Cell-VIB Symposium: Hallmarks of Cancer

Organized by Cell Symposia & VIB Conferences
11-13 December 2016, Ghent, Belgium
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Cell-VIB Symposium: Hallmarks of Cancer
Organized by Cell Symposia & VIB Conferences

As one of the most investigated areas in biomedical research, the cancer field is rapidly advancing by translating biological insights towards better detection and therapeutics, including molecular classifications as well as immunotherapies. In the era of the genetically informed, emerging concepts in cancer biology and oncology research are colliding into precision medicine. In order to accelerate the development of personalized cancer therapies and further translate fundamental discoveries into the clinic, there must be open lines of communication at the interface between the lab and the clinic.

Our goal in organizing this Cell Symposium, Hallmarks of Cancer, is to convene global leaders in the cancer research arena to enhance our understanding of the key aspects of cancer and how to promote translation of this knowledge into the development of more effective therapeutics. We aim to provide a high-impact, high-profile forum for exchanging ideas and establishing a dialogue amongst clinicians, scientists and drug development companies. Keynote speakers will be Lewis Cantley and Laurence Zitvogel.

Symposium themes:

  • Tumor metabolism
  • Tumor heterogeneity
  • Tumor immunology and immunotherapy
  • Personalized cancer therapy
  • Metastasis and the tumor microenvironment
Top speakers: 

Laurence Zitvogel

Gustave Roussy, FR

Lewis Cantley

Weill Cornell, US

Peter Carmeliet

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE

Nika Danial

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard, US

Richard Gilbertson

University of Cambridge, UK

Caroline Robert

Institute Gustave Roussy, FR

Johanna Joyce

UNIL/ LICR, CH

Elaine Mardis

Washington University School of Medicine, US

Jeffrey W. Pollard

University of Edinburgh, UK

Angela Nieto

Instituto de Neurociencias CSIC-UMH, ES

Ton Schumacher

Netherlands Cancer Institur/Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, NL

Louis Staudt

NIH/NCI, US

Karen Vousden

The Beatson Institute, UK

Alberto Bardelli

University of Torino, It

David Lyden

Weill Cornell, US

Charles W. M. Roberts

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, US

Charles Swanton

The Francis Crick Institute, US

Jan Korbel

EMBL, DE

Padmanee Sharma

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, US

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sunday, 11 December, 2016
11:00 - 13:30
Registration
13:30 - 17:15
Session I: Tumor Metabolism
13:40 - 14:30
Opening Keynote
Lewis Cantley
Weill Cornell, US
Academic speaker
14:30 - 15:00
Karen Vousden
The Beatson Institute, UK
Academic speaker
15:00 - 15:15
Presenter selected from abstracts
Academic speaker
15:15 - 15:45
Refreshment Break
15:45 - 16:15
Nika Danial
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard, US
Academic speaker
16:15 - 16:45
Peter Carmeliet
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE
Academic speaker
16:45 - 17:00
Presenter selected from abstracts
Academic speaker
17:00 - 17:15
Discussion
17:15 - 18:30
Welcome Drinks Reception

The organizers are:

Cédric Blanpain, VIB, Belgium
Johanna Joyce, MSKCC, USA
Diether Lambrechts, VIB, Belgium
Jean-Christophe Marine, VIB, Belgium
Li-Kuo Su, Editor, Cancer Cell
Jiaying Tan, Scientific Editor, Cell

Monday, 12 December, 2016

Monday, 12 December, 2016
08:30 - 11:45
Session II: Tumor Heterogeneity
08:30 - 09:00
Elaine Mardis
Washington University School of Medicine, US
Academic speaker
09:00 - 09:30
Jan Korbel
EMBL, DE
Academic speaker
09:30 - 10:00
Charles W. M. Roberts
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, US
Academic speaker
10:00 - 10:15
Presenter selected from abstracts
Academic speaker
10:15 - 10:45
Refreshment break
10:45 - 11:15
Charles Swanton
The Francis Crick Institute, US
Academic speaker
11:15 - 11:30
Presenter selected from abstracts
Academic speaker
11:30 - 11:45
Discussion
11:45 - 12:30
Meet the Editors
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 14:30
Poster Session I
14:30 - 17:45
Session III: Personalized Cancer Therapy
14:30 - 15:00
Richard Gilbertson
University of Cambridge, UK
Academic speaker
15:00 - 15:30
Louis Staudt
NIH/NCI, US
Academic speaker
15:30 - 15:45
Presenter selected from abstracts
Academic speaker
15:45 - 16:15
Refreshment Break
16:15 - 16:45
Alberto Bardelli
University of Torino, It
Academic speaker
16:45 - 17:15
Caroline Robert
Institute Gustave Roussy, FR
Academic speaker
17:15 - 17:30
Presenter selected from abstracts
Academic speaker
17:30 - 17:45
Discussion
19:00 - 22:00
Meet the Speakers Dinner

The organizers are:

Cédric Blanpain, VIB, Belgium
Johanna Joyce, MSKCC, USA
Diether Lambrechts, VIB, Belgium
Jean-Christophe Marine, VIB, Belgium
Li-Kuo Su, Editor, Cancer Cell
Jiaying Tan, Scientific Editor, Cell

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tuesday, 13 December, 2016
08:45 - 12:00
Session IV: Metastasis & Tumor Microenvironment
08:45 - 09:15
Johanna Joyce
UNIL/ LICR, CH
Academic speaker
09:15 - 09:45
David Lyden
Weill Cornell, US
Academic speaker
09:45 - 10:00
Presenter selected from abstracts
Academic speaker
10:00 - 10:30
Refreshment Break
10:30 - 11:00
Angela Nieto
Instituto de Neurociencias CSIC-UMH, ES
Academic speaker
11:00 - 11:30
Academic speaker
11:30 - 11:45
Presenter selected from abstracts
Academic speaker
11:45 - 12:00
Discussion
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 14:00
Poster Session II
14:00 - 17:30
Session V: Tumor Immunology & Immunotherapy
14:00 - 14:30
Padmanee Sharma
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, US
Academic speaker
14:30 - 15:00
Jeffrey W. Pollard
University of Edinburgh, UK
Academic speaker
15:00 - 15:15
Presenter selected from abstracts
Academic speaker
15:15 - 15:45
Refreshment Break
15:45 - 16:15
Ton Schumacher
Netherlands Cancer Institur/Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, NL
Academic speaker
16:15 - 16:30
Presenter selected from abstracts
Academic speaker
16:30 - 17:20
Closing Keynote
Laurence Zitvogel
Gustave Roussy, FR
Academic speaker

The organizers are:

Cédric Blanpain, VIB, Belgium
Johanna Joyce, MSKCC, USA
Diether Lambrechts, VIB, Belgium
Jean-Christophe Marine, VIB, Belgium
Li-Kuo Su, Editor, Cancer Cell
Jiaying Tan, Scientific Editor, Cell