Workshop on Pancteatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers - tumors are often diagnosed at advanced stages of the disease and metastasize rapidly. This one week discussion course will provide a comprehensive overview of clinical and biological aspects of pancreatic cancer with special emphasis on disease diagnosis and management, molecular pathways involved in tumor development and progression, mechanism-based therapeutic strategies, advanced research tools, and ethical concerns. Attendees will be able to interact with senior investigators on a one-to-one basis in an informal environment. Non-faculty students may be eligible for partial stipends, depending on stated need. Applications are invited from medical and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty.

Topics include:

- Organ Overview: Anatomy, Physiology
- Clinical Aspects of Pancreatic Cancer: Diagnosis, Treatment
- Molecular Genetics of Pancreatic Cancer: Gene signatures, Pre-Disposition Syndromes
- Pathobiology of Pancreatic Cancer: Pathways, Cell of Origin, Tumor Microenvironment
- Tools and techniques: Mouse Models, Imaging, Genomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Bioinformatics
- Therapeutics: Target identification and validation, Pre-clincial studies, Clinical Trial design
- Resources: Biobanks, Funding Strategies
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Arranged by :
Dafna Bar-Sagi, New York University Medical Center
Anirban Maitra, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
David Tuveson, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Speakers in the last course included:
Elizabeth Garrett-Mayers, Medical University of South Carolina
Michael Goggins, Johns Hopkins University
William Hahn, Harvard Medical School
Matthias Hebrok, University of California, San Francisco
Tony Hollingsworth, University of Nebraska
Kim Kelly, University of Virginia
Hedy Kindler, University of Chicago
Craig Logsdon, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Daniel Longnecker, Dartmouth Medical School
Alex Megibow, New York University
Akhilesh Pandey, Johns Hopkins University
Jon Pollack, Stanford University
Diane Simeone, University of Michigan
Barbara Spalholz, National Cancer Institute
Margaret Tempero, University of California, San Francisco
Donna Vogel, John Hopkins University
Bob Vonderheide, University of Pennsylvania
Anna Wu, University of California, Los Angeles

26 May - 2 Jun 2013
Cold Spring Harbor
United States of America
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