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EMBO/EMBL Symposium: Tumour Microenvironment and Signalling

Posted on Mar 26, 2014 4:23:00 PM

Tumour Microenvironment and Signalling

Symposium - Heidelberg, Germany

Many oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes have been identified and mapped to signaling pathways that regulate cell growth and death. Dysregulation allows oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes to transform mammalian cells and cancers arise in conditions where multiple such events occur in the same cell. It has also been found that a subset of the cells present in a tumour, called cancer stem cells, retain the ability to self-renew and to give rise to all cell types in a particular cancer.

An emerging concept is that tumours also strongly depend on external signals for maintenance and expansion. To fully understand tumour development and progression, a deeper knowledge of the cross-talk between tumour cells and their microenvironment and the interactions between cancer cells and cancer stem cells is needed.


Signaling pathways in stroma and cancers

Cancer stem cells

Cancer and the immune system

Animal models of cancer

Therapeutical implications: from bench to bedside

Tumour microenvironment

Organization: EMBO | EMBL Symposium


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Tumour Microenvironment and Signalling

Wed, May 07, 2014 - Sat, May 10, 2014

EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

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