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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

Cellular
Cellular Reprogramming and Metastatic Disease

 March 19-22, 2020
 March 18–21, 2021

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

The
The Genesis and Function of Extrachromosomal Oncogene Amplifications in Cancer

 March 18–21, 2021

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

Aneuploidy
Aneuploidy in Cancer Development, Prognosis and Treatment

 April 15–18, 2021

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

Diet
Diet and Metabolic Therapeutics in Cancer

 April 22–25, 2021

Chaired by:
 Navdeep Chandel, PhD of Northwestern University
 Heather Christofk, PhD of UCLA
 Jason Locasale, PhD of Duke University

Neuroendocrine
Neuroendocrine Cell Fate in Development and Cancer

 April 22–25, 2021

Chaired by:
 Cory Abate-Shen, PhD of Columbia University
 Julien Sage, PhD of Stanford University

Spring
Spring Scholar Retreat

 May 13–16, 2021

Chaired by:
 Lucy Godley, MD, PhD of UChicago Medicine

Uncovering
Uncovering New Mechanisms of LKB1

 May 14-17, 2020
 May 13–16, 2021

Chaired by:
 Russell Jones, PhD of Van Andel Institute
 Reuben Shaw, PhD of Salk Institute

Targeted
Targeted Therapies in Pediatric Cancers

 September 24-27, 2020
 September 23–26, 2021

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

Fall
Fall Scholar Retreat

 October 14–17, 2021

Chaired by:
 Stephen J. Chanock, MD of National Cancer Institute

Immunotherapies
Immunotherapies and Mechanisms of Immune Escape

 February 11-14, 2021
 October 28–31, 2021

Chaired by:
 Esra Akbay, PhD of UT Southwestern Medical Center
 Monica Guzman, PhD of Weill Cornell Medicine

Emerging
Emerging Strategies to Overcome Heterogeneous Resistance Mechanisms

 November 5-8, 2020
 October 28–31, 2021

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

Graft
Graft vs Host Disease

 April 23-26, 2020
 November 11–14, 2021

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

New
New Insights into the Role of Microbes in Cancer

 November 12-15, 2020
 November 11–14, 2021

Chaired by:
 Janell Ayres, PhD of Salk Institute
 Ken Cadwell, PhD of NYU Langone

Mutational
Mutational Signatures in Pediatric Cancer-from Etiology to Therapeutic Implications

 January 28-31, 2021
 January 27–30, 2022

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

Biomolecular
Biomolecular Condensates in Cancer

 January 28-31, 2021
 January 27–30, 2022

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

Dynamic
Dynamic Histone Methylation and Chromatin Organization in Tumor Suppression

 March 4-7, 2021
 March 31–April 3, 2022

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

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