POSTPONED: RNA Imaging and Intracellular Dynamics Workshop

Event Date: Apr 7, 2020

RNA biology has emerged as one of the most influential areas in modern biology and biomedicine. The NCI is home to a wide spectrum of work in RNA biology ranging from elucidating RNA biogenesis and structure, identifying functions for various classes of RNAs, establishing the role of RNA in disease and exploring RNA-based and RNA-targeted therapies.

This workshop will focus on how basic steps in RNA metabolism are carried out and are integrated into a complex intracellular environment. It aims to bring together experts in the field to describe recent advances in methodologies used to understand subcellular RNA distribution, organization and function, discuss the impact they have had on current models and identify key areas of future development. Read more...

Cancer Health Disparities info

POSTPONED: 3rd NCI Symposium on Cancer Health Disparities

Event Dates: Apr 16, 2020 - Apr 17, 2020

Cancer health disparities affect millions of people across the United States. Disparities in cancer burden are evident by geography, race/ethnicity, genetic ancestry, immigrant status, culture, gender, sexual orientation (LGBTQ+) and socioeconomic class, among other factors. The 3rd NCI Symposium on Cancer Health Disparities will present recent advances in our understanding of the causes of cancer health disparities in rural populations and among Native Americans, focus on the roles of financial toxicity and the tumor immune profile in causing outcome disparities and discuss evidence-based strategies to reduce these disparities, including novel approaches to prevention and precision medicine. Read more...