Stephen J. Chanock, MD, National Cancer Institute
Adam Shlien, PhD, The Hospital for Sick Children
Jinghui Zhang, PhD, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Asilomar Conference Grounds
800 Asilomar Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Meeting #: Refer to your packet.
Hours: 8:00am – 8:00 pm EST M-F
International : 623-516-6140
The signatures of mutation in cancer genomes are markers of past mutagen exposure or intrinsic DNA repair defects. Recent studies in childhood cancer have shown that mutational signatures can uncover a tumor’s origin - including whether it arose due to inherited mutation – and point to therapeutic vulnerabilities. In this meeting, we will discuss the enormous potential utility for mutational signatures in childhood cancer, in predicting future outcomes and eligibility to clinical trials, mechanisms for therapy-induced drug resistance, as well as performing “reverse genetics” – understanding the tumor’s past evolutionary trajectory and possible etiology. Knowing that childhood cancers are unique, this meeting’s participants will propose mutational signatures approaches that have been adapted for these patients specifically. This will include focusing on thresholds for detecting underlying mutational signatures, such as mismatch repair and homologous recombination, as well as signatures involving structural rearrangements, which are frequent drivers of childhood cancer malignancy.
The Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) is the preferred airport as it is only 20 minutes from the meeting location.
Mineta San Jose International (SJC) is 1 1/2 hours from the meeting location without traffic. The Foundation can only accommodate 1 pick up per day at San Jose. If you absolutely must fly into San Jose (ie: International Flights) the Foundation will have the following pick up times:
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is 2 hours from the meeting location without traffic. The Foundation can only accommodate 1 pick up per day at San Francisco. If you absolutely must fly into San Francisco (ie: International Flights) the Foundation will have the following pick up times:
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