Cancer & Metabolism: Pathways to the Future (Cancer & Metabolism:)

Venue: Symposium Hall, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Sep 19, 2010 End Date/Time: Sep 21, 2010
Registration Date: Sep 10, 2010
Early Registration Date: Jul 19, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 19, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Jul 19, 2010
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About the conference: To encourage discussion and interaction, we're combining outstanding and exciting science and a relaxed, pleasant environment. This meeting will be a great place for junior scientists to present their work.

In order to divide, a cell needs both to increase its size, and to replicate its DNA – processes that are metabolically demanding, requiring large quantities of proteins, lipids and nucleotides as well as energy. In order to support such large-scale anabolism in rapidly-dividing cancer cells, substantial amounts of metabolic building blocks, particularly glucose and amino acids, must be made available to the tumor. Yet tumors are situated in a metabolically-challenging environment where blood supply, and the supply of oxygen and other nutrients that comes with it, is scarce. Therefore, tumor cells develop a remarkably different metabolism compared to the normal tissues from which they are derived. The extent to which metabolism plays a role in tumorigenesis cannot be overstated and drugs that can selectively target these processes are likely to at least delay, if not halt tumor progression.

This workshop will cover all the major aspects of metabolic transformation in cancer and will highlight potential therapeutic approaches that target cancer-specific metabolic pathways. A vibrant and stimulating atmosphere will enable free discussion and cross-fertilization among all delegates. We are looking forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh.


Symposium Hall, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW, Scotland, UK
United Kingdom

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Visit Edinburgh Perched on a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags which rise from the landscape of the Lothians to dominate the skyline. Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful and inspiring capital cities in Europe, where stunning cultural heritage fuses with the best of modern, dynamic city life to create the most enchanting of venues. Venue Symposium Hall is located in the heart of Edinburgh and close to Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle. This conference location is a wonderful converted church which is situtated approximately 20-30 minutes from Edinburgh airport. Edinburgh Airport is situated a short journey from the city center and is easily accessible by bus or taxi. The airport is served by more than 40 airlines flying to over 100-plus destinations.