Janell Ayres, PhD, Salk Institute
Ken Cadwell, PhD, NYU Langone
Geneva National Resort
1221 Geneva National Avenue, South
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
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.
Travel forms are due 30 days prior to the start of the meeting to allow enough time to plan transportation.
Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) is the preferred airport as it is only 45 minutes from the meeting location.
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:
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.Submit Travel Form
Abstracts are due 30 days prior to the start of the meeting to allow enough time to prepare the meeting book.
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.Submit Abstract
|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, MD, 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|
|Defne Bayik, PhD||Cleveland Clinic|
|Semir Beyaz, PhD||Cold Spring Harbor|
|Camille Jacqueline, PhD||University of Pittsburgh|
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