases are one of the most commonly mutated genes in cancer and numerous inhibitors of kinases involved in cancer are being tested in the clinic and many others are in development. Some such as imatinib (Gleevec) have been remarkably successful, while others have been much less successful. In addition, there have been significant improvements in the ability to synthesize specific kinase inhibitors. However, there remains a major need to understand the structural basis of compound selectivity, prospectively identify patients likely to respond to a kinase inhibitor, design improved pharmacodynamic endpoints, and understand the molecular basis of resistance to kinase inhibitor therapy. The goal of this meeting is to review the lessons learned from the successes and failures in the development and clinical application of kinase inhibitors to assist in more effective development and implementation of kinase inhibitors as therapeutic agents.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: October 13, 2005 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
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  3. Style
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  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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