American Association for Cancer Research

2011 Frontiers in Basic Cancer Research

Double immunofluorescence for nestin (pink) and the endothelial marker CD34 (green) with EGFR fluorescence in situ hybridization (red) confirms expression of nestin in endothelial cells and in glioblastoma cells of patients treated with cediranib. Courtesy of (Co-Chairperson, Rakesh Jain’s lab): di Tomaso et al. Glioblastoma Recurrence after Cediranib Therapy in Patients: Lack of “Rebound” Revascularization as Mode of Escape. Cancer Res; 71(1): 19-28, January 1, 2011. Second AACR International Conference on
Frontiers in Basic Cancer Research
September 14-18, 2011
InterContinental San Francisco Hotel
San Francisco, CA

CONFERENCE CHAIRPERSON:
Elizabeth H. Blackburn, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRPERSONS:
René Bernards, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Rakesh K. Jain, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
William G. Kaelin, Jr., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
David P. Lane, Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
Helen M. Piwnica-Worms, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA

This prestigious conference will be the second of its kind focused on the latest advances in basic cancer research. It is a broad-based meeting with the goals of presenting the best in basic cancer research and giving early-career investigators a unique opportunity to interact with luminaries in the field. The goal of the conference is to create a synergy between many subfields of basic cancer research that will encourage and strengthen collaborative efforts. A speaker list of the finest leaders in the field will provide the foundation for a conference full of opportunities for early-career investigators to gain insight into basic cancer research innovations, with opportunities such as:

• One-on-one meetings with the experts over breakfast
• Mentoring roundtables over lunch
• Poster sessions and receptions creating opportunities for scientific interaction