|Event Name||ASCB 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology
Saturday, December 03, 2016
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
|Description||ASCB’s first-ever, full-day symposium, designed to familiarize the cell biology community with advances and opportunities in the cancer field, will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016—the first day of the Annual Meeting, in San Francisco, CA. The event is jointly organized by ASCB and the National Cancer Institute, with generous funding from Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The program, organized by Alan Ashworth, University of California, San Francisco, and Ira Mellman, Genentech, Inc., will facilitate networking and discussion.
The meeting will cover a broad range of topics of current relevance to cancer to help researchers in cell biology develop a core knowledge of the disease and to identify areas of opportunity in which basic cell biological research promises to profoundly contribute to cancer prevention, treatment, and cure. Cancer treatment is becoming increasingly specialized, with new drugs targeting specific genes and phenotypes of cancer subtypes. However, a cell biology approach to understanding cancer could identify common principles among cancer cells to allow a more pan-cancer approach to treatment.