Sarah- Maria Fendt, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology
Raul Mostoslavsky, MD, PhD, Harvard University
3805 Walker Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80908
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Hours: 8:00am – 8:00 pm EST M-F
International : 623-516-6140
We propose to explore current understanding of the molecular mechanisms that allow cancer cells to leave the primary site, disseminate, and grow as metastatic disease in a foreign tissue. We will also explore how these cells avoid/resist treatment as part of such metastatic disease progression. Despite major advances in cancer treatment, once tumors metastasize, and regardless of the tumor type, prognosis remains dismal. New knowledge suggest that beyond genetic mutations, cancers cells may acquire non-genetic adaptations (metabolism, epigenetics, cell cycle resistor phenotypes, immune modulation) that could confer unique advantage to these aggressive cells. We plan to discuss new models to study metastatic disease, and current state of affairs in the field.
|Salvador Aznar Benitah, PhD||Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona|
|Adrienne Boire, MD, PhD||Memorial Sloan Kettering|
|Karin de Visser, PhD||Netherlands Cancer Institute|
|Ayelet Erez, PhD||The Weizmann Institute|
|Sarah-Maria Fendt, PhD||KU Leuven University, Belgium|
|Jaqueline Lees, PhD||MIT|
|Sean Morrison, PhD||University of Texas SouthWestern|
|Raul Mostoslavsky, MD, PhD||The Mass General Hospital|
|Erika Pearce, PhD||Max Planck Institute|
|Ben Stanger, MD, PhD||University of Pennsylvania|
|Sohail Tavazoie, MD, PhD||Rockefeller University|
|Christopher Vakoc, MD, PhD||Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory|
|Matthew Vander Heiden, MD, PhD||MIT|
|Karen Vousden, MD, PhD||The Crick Institute-London|
|Robert Weinberg, PhD||The Whitehead Institute|
|Sara Zanivan, PhD||Beatson Institute|
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