Cellular signalling and cancer therapy

The processes involved in cancer initiation and progression are highly complex, and a detailed knowledge of the involved mechanisms at molecular, cellular and organismal level is needed to improve both diagnostic tools and patient treatment. Genomic and post-genomic/proteomic technologies have not only delivered a wealth of information about the complex networks underlying carcinogenesis, but at the same time broke the ground for new strategies in developing modern anti-cancer treatments. This EMBO Conference brings together leading experts from different scientific disciplines to discuss new findings and future challenges in cancer research.
The programme will focus on the following topics:
molecular cancer therapeutics
oncogenic signalling networks
cancer metastasis
cell metabolism and cancer development
role of inflammation in cancer progression
involvement of cell death and autophagy pathways in cancer pathogenesis
molecularly-targeted therapies
+ show speakers and program

Shizuo Akira
Osaka University, JP

Alan Ashwort
The Institute of Cancer Research, UK

Manuela Baccarini
Max F. Perutz Laboratories, AT

Frances Balkwill
Barts Cancer Institute, UK

Mariano Barbacid
Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), ES

Hans Bos
University Medical Center (UMC Utrecht), NL

Roger Daly
Monash University, AU

Vishva Dixit
Genentech, US

Margaret Frame
Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, UK

Tony Hunter
Salk Institute, US

Jacqueline Jacobs
Netherlands Cancer Institute, NL

Peter Krammer
German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ), DE

Bob Lefkowitz
Duke University, US

Richard Marais
Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, UK

Chris Marshall
The Institute of Cancer Research, UK

Joan Massagué
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), US

René Medema
Netherlands Cancer Institute, NL

Yoshinori Ohsumi
Tokyo Tech, JP

Ruth Palmer
Umeå University, SE

Pier Paolo Di Fiore
Institute of Molecular Oncology Foundation (IFOM), IT

Manolis Pasparakis
University of Cologne, DE

Joseph Schlessinger
Yale University, US

Brenda Schulman
St. Jude Children's Hospital, US

John Scott
University of Washington, US

Maria Sibilia
Medical University of Vienna, AT

Katharina Simon
University of Oxford, UK

Anne Simonsen
University of Oslo, NO

Fiona Watt
University of Cambridge, UK

23 May - 27 May 2014
Cavtat,
Croatia (Hrvatska)
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