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Genetics and Biology of Brain Cancers

Genetics and Biology of Brain Cancers
December 13 - 15, 2009
Omni San Diego Hotel
San Diego, California
Early registration, abstract submission, and award application deadline: Monday, October 5, 2009
Housing deadline: Friday, November 27, 2009

Registration: www.aacr.org/home/scientists/meetings--workshops/special-conferences/genetics-and-biology-of-brain-cancers/registration.aspx
 
CHAIRPERSONS:
Lynda Chin, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Webster K. Cavenee, Ludwig Institute, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Paul S. Mischel, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Mitchel S. Berger, University of California, San Francisco, CA

This conference will bring basic, genomic, and translational scientists together with clinicians to discuss how to develop more effective molecularly targeted therapies for brain tumor patients based on a mechanistic understanding of the molecular circuitry of the disease. Please make plans to join us in San Diego for this important conference.

SESSION TOPICS INCLUDE:
Keynote Session: Defining the Clinical Problems
Point-Counter-Point Session: Targeted Therapy
Special Session: Genomics of Brain Cancers: A TCGA Update
Session 1:  Pediatric Brain Tumors: Developmental Origin and Clinical Implication
Session 2:  Adult Brain Tumors: Developmental Origin and Clinical Implication
Session 3:  Modeling Brain Tumors In vivo: Preclinical Therapeutics
Session 4:  Genomics and Genetics of Brain Cancers: Approaches to "Personalize" Brain Tumor Therapy
Session 5:  Translational Neuro-Oncology: Targeted Therapies and Resistance
Session 6:  Translational Neuro-Oncology: Drug Delivery and Imaging

Sessions 1-6 will have two proffered talks each.
Submit your abstract today for consideration.

A limited number of the accepted abstracts will be selected by the Conference Chairpersons for oral presentation. To be considered, please send an e-mail explaining why your abstract should be selected (100 words maximum). Further details are available on the conference website.

www.aacr.org/home/scientists/meetings--workshops/special-conferences/genetics-and-biology-of-brain-cancers.aspx