Cancer: The war at 44, Warburg at 90

Abstract deadline extended to Monday, November 10 at 5PM, EST

Theme organizer:

Neal Fedarko
Johns Hopkins Univ.

This theme is made up of four symposia, one scheduled each day of the meeting, Sun – Wed.  Please read below for invited speaker and session schedule information.  In addition to the invited talks listed below, short talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts.  To be considered for a volunteered talk in this theme, submit your abstract to an ASBMB topic category number: 2330-2348, by the November 6th submission deadline.  All volunteered abstracts will be programmed for poster presentation.  Those selected for oral presentation will also present a poster.  Programming notifications will be sent in mid-January.  We look forward to seeing you at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, BCEC, March 28 – April 1, 2015.

Imaging: A Picture is Worth > 1,000 Words

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 3:55 PM - 6:10 PM
Room 254A/B

Session Chair: Neal Fedarko, Johns Hopkins Univ.           

Invited Speakers:

Carolyn J. Anderson, Univ. of Pittsburgh
VLA-4 Targeted Radiopharmaceuticals for Seeing and Treating Metastatic Melanoma

Jason S. Lewis, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Ctr.
PET radiopharmaceuticals for the diagnosis of cancer

Craig B. Thompson, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Ctr.
Therapeutic targets in cancer cell metabolism

RNA: Beyond Messages and Translation (Micro and Long Noncoding RNA)

Monday, March 30, 2015, 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Room 254A/B

Session Chair: Carlo M. Croce, The Ohio State Univ.

Invited Speakers:

Carlo M. Croce, The Ohio State Univ.
miRNA and long noncoding RNAs in cancer

Muller Fabbri, Univ. of Southern California
Role of exosomic microRNAs in cancer cell cross-talk within the tumor microenvironment

Cheryl D. Helgason, Univ. of British Columbia
The non-coding transcriptome as a dynamic regulator of cancer metastasis

Metabolism: Warburg at 90

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 3:55 PM - 6:10 PM
Room 254A/B

Session Chair: Elizabeth A. Maher, UT Southwestern Med. Ctr.

 Invited Speakers:

Jules L. Griffin, Univ. of Cambridge, UK
Using comparative metabolomics to target breast cancers

Elizabeth A. Maher, UT Southwestern Med. Ctr.
Metabolic Imaging of IDH mutant gliomas

David L. Wishart, Univ. of Alberta
Metabolism, Metabolomics and Cancer

Biologics: Antibodies and Antidotes

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Room 254A/B

Session Chair: Muller Fabri, Univ. of Southern California

 Invited Speakers:

Lieping Chen, Yale Univ. Sch. Of Med.
Immunomodulation therapy goes to tumor site

Nicholas P. Restifo, NCI, NIH
Adoptive cell therapy

Martine J. Smit, VU Univ., Amsterdam
GPCR-targeting nanobodies as attractive research tools, diagnostics and therapeutics