Forbeck Cancer Forums

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Since its founding in 1985, the Forbeck Foundation has hosted over 80 meetings covering diverse topics in cancer research.  While the meeting schedule is set for 2023 and 2024, we are now looking for meeting topics to host in 2025 and beyond. Meeting requests are open to all past participants of Forbeck meetings. Before submitting, please briefly search through our current and past meetings to ensure your topic has not recently been discussed.

Act fast, topics need to be submitted no later than Wednesday, May 3, 2023.

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call for SCHOLARS

The Foundation annually selects junior clinical or post-doctoral fellows to be Forbeck Scholars. Scholars apply to a specific Forbeck Forum. They need to have a very high level of scientific achievement as well as relevance to the topic. Awardees attend the Forum they applied to and then the Scholar Retreat for the following three years. During the Forum, recipients of the award have an unrivaled opportunity to interact with international experts in a particular field of cancer research. The Scholar Retreat, which they attend for the subsequent three years, gives them further opportunities to interact with their peers from different fields of cancer research and meet with international experts to discuss their work. Existing awardees have found these interactions invaluable in developing collaborations as well as opening up a variety of career opportunities.

Act fast, applications need to be submitted no later than Wednesday, October 18, 2023.

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Upcoming Meetings

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.

Mechanisms of Cancer Genome Rearrangements
August 18, 2024
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August 21, 2024
Aspen, CO
Forum Chairs
Peter Ly
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PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Titia De Lange
,
PhD
Rockefeller University
Isidro Cortes Ciriano
,
PhD
EMBL-EBI
Molecular Mechanisms Driving Metastasis
September 19, 2024
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September 22, 2024
Castello, Italy
Forum Chairs
Salvador Aznar Benitah
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PhD
Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona
Raul Mostoslavsky
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MD, PhD
Harvard University
Karen Vousden
,
PhD
Crick Institute
2024 Fall Scholar Retreat
September 26, 2024
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September 29, 2024
Mentors
Leadership Selection in Progress
Environment, Host and Tumor Interactions
October 13, 2024
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October 16, 2024
Aspen, CO
Forum Chairs
Janelle Ayres
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PhD
Salk Institute
Mark Febbraio
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PhD
Monash University Australia
Fusion Oncogene
November 7, 2024
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November 10, 2024
Englewood, CO
Forum Chairs
James Amatruda
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MD, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Kimberly Stegmaier
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MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Cellular Quiescence and Tumor Dormancy
November 14, 2024
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November 17, 2024
Englewood, CO
Forum Chairs
Hilary Coller
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PhD
UCLA
Addressing Disparities Among Populations in Cancer Research
December 12, 2024
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December 15, 2024
Pacific Grove, CA
Forum Chairs
Carla Daniela Robles-Espinoza
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PhD
Intl. Lab for Human Genome Research, U. of Mexico
Cassie Kline
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MD, MAS
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Sex Differences in Etiology, Epidemiology, and Treatment of Cancer
February 27, 2025
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March 2, 2025
Englewood, CO
Forum Chairs
Defne Bayik
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PhD
University of Miami
Amy Moran
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PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
Harnessing stroma-immune interactions for anti-cancer therapy
March 27, 2025
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March 30, 2025
Pacific Grove, CA
Forum Chairs
Max Mazzone
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PhD
KU Leuven
Sara Zanivan
,
PhD
Beatson Institute
Mitochondrial Stress in Cancer
April 3, 2025
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April 6, 2025
Smithville, TN
Forum Chairs
Marina Konopleva
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MD, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Aaron Schimmer
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MD, PhD
University of Toronto
RNA Modifications in mRNA Translation and Cancer
April 3, 2025
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April 6, 2025
Forum Chairs
Robert Banh
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PhD
New York University
Elena Piskounova
,
PhD
Weill Cornell Medicine
2025 Spring Scholar Retreat
May 1, 2025
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May 4, 2025
Mentors
Leadership Selection in Progress
Targeting Mitochondria in Cancer (immuno)therapy
May 15, 2025
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May 18, 2025
Forum Chairs
Lorenzo Galluzzi
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PhD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Kate McArthur
,
PhD
Monash University
Targeting Cancer Evolution
September 11, 2025
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September 14, 2025
Castello, Italy
Forum Chairs
Ofer Shoshani
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PhD
Weizmann Institute of Science
Sarah McClelland
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PhD, BSc
Barts Centre - Cancer Research UK
Persistence, Apoptosis, and Minimal Residual Disease
September 11, 2025
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September 14, 2025
Forum Chairs
Doug Green
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PhD
St Jude Children's Research Hospital
Dennis J. Montell
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PhD
University of California Santa Barbara
2025 Fall Scholar Retreat
September 25, 2025
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September 28, 2025
Mentors
Leadership Selection in Progress
Cell Death in Cancer Therapy
December 1, 2025
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December 1, 2025
Forum Chairs
Kristopher A. Sarosiek
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PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Cristina Munoz Pinedo
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PhD
Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute
Targeting Immunometabolism for Cancer Therapy
December 1, 2025
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December 1, 2025
Forum Chairs
Navdeep Chandel
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PhD
Northwestern University