Agenda

Symposium on Systems Biology of Cancer Therapeutics
October 27 – October 28, 2014
Zuckerman Auditorium
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
417 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065
  
Monday, October 27
  
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
Zuckerman Research Center
68th Street Entrance, Lobby
  
OPENING SESSION
10:00 A.M. – 12:05 P.M.

    Therapeutically overcoming T cell exclusion in pancreatic cancer
        Douglas Fearon – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Weill Cornell Medical Center

    Collective and tunable detection of non-self antigens by T lymphocytes
        Grégoire Altan-Bonnet – Memorial Sloan Kettering

    Clinical resistance heterogeneity to emerging and existing cancer therapies
        Eli Van Allen – Broad Institute and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    Oral Poster: Building rich visual models of digital pathology slides
        Theofanis Karaletsos – Memorial Sloan Kettering
  
AFTERNOON SESSION A
1:30 P.M. – 3:15 P.M.

    CAR therapy: a new tool for targeting cancer cells and their microenvironment
        Michel Sadelain – Memorial Sloan Kettering

    iVac - From high-throughput data to individualized vaccines
        Benjamin Schubert – University of Tübingen

    Immune system modeling
        Ole Lund – Technical University of Denmark
  
COFFEE BREAK
3:15 P.M. – 3:45 P.M.
  
AFTERNOON SESSION B
3:45 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.

    Regulatory T cells in Cancer
        Alexander Rudensky – Memorial Sloan Kettering

    Regulatory mechanisms defining T cell dysfunction in the context of solid tumors
        Andrea Schietinger – University of Washington

    The immune system and cancer: unraveling the complexity
        Jedd Wolchok – Memorial Sloan Kettering
  
POSTER SESSION AND RECEPTION
5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Zuckerman Research Center, 68th Street Entrance Lobby
  
Tuesday, October 28
  
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.
Zuckerman Research Center
68th Street Entrance, Lobby
  
MORNING SESSION A
9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

    Systems biology of drug resistance in cancer
        Chris Sander – Memorial Sloan Kettering

    High resolution analysis of RTK signaling networks
        Forest White – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    CCSB Young Scientist Award: Prediction of individualized therapeutic vulnerabilities in cancer
    from genomic profiles

        B. Arman Aksoy – Memorial Sloan Kettering

    Distinct immunological determinants of cancer outcomes identified by deconvolution of tumor
    leukocyte infiltrates

        Ash Alizadeh – Stanford School of Medicine
  
COFFEE BREAK
11:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
  
MORNING SESSION B
11:30 A.M. – 1:15 P.M.

    Evolutionary dynamics of cancer
        Franziska Michor – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    CCSB Young Scientist Award: Reconstructing subclonal composition and evolution
    from whole genome sequencing of tumors

        Amit Deshwar – University of Toronto

    Oral Poster: Identification of the gastric microbiome from endoscopic biopsy samples
    using whole genome sequencing

        Chao Zhang – Weill Cornell Medical College

    The Cancer Metabolic Microenvironment
        Joao Xavier –Memorial Sloan Kettering

    Closing Remarks
  
Call for Abstracts
We invite submission of abstracts for contributed oral and poster presentations at the symposium. Please click here for further details.
 
Poster Session and Reception, October 27, 2014
A combined poster session and reception will be held on the evening of October 27 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM to encourage continued scientific discussion, as well as to provide an opportunity for young scientists to interact with the symposium speakers, faculty of the CCSB at MSKCC, and other senior investigators. For more information about abstract submission for the poster session, please click here.
Sponsored by the NCI's Integrative Cancer Biology Program