The Forbeck Foundation created a breakthrough meeting: "The Forbeck Forum" that inspires the greatest minds in medical research to find a cure for cancer. Explore our site to learn what makes the Forbeck Forums different than other cancer research meetings and conferences.

Upcoming Meetings

Leveraging

Leveraging Synthetic Lethality to Treat Cancer

February 20th - 23rd, 2020

Chairs:
 Carla Grandori, MD, PhD, SEngine Precision Medicine
 Christopher Kemp, PhD, Fred Hutchinson

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Cellular

Cellular Reprogramming and Metastatic Disease

March 19th - 22nd, 2020

Chairs:
 Sarah- Maria Fendt, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology
 Raul Mostoslavsky, Harvard University

Spring

Spring Scholar Retreat

April 16th - 19th, 2020

Chairs:
 Oren Becher, MD, Northwestern University

Graft

Graft vs Host Disease

April 23rd - 26th, 2020

Chairs:
 Bruce Blazar, MD, University of Minnesota
 Leslie Kean, MD, PhD, Harvard University

Uncovering

Uncovering New Mechanisms of LKB1

May 14th - 17th, 2020

Chairs:
 Russell Jones, McGill University
 Reuben Shaw, The Salk Institute

Targeted

Targeted Therapies in Pediatric Cancers

September 24th - 27th, 2020

Chairs:
 Steven G. Dubois, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
 Martine F. Roussel, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Fall

Fall Scholar Retreat

October 1st - 4th, 2020

Chairs:
 Stephen J. Chanock, MD, National Cancer Institute

Emerging

Emerging Strategies to Overcome Heterogeneous Resistance Mechanisms

November 5th - 8th, 2020

Chairs:
 Joan Brugge, PhD, Harvard Medical School
 Charles Sawyers, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering
 Kris C. Wood, PhD, Duke University

New

New Insights into the Role of Microbes in Cancer

November 12th - 15th, 2020

Chairs:
 Jannell Ayres, Salk Institute
 Ken Cadwell, NYU Langone

Biomolecular

Biomolecular Condensates in Cancer

January 28th - 31st, 2021

Chairs:
 Danfeng Cai, PhD, National Institutes of Health
 Alex Holehouse, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

Mutational

Mutational Signatures in Pediatric Cancer-from Etiology to Therapeutic Implications

January 28th - 31st, 2021

Chairs:
 Stephen J. Chanock, MD, National Cancer Institute
 Adam Shlien, PhD, The Hospital for Sick Children
 Jinghui Zhang, PhD, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Dynamic

Dynamic Histone Methylation and Chromatin Organization in Tumor Suppression

March 4th - 7th, 2021

Chairs:
 Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University
 Brian D. Strahl, PhD, University of North Carolina

Diet

Diet and Metabolic Therapeutics in Cancer

April 22nd - 25th, 2021

Chairs:
 Navdeep Chandel, PhD, Northwestern University
 Heather Christofk, PhD, UCLA
 Jason Locasale, PhD, Duke University

Spring

Spring Scholar Retreat

May 13th - 16th, 2021

Chairs:
 Lucy Godley, MD, PhD, UChicago Medicine

Fall

Fall Scholar Retreat

October 14th - 17th, 2021

Chairs:
 Stephen J. Chanock, MD, National Cancer Institute

The Forbeck Cancer Forums

Cancer's leading thinkers. Together in one room.

  • A meeting format unlike any other
  • Cutting edge collaborations
  • Experts from around the world
  • Support cancer's best and brightest
  • Helps accellerate progress against cancer
  • Incredibly unique scientific endevour
It's just an incredibly unique experience to come to a Forbeck Forum and learn from the very best people in the field.
Kris Cameron Wood, Ph.D. | Duke University