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This meeting took place in 2006

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Molecular Targets for Cancer Prevention (C7)

Organizer(s) Scott M. Lippman, Nancy H. Colburn and Andrew J. Dannenberg
March 6—10, 2006
Granlibakken Tahoe • Tahoe City, CA USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 7, 2005
Late Abstract Deadline: Nov 29, 2005
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 7, 2005
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 6, 2006

Supported by The Director's Fund

Summary of Meeting:
The most promising directions in cancer prevention lie in the early identification of high-risk individuals and the development of targeted interventions to prevent or delay carcinogenesis. A revolution in molecular studies and drug development has blurred the distinction between malignancy and pre-malignancy and between cancer therapy and prevention. Molecular targeted agents have produced major clinical advances in randomized controlled cancer prevention trials. Inflammation and obesity have emerged as important risk factors and provide new molecular targets for prevention such as HIF-1 and IGF-1. Molecular studies of fatty acid metabolism and stromal-epithelial interactions in carcinogenesis have identified targets such as cyclooxygenases, lipoxygenases, ECM proteases, and TGF-beta. Translation joins transcription as a new gene-regulation target for interventions; translationally regulated targets include c-myc and ODC. Imaging and proteomics have revealed new biomarkers that enable the early detection of cancer and enable more effective monitoring of drug effects in cancer prevention trials.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: November 7, 2005 (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.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:

A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying. Note: a graduate student is defined as a student who is studying for a higher degree at an academic institution. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with a Ph.D., M.D., or DVM degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue their desired career path, and is within 6 years of these degrees.

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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