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Welcome to the Translational Cancer Biology Symposium of the Centre of Excellence in Translational Cancer Biology and Translational Cancer Biology Research Program in Helsinki, Finland.
Symosium will be at the Biomedicum Helsinki 1 in the Lecture Hall 1 from 9:00 to 17:15. The symposium is open and free of charge for all the students and researchers of the field. Registration is required and includes lunch and coffees. Please notice the changed timetable of the Session I.
Please register to the Symposium: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/62349/lomake.html Please notice the changed timetable of the Session I.
Translational Cancer Biology Symposium
9:00 Opening words by Dr. Kari Alitalo
Session I: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Chair: Kari Alitalo
|9:05-9:35||Calvin Kuo, Stanford University, USA|
|Organoids for cancer modeling and oncogene discovery|
|9:35-10:05||Livio Trusolino, University of Turin, Italy|
|Putting drivers and targets in context: Lessons from colorectal cancer patient-derived tumor grafts|
10:05 Coffee break
|10:30-11:00||Robert Vries, Foundation Hubrecht Organoid Technology, The Netherlands|
|Organoids, a disease and patient specific in vitro model system|
|11:00-11:15||Carina Holmberg, University of Helsinki, Finland|
|UCHL5 as a potential prognostic marker in colorectal cancer|
|11:15-11:45||David Tuveson, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA|
|Redox regulation in pancreatic cancer|
11:45 Poster session with lunch and coffee
Session II: Microenvironment, Chair: Tomi Mäkelä
|13:30-14:00||Jeffrey W. Pollard, University of Edinburgh, UK|
|Tumor associated macrophages: From mechanism to therapy|
|14:00-14:20||Johanna Ivaska, University of Turku, Finland|
|Tumor stroma crosstalk regulates carcinoma cell proliferation|
|14:20-14:35||Pipsa Saharinen, University of Helsinki, Finland|
|Regulation of endothelial barrier by Angiopoietin-2 in tumorigenesis and inflammation|
|14:35-14:50||Päivi Ojala, University of Helsinki, Finland|
|Modeling molecular crosstalk of tumor cells and lymphatic endothelium in melanoma metastasis|
14:50 Coffee break
Session III: Mechanisms, Chair: Johanna Ivaska
|15:20-15:50||Christophe Lamaze, Institut Curie, France|
|Mechanosensing and mechanotransduction in breast cancer: Role of caveolae|
|15:50-16:05||Juha Klefström, University of Helsinki, Finland|
|Mechanisms of epithelial integrity loss in cancer|
|16:05-16:20||Pirjo Laakkonen, University of Helsinki, Finland|
|Metabolic changes that affect glioma survival|
Session IV: Immune therapy, Chair: Johanna Ivaska
|16:20-16:50||Karin De Visser, Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Netherlands|
|Cancer-initiated systemic inflammation facilitates breast cancer metastasis|
|16:50-17:15||Sirpa Jalkanen, University of Turku, Finland|
New players in lymphatics: Any role in cell trafficking?
Pre-Symposium Workshop for students will be on August 26, 2015.
Students can receive credits for confirmed participation on Pre-Symposium Workshop, Symposiun, and for presenting a poster.
If you wish to submit a poster to the poster session, please send your poster's abstract to Dr. Michael Jeltsch (Michael.Jeltsch@helsinki.fi) by August 23, 2015.
For more information please contact Kaisa Sarkkinen (email@example.com).