Hormone Dependent Cancers

Event Information

Meeting Type: Online Program
Meeting Website: http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=13373
Dates: August 16 - 21, 2015
Location: Newry, ME , United States
Intended Audience:
Sponsor: Gordon Research Conference
Purpose: Scientific
Number of CME Credits Offered: None

Topics: Endocrine Neoplasia and Cancer


The Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Hormone-Dependent Cancers: Mechanisms to Tailored Therapeutics (August 16-21, 2015 Sunday River Resort, Newry, ME), will bring together an outstanding faculty of new and more established scientists and translational researchers to explore molecular mechanisms of disease and strategize about new targeted therapies for hormone-dependent cancers. Hormones influence not only breast and prostate cancer, the two most common hormone-dependent cancers, but also have a major impact on less common hormone-sensitive malignancies (e.g. ovary, testes, endometrium) as well as human cancers recently discovered to be hormone sensitive (e.g. lung, liver). Developing a means to more specifically treat and ideally prevent hormone-dependent cancers is of critical importance given the significant impact these malignancies have on human health and the economic burden of disease. An in depth understanding of hormone action in regulating diverse cellular processes, cancer phenotypes and drug responsiveness is essential for the development of effective and well tolerated treatment strategies. The 2015 GRC is designed to maximize interaction between participants, in order to engender creativity and cross-fertilization of ideas across multiple disciplines while fostering mentorship of early career scientists. Scientists and clinicians from both academia and industry with expertise in contemporary ‘omics’, transcriptional control, cell signaling, human disease modeling and clinical translation will provide a stimulating and engaging format for interaction and fruitful exchange of scientific ideas common to overlapping research fields, such that novel concepts emerge, scientific collaborations are formed, and new translational opportunities are revealed.

Event Contact

Name: Jason Carroll
Email: jason.carroll@cruk.cam.ac.uk