New Insights into the Role of Microbes in Cancer

November 12th - 15th, 2020



Chaired By

 Jannell Ayres, PhD, Salk Institute
 Ken Cadwell, PhD, NYU Langone


Important Dates

 09/12/2020 - Travel Form )
 10/12/2020 - Abstracts )


Venue Information

Geneva National Resort
1221 Geneva National Avenue, South
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
262.245.7000

www.genevanationalresort.com


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Program Description

Cancer biology and infectious disease research have a long history of cross-fertilization. Fundamental principles in cancer such as the idea that a mutation in a gene can promote tumor formation were established based on molecular virology experiments, and we now appreciate that many cancers have an infectious origin. The human papillomavirus vaccine and antibiotic treatment of Helicobacter pylori provide evidence that microbial triggers can be targeted to prevent cancer and save lives. More recently, ground breaking studies have identified the microbiome as a key variable in the development and treatment of cancer, including the efficacy of immunotherapy. Model systems and population studies are revealing diverse ways in which the collection of viruses, bacteria, and other transmissible agents that inhabit our bodies are impacting immunity. How do these microbiome members, either individually or as part of a microbe community, influence cancer immunity? We will discuss how our advanced understanding of host-microbe interactions can inform various steps of cancer biology ranging from initiation to metastasis. The meeting will also include an exchange of ideas on whether infection-based cancers are more prevalent than previously appreciated, and how to leverage the power of the microbiome to improve patient outcome.


Participant Information

Participant Institution
Janelle Ayres, PhD Salk Institute
Ken Cadwell, PhD NYU Langone
Heather Christofk, PhD University of California, Los Angeles
Gerard Evan, PhD University of Cambridge
Mark Febrraio, PhD Monash University Australia
Michael Fishbach, PhD Stanford University
Wendy Garrett, MD, PhD Harvard University
Doug Green, PhD St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Karen Guilleman, PhD University of Oregon
Howard Hang, PhD Rockefeller University
Kenya Honda, MD Riken Japan
Scott Lowe, PhD Memorial Sloan Kettering
Ruslan Medzhitov, PhD Yale University
Noah Palm, PhD Yale School of Medicine
Cindy Sears, MD Johns Hopkins University
Julia Serge, PhD National Institutes of Health
Karen Voudsen, PhD The Francis Crick Institute
Laurance Zitvogel, MD, PhD Gustave Roussy, Paris

Scholars Attending

Scholar Institution

Airport Information

Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) is the preferred airport as it is only 45 minutes from the meeting location.

  • Arrivals - Thursday at 1 PM, 3 PM and 5 PM
  • Departures - Sunday at 10 AM and 12 PM

Chicago's O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 1 1/2 hours from the meeting location without traffic. The Foundation can only accommodate 1 pick up per day at O'Hare. If you absolutely must fly into O'Hare (ie: International Flights) the Foundation will have the following pick up times at O'Hare:

  • Arrivals - Thursday at 3 PM
  • Departures - Sunday at 10 AM

Any other arrival times at Chicago's O'Hare airport must be arranged and paid for by the individual. You are welcome to arrive on Wednesday.


Abstracts

The abstracts should be only one or two paragraphs outlining the theme of your presentation and should reflect the objective and spirit of the meeting (see above). Abstracts will be circulated about one week before the meeting. The meeting organizer will start requesting them a month before the meeting.


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