9th Annual Biomarkers Congress
Joint Metastasis Research Society-AACR Conference on Metastasis

Schedule of Presentations:

Sunday, August 3, 2008
09:00:00 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: "HOW TO MAKE A PRESENTATION"
19:00:00 Keynote Presentation: Identifying Breast Metastasis Genes and Functions Joan Massagué
19:00:00 Paget-Ewing Award Presentation Danny R. Welch
19:00:00 Welcome and Introductory Remarks Danny R. Welch
19:00:00 OPENING SESSION
21:00:00 OPENING RECEPTION
Monday, August 4, 2008
08:30:00 Patient-derived Breast Tumor Xenografts: A Tool for Identification and Targeting of Tumor Initiating Cells Marie France Poupon
08:30:00 Regulation of Tumor Growth and Metastasis by the Antizyme Pathway Bruce R. Zetter
08:30:00 SESSION 1: TUMOR CELL INTERACTIONS WITH THE MICROENVIRONMENT Lynn M. Matrisian, Kent W. Hunter
08:30:00 Signal Transduction Pathways Activated by Tumor Metastasis Suppressors Marsha R. Rosner
08:30:00 Forcing Transformation Valerie M Weaver
08:30:00 Imaging Proteolytic Activity at Primary and Metastatic Sites Lynn M. Matrisian
12:00:00 New Presentation Erik W. Thompson
13:30:00 A Novel Mechanism of Colon Cancer Invasion: Role of CCR1+ Myeloid Cells Makoto Mark Taketo
13:30:00 Mechanisms of Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis Brunhilde Felding-Habermann
13:30:00 Preparing the 'Soil' for the Metastatic Microenvironment David C Lyden
13:30:00 SESSION 2: STEM CELLS, NICHES, AND METASTASIS David C Lyden, Shoukat Dedhar
17:00:00 POSTER SESSION A / WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
07:00:00 BONE METASTASIS Bone Metastasis and the Bone Microenvironment Andrea M. Mastro
07:00:00 LIVER METASTASIS Host-tumor Interactions and the Role of the Microenvironment in Liver Metastasis Pnina Brodt
07:00:00 BONE METASTASIS Mechanisms of Bone Metastasis Evan T. Keller
07:00:00 MEET-THE-EXPERT SUNRISE SESSIONS
07:00:00 LIVER METASTASIS Clinical Aspects of Liver Metastases: Why So Much Variability? Steven Gallinger
08:30:00 The Role of Noncoding RNA in Metastasis Eric G. Marcusson
08:30:00 Translational Control of Cancer Nahum Sonenberg
08:30:00 The Role of eIF4E and Translational Control in Metastasis Jeremy R Graff
08:30:00 The Role of MicroRNAs During Development and Cancer Progression Aurora E. Kerscher
08:30:00 SESSION 3: REGULATORY RNAs AND TRANSLATIONAL CONTROL OF TUMOR PROGRESSION Carrie W. Rinker-Schaeffer, Danny R. Welch
13:30:00 METASTASIS RESEARCH SOCIETY MEETING
14:15:00 Vascular Targets Involved in Lymphangiogenesis and Tumor Metastasis Gregory D. Plowman
14:15:00 Molecular Mechanism of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Progression and its Therapeutic Implication Saburo Sone
14:15:00 Brain Metastasis of Breast Cancer P. S. Steeg
14:15:00 SESSION 4: ADVANCES IN BASIC RESEARCH: TRANSLATING LABORATORY FINDINGS TO THE CLINIC P. S. Steeg, George W. Sledge
14:15:00 The Metastasis Suppressor RhoGDI2: Discovery and Clinical Translation Dan Theodorescu
14:15:00 Clinical Trials of Metastasis Inhibitors: How Will They Work? George W. Sledge
14:15:00 Molecular Insights into Distant Metastasis Afforded By a Rapid Autopsy Program Saraswati Sukumar
18:00:00 POSTER SESSION B / WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
07:00:00 MEET-THE-EXPERT SUNRISE SESSION: BRAIN METASTASIS In vivo Models of Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis to Identify and Evaluate Molecular Therapeutics Diane Palmieri
07:00:00 MEET-THE-EXPERT SUNRISE SESSION: BRAIN METASTASIS Blood-Tumor Barrier Permeability and Drug Uptake in an Experimental Model of Brain Metastases of Breast Cancer Quentin R. Smith
08:30:00 How Bacteria Gather, Process, and Transduce Multiple Environmental Signals to Organize Group Behavior John Alverdy
08:30:00 SESSION 5: NEW PARADIGMS Erik W. Thompson, Adriana Albini
08:30:00 EBV Antigens and Cancer Metastasis Erle S. Robertson
08:30:00 Quorum Sensing: Intercellular Signaling in Bacteria Matthew R. Parsek
08:30:00 Communication Between Microbes and their Chemical Languages Michael Federle
08:30:00 Quorum Sensing Panel Discussion Societal Interactions Among Metastatic Cancer Cells: A Quorum Sensing Hypothesis Carrie W. Rinker-Schaeffer
08:30:00 The Tumor-Lymphatic Microenvironment and How it Affects Invasion and Metastasis Melody Swartz
13:30:00 TGF-beta Regulation of the Tumor Microenvironment Harold L Moses
13:30:00 Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition and Metastasis Shoukat Dedhar
13:30:00 Preclinical Evaluation of Anti-invasive and Anti-metastatic Agents Suzanne A. Eccles
13:30:00 Tumor-associated Integrin Glycoforms Promote Metastasis by Modulating Tumor Cell Interaction with Matrix SUSAN L. BELLIS
13:30:00 SESSION 6: SIGNALING: INFORMATION FLOW IN METASTATIC CELLS Ann Chambers, Klaus Pantel
17:00:00 POSTER SESSION C / WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION
19:00:00 CONFERENCE BANQUET
Thursday, August 7, 2008
08:30:00 Dissecting Steps of Metastasis by Intravital Microscopy Rakesh K Jain
08:30:00 High Resolution Imaging of the Metastatic Process Erik Sahai
08:30:00 The Molecular Pathology of Cancer Metastasis: Reverse Translation from Bedside to Laboratory Bench
08:30:00 Experimental Models of Tumor Dormancy and Metastasis Ann Chambers
08:30:00 SESSION 7: DETECTION OF METASTASIS AND DORMANT CELLS Menashe Bar-Eli, Suzanne A. Eccles
08:30:00 Detection, Molecular Characterization, and Clinical Relevance of Minimal Residual Disease in Patients with Solid Tumors Klaus Pantel
12:00:00 DEPARTURE
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