Registration is now open for Frontiers in Basic Immunology: 2018 conference

Event Dates: Sep 27, 2018 - Sep 28, 2018

This two-day national symposium addresses recent advances in the field of immunology and will be an exciting forum for discussion and debate on the current understanding of basic immunological mechanisms. Learn more...

pancreatic cancer

Registration now open for 5th NCI Pancreatic Cancer Symposium

Event Dates: Oct 2, 2018 - Oct 3, 2018

Pancreatic cancer remains one of the most lethal malignancies and is the 4th leading cause of death due to cancer in the United States with a median survival of less than 6 months. The purpose of the 5th NCI Pancreatic Cancer Symposium is to provide an opportunity to bring together the leaders and young investigators including basic researchers and clinical scientists in the field from NCI/NIH and the extramural community to exchange information and understand the latest advances in tumor biology, epidemiology, early detection and treatment of pancreatic cancer. The meeting will provide an exciting forum to foster collaborations and to address future challenges in advancing our commitment of improving disease outcome in patients with this recalcitrant cancer. Read more...

Registration now open for 2nd NCI Symposium on Cancer Health Disparities

Event Dates: Oct 25, 2018 - Oct 26, 2018

Minority, immigrant and disadvantaged populations in the United States continue to experience an excessive cancer burden not only due to barriers in access to health care and cultural barriers but also due to distinct carcinogen and pathogen exposures, environmentally induced stress, co-morbidities and ancestry-related risk factors. These factors, singularly or in combination, are the likely causes of the existing cancer health disparities in the U.S. and globally. This symposium will present recent advances in our understanding of the causes of cancer health disparities in the U.S. and globally and will discuss disparities in cancer outcome and survivorship and strategies to reduce these disparities, such as novel approaches to prevention, the use of immunotherapy and precision medicine. Read more...