May 14 – 15, 2007
Natcher Conference Center
National Institute of Health, Building 45
Bethesda, MD 20892
Ordway Research Institute
Cancer Stem cells represent a small population within a tumor, driving growth and metastasis. Whereas expansion of normal stem cells is under genetic and epigenetic constraints, cancer stem cells have escaped these controls. The goal of this workshop is to evaluate current research on cancer stem cells and the potential benefits to cancer prevention and early detection. Keynote speakers include Michael Clarke from Stanford University and Stewart Sell from the Wadsworth Center and Ordway Research Institute.
Topics to be discussed include:
- Origin of cancer stem cells
- Regulation of stem cells and cancer stem cells self-renewal
- Signaling in normal and malignant stem cells
- Cancer stem cells' niche
- Early detection of cancer stem cells
- Preventive/intervention modalities to control expansion of cancer stem cells.
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