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Tumor Metabolism and the Microenvironment

January 25-28, 2021 | 10:00AM EST | 3:00PM UTC | 4:00PM CET*
*Program is subject to change


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As we know, cancer is a major cause of mortality worldwide. Furthermore, cancers result from mutations within somatic cells; however, their evolution and phenotype are determined by their environment, both local and systemic. Increased understanding of mechanisms that drive cancer will provide new avenues to reduce incidence and to treat the disease. Therefore, this meeting brings together researchers focusing on how nutrient availability and utilization influences tumors and those thinking about the multitude of inter-cellular interactions occurring within tumors. The inter-connections between these fields are becoming ever more apparent and this meeting unites the fields of tumor metabolism and the tumor microenvironment together, sparking new synergies and connectivity between researchers. With the extensive opportunities for discussion and numerous short talk slots on the program, this conference will help nurture early career scientists, the next generation of talent, and lead to the emergence of collaborative networks. Moreover, there is an afternoon workshop on “Transitioning to Independence” for early career researchers. Finally, a thorough understanding of how tumor systems can adapt and re-wire in response to challenges is needed to ensure that new therapies being developed have the best chance of success as they enter clinical trials. To that end, several speakers have been selected with the expectation that they discuss either clinical trial data. This will strengthen the linkage between cutting-edge mechanistic studies and human disease.

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Regular Registration Rate: $275 USD
Student Registration Rate: $150 USD


Abstract Submission
for Short Talk Consideration:
December 14, 2020
ePoster Abstract Submission: January 11, 2021
Financial Aid Application: January 11, 2021


Financial Aid Opportunities

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, as well as individuals from low- and middle- income countries (all career stages) working in science and medicine related fields, are eligible to apply for a FREE registration code.

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Submit your abstract for the opportunity to be selected for a short talk presentation alongside field leaders on the meeting program! See Abstract Deadline for Short Talk Consideration

ePoster presenters will be provided with their own dedicated page on the event website to display their work in multiple formats and interact with meeting participants. ePoster features include:

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  • Poster PDF for download
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  • Contact information for private follow-up discussion

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Program Details

Speaking at this eSymposia

Donita C. Brady

University of Pennsylvania, USA

Lewis C. Cantley

Weill Cornell Medicine, USA

Navdeep S. Chandel

Northwestern University, USA

Heather Christofk

University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Karin E. de Visser

Netherlands Cancer Institute, Netherlands

Ralph J. DeBerardinis

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Mikala Egeblad

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA

Sarah-Maria Fendt

VIB Leuven, Belgium

Johanna A. Joyce

University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Alec Kimmelman

New York University Langone Medical Center, USA

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Additional Support

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by Grant No. 1R13CA254450-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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