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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

Mutational

Mutational Signatures in Pediatric Cancer-from Etiology to Therapeutic Implications

January 28–31, 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

Biomolecular

Biomolecular Condensates in Cancer

January 28–31, 2021

Chairs:
 Danfeng Cai, PhD, HHMI Janelia Research Campus
 Alex Holehouse, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
 Tanja Mittag, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Immunotherapies

Immunotherapies and Mechanisms of Immune Escape

February 11–14, 2021

Chairs:
 Esra Akbay, PhD, UT Southwestern Medical Center
 Monica Guzman, PhD, Weill Cornell Medicine

Dynamic

Dynamic Histone Methylation and Chromatin Organization in Tumor Suppression

March 4–7, 2021

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

The

The Genesis and Function of Extrachromosomal Oncogene Amplifications in Cancer

March 18–21, 2021

Chairs:
 Peter C. Scacheri, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
 Chia-Lin Wei, PhD, The Jackson Laboratory

Cellular

Cellular Reprogramming and Metastatic Disease

March 18–21, 2021

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

Original Date: March 19-22, 2020

Aneuploidy

Aneuploidy in Cancer Development, Prognosis and Treatment

April 15–18, 2021

Chairs:
 Uri Ben-David, PhD, Tel Aviv University
 Elsa Logarinho, PhD, University of Porto
 Stefano Santaguida, PhD, University of Milan and European Institute of Oncology

Neuroendocrine

Neuroendocrine Cell Fate in Development and Cancer

April 22–25, 2021

Chairs:
 Cory Abate-Shen, PhD, Columbia University
 Julien Sage, PhD, Stanford University

Diet

Diet and Metabolic Therapeutics in Cancer

April 22–25, 2021

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

Uncovering

Uncovering New Mechanisms of LKB1

May 13–16, 2021

Chairs:
 Russell Jones, PhD, Van Andel Institute
 Reuben Shaw, PhD, Salk Institute

Original Date: May 14-17, 2020

Spring

Spring Scholar Retreat

May 13–16, 2021

Chairs:
 Lucy Godley, MD, PhD, UChicago Medicine

Targeted

Targeted Therapies in Pediatric Cancers

September 23–26, 2021

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

Original Date: September 24-27, 2020

Fall

Fall Scholar Retreat

October 14–17, 2021

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

Emerging

Emerging Strategies to Overcome Heterogeneous Resistance Mechanisms

October 28–31, 2021

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

Original Date: November 5-8, 2020

Graft

Graft vs Host Disease

November 11–14, 2021

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

Original Date: April 23-26, 2020

New

New Insights into the Role of Microbes in Cancer

November 11–14, 2021

Chairs:
 Janell Ayres, PhD, Salk Institute
 Ken Cadwell, PhD, NYU Langone

Original Date: November 12-15, 2020

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