Cancer Metabolism and the Tumour Microenvironment

Fusion Conferences scientific conference organiser
09/11/2016 - 12/11/2016
Paphos, Cyprus

Chaired by Prof. Dr. Michael Lisanti (Director, Breast Cancer Now Research Unit, University of Manchester) and Dr. Federica Sotgia (Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester).

Cancer cells recruit normal cells such as endothelial cells, immune cells, adipocytes and fibroblasts, to establish a reactive tumour microenvironment. Researchers are rapidly expanding our knowledge of how cancer and stromal cells communicate, via metabolic changes and inflammation, and establish a symbiotic relationship that supports malignant progression and suppresses anti-tumour immunity.

Throughout the Cancer Metabolism and the Tumour Microenvironment meeting there will be an emphasis placed not only on the mechanisms underlying the metabolic crosstalk established between cancer cells and stromal cells, but also on the impact of context-specific metabolism on cancer development and progression, and on how to therapeutically target these metabolic processes in cancer.

This Cancer Metabolism meeting will bring together diverse researchers from the fields of cancer metabolism and stromal cell biology, providing an opportunity to discuss recent developments and new areas of cross-fertilization between those fields.

The main topics will include:

  • Tumour microenvironment metabolic pathways and tumour progression
  • Metabolism of circulating tumour cells and cancer stem cells
  • Inflammation and cancer initiation
  • Immune microenvironment and tumour progression
  • Targeting metabolism for cancer therapy

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