Precision Cancer Biology and Medicine
Suzhou, China
May 4-8, 2015
Abstract Deadline extended to: March 20, 2015

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Organized by:

Patrick Tan, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, SINGAPORE
Cun-Yu Wang, University of California, USA
Paul Workman, The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK
Qimin Zhan, Peking Union Medical College, CHINA

We are pleased to announce Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Precision Cancer Biology and Medicine which will be held in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday May 4, and will conclude after lunch on May 8, 2015.

The conference will cover the latest exciting developments in our detailed understanding of the biology and genomics of cancer and the important translation of this understanding into personalized, precision treatment for cancer patients. It will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering new findings across a wide range topics in basic cancer biology, genetics, genomics and medicine. Therapeutic aspects will include molecular targeted drugs and immunological approaches together with the mechanisms and treatment of drug resistance. In addition, many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance to the theme of the conference. Social events organized throughout the conference will provide ample opportunity for informal interactions between speakers and other attendees.

Major Topics:
1. Oncoproteins and Cellular Targets
2. Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Malignancies
3. Emerging Concepts and Technologies
4. Target Identification and Therapeutic Discovery
5. Integrative Science and Translation
6. Genomics, Biomarkers and clinical trials


Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Arul Chinnaiyan, HHMI/University of Michigan Medical School, USA
Title: The Application of Integrative Sequencing for Precision Medicine 
Charles Swanton, London Research Institute, UK
Title: Spatial and Temporal Tumour Evolution: Implications for Precision Medicine 
Paul Workman, The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK
Title: Drugging the Cancer Genome

Confirmed Invited Speakers
Andrew Biankin, University of Glasgow, UK
Title: Pancreatic Cancer Genomics in the Clinic 
Fan Bai, Peking University, CHINA
Title: Single Cell Genomic Characterization of Circulating Tumor Cells
Andrea Califano, Columbia University, USA
Title:A Systems Biology Approach to Precision Cancer Medicine
Rebecca Fitzgerald, Medical Research Council, UK
Title: Harnessing Genomic Information for Early Diagnosis and Risk Stratification of Oesophageal Adenocarcinoma 
Andrew Futreal, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Title: From Data to Science to Medicine 
Joe Gray, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
Title: Linking the Ome to Multiscale Structure in Cancer
Mao Mao, Wuxi AppTec, CHINA
Title: Lung Cancer Gene Fusion Diagnosis and Targeted Therapies 
Title: Bridging Academic Science and Clinical Research in the Search for Novel Targeted Anti-cancer Agents
Seishi Ogawa, University of Tokyo, JAPAN
Title: Molecular Profiling of Human Cancer 
Hideyuki Saya, Keio University, Graduate School of Medicine, JAPAN
Title: Development of Cancer Stem Cell Targeting Therapies 
Yi Sun, Zhejiang University, CHINA
Title:Anti-angiogenesis and anti-lung tumorigenesis by targeting Sag/Rbx2 E3 ubiquitin ligase
Patrick Tan, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, SINGAPORE
Title: Genomic Profiles of Asian-Endemic Cancers 
Daniel G. Tenen, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, SINGAPORE
Title: Precision targeting of epigenetic silencing 
Cun-Yu Wang, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Title: Epigenetic Control of Squamous Cell Carcinoma Invasive Growth and Metastasis
Timothy Yap, The Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden, UK
Title: Modernising early phase clinical trials in the era of precision medicine
Qiang Yu, Genome Institute of Singapore, SINGAPORE
Title: New Insights in Molecular Pathways and Therapeutic Implications in Breast Cancer Metastasis 
Dihua Yu, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Title:Advancing precision cancer biology to reduce breast cancer mortality
Yinyin Yuan, The Institute of Cancer Research, UK
Title: Histology informatics for tumor microenvironment-driven precision medicine 
Qimin Zhan, Peking Union Medical College, CHINA
Title: Genomic Landscape of Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ESCC)
Zemin Zhang, Peking University, CHINA
Title:Bridging Genomic Features and Drug Responses by Cancer Cell Line Analyses

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (fellow's talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $100-$500) awards. For more details, please visit Stipends

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in May, 2015.

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Please kindly note:

1. Registration includes food, but does NOT include Housing. Due to requests from participants to provide more housing at lower prices, we have expanded our housing options to include some lower priced nearby hotels. After completing the online registration, you will receive a link to the full list of housing options.
*Reference Room Rate:
CNY 500 per standard room per night in the Conference Hotel (Worldhotel Grand Dushulake Suzhou)
Up from CNY 200 per standard room per night in nearby budget hotels (within 5 km)
CNY 400-700 per standard room per night in nearby 4-5 star hotels

2. The meeting registration is an integral package. We encourage all our participants to stay for the full meeting period and communicate with each other. No refund/discount or day pass is available for partial participation.

3. The early price will be available if the full payment is finished before the exact due date.
For USD participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if we could not successfully charge the payment from your registered credit card before the deadline.
For CNY participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if our bank account could not receive your full payment by wire transfer before the deadline.

4. For late registrations, your registration materials may not be guaranteed since the order is usually made in advance.

5. Please inform us your special request on food (vegetarian, kosher…etc.) or other things during the online registration or email us as early as possible so that we could make relevant arrangement accordingly.

6. Student package is exclusively designed for all the graduate, undergraduate and doctor students who have not received the doctor degree. (Student ID will be required upon arrival).

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