January 26 - 30, 2005
Hilton Waikoloa Village
Waikoloa Village, Hawaii
Stanley J. Korsmeyer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Eileen P. White, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, Piscataway, NJ
Implementation of cell death is an important mechanism of tumor suppression to either eliminate tumor cells as they form or in response to treatment. Defects in cell death regulation are a common feature of human cancers. It is now recognized that there are multiple forms of cell death that contribute to suppression of tumor formation and successful treatment response: programmed cell death or apoptosis; necrotic cell death; and autophagy. The pathways that regulate these different mechanisms of cell death are being defined at the molecular level. The aim of this conference was to bring together cancer biologists interested in cell death regulation to discuss the latest advances and discoveries, and the implementation of this knowledge to enhance clinical responses.
Over 200 researchers and scientists from a dozen countries participated in the 2005 AACR Special Conference on Oncogenesis. Plenary sessions focused on the latest discoveries in oncogenesis, therapeutics, intrinsic pathways, development, alternate pathways, and signaling. Nearly 100 investigators presented their latest research during the informal poster sessions on Thursday and Friday evenings.
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