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Call For Abstracts: Breast and Gynecologic Cancers Researchers' Retreat





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Dana-Farber Harvard Cancer Center

Breast and Gynecologic Cancers Researchers' Retreat

Friday, March 16, 2012


On Friday, March 16, 2012, the Breast and Gynecologic Programs in the DF/HCC will sponsor a day-long symposium entitled “Breast and Gynecologic Cancers Research at Harvard."  This symposium includes all gynecologic cancers for the second year.


Abstracts are being accepted for the symposium. Abstracts should present original research on breast and/or gynecologic cancers which may be basic, translational, clinical or population based research.  Awards, with cash prizes, will be given in 4 – 5 categories. Abstracts will be published in a Monograph available to all participants.  The deadline is Wednesday, February 15, at 5 PM.  Please submit online to ktassi@partners.org with copy to clowe@partners.org


REQUIREMENTS: Abstracts must be 500 words or less, and fit on an 81/2 x 11” paper with 1” margins on all sides.  Include the title and authors at the top, acknowledgments at the bottom.  You may have one (1) figure or one (1) table both in black and white, and these illustrations must fit on same page as the abstract text.   Please specify the session for which you are submitting: 1) Risk, Prevention, and Disparities, 2) Clinical, Translational, and Imaging, 3)Genomics and Genetics, 4)Tumor Biology.


We invite all DF/HCC breast and gynecologic cancer researchers including Fellows, Post-docs, and Junior Faculty to attend and submit abstracts. 


David Bowtell, PhD, Head, Cancer Genomics and Genetics Program, and Principal Investigator Australian Ovarian Cancer Study at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, will provide the keynote presentation. The symposium, held at the Harvard Club (Commonwealth Ave., Boston) will begin at 8 AM (with check-in/breakfast available from 7:15 AM) and conclude by 5 PM. Seating is limited; advance registration will be required. On March 1, we will distribute a detailed agenda and request RSVP’s.


Please save the date, and please share this Call for Abstracts with colleagues, trainees, students, fellows, and junior faculty. 


Thank you,

J. Dirk Iglehart, MD, and Ursula Matulonis, MD, Symposium Co-chairs

 and the Planning Committee:  Ross Berkowitz, MD, Michael Birrer, MD, PhD, Steve Cannistra, MD, Daniel Cramer, MD, Ronny Drapkin, MD, PhD, Paul Goss, MD, PhD, Carolyn Krasner, MD, Stuart Schnitt, MD, Rulla Tamimi, ScD, Nadine Tung, MD, Eric Winer, MD