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Hematologic Malignancies

Conference Summary

This SRC focuses on bringing together biochemists, geneticists, molecular biologists and clinicians interested in the pathophysiology of the leukemias and lymphomas, and the development of novel therapies for these diseases. Leukemia and lymphoma has provided a number of key paradigms for molecularly targeted cancer therapy, as illustrated by the remarkable success of all-trans-retinoic acid for the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia and tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy for chronic myelogenous leukemia. New and promising small-molecule compounds and antibodies targeting epigenetic regulators, surface receptors and downstream signaling pathways  are currently under development and will be discussed at this meeting. Added to these examples of targeted therapy, immunotherapy, including checkpoint inhibition and modified T cell-based therapies have emerged as important future anti-leukemia/lymphoma treatments.

The meeting will cover a broad range of topics, including hematopoietic stem cell differentiation, identification and study of novel oncogenes and tumor suppressors, mechanisms of action of products of chromosomal translocations, normal and pathologic signaling in hematopoietic cells, aberrant epigenetic/transcriptional control, genomics of hematological malignancies, the role of tumor microenvironment, and the development of new experimental models of hematologic malignancies.

Program Agenda


Important Deadlines:   Early Bird: June 11, 2017         Last Day to Register: June 22, 2017



Highlights

Keynote Speakers

Jay Bradner
Novartis

Ari Melnick
Cornell


Conference Organizers

Iannis Aifantis, PhD
NYU School of Medicine
iannis.aifantis@nyumc.org

Kimberly Stegmaier, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
kimberly_stegmaier@dfci.harvard.edu

Conference Staff

Trina Eacho, Conference Coordinator

Pippa O'Shea, Conference Assistant

Contact us:
Email: src@faseb.org
Phone: 1.301.634.7010

Date & Location

Date: July 23-28, 2017
Location:
Horowitz Performing Arts Hall and Nita Choukas Theater
10 Long Walk
Saxtons River, VT

Transportation & Lodging

Airport Information

Vermont Academy in Saxtons River, Vermont is 130 miles from Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, Massachusetts and 110 miles from Bradley International Airport (BDL) near Hartford, Connecticut.

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Official Conference Lodging

Vermont Academy
10 Long Walk
Saxtons River, VT 05154-0500
802.869.6229

The sleeping rooms at Vermont Academy are dormitory style rooms with shared bathrooms. The rooms are not air conditioned, but fans are provided. You may request a key for your room; however, a $20 refundable deposit is required.

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