Registration is now open for The Establishment and Control of Viral Persistence conference

Event Date: Oct 17, 2018

The HIV Dynamics and Replication Program, Center for Cancer Research, NCI, is organizing this half-day conference to showcase the latest findings in the broad field of viral persistence. A major barrier to the successful eradication of many viral infections, including HIV, herpes viruses, Ebola virus and others, persistence is governed by a complex web of viral and cellular factors acting at the level of individuals and populations. An in-depth discussion of how viruses persist while hosts resist should lead to new strategies aimed at eliminating viruses entrenched in humans. Read more...

Registration is now open for The Establishment and Control of Viral Persistence conference

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...

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

Registration is now open for the 2018 CCR RNA Biology Workshop

Event Date: Nov 7, 2018

RNA biology has emerged as one of the most influential areas in modern biology and biomedicine. The CCR 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.  The goal of this fourth retreat hosted by the CCR Initiative in RNA Biology is to enhance interactions amongst PIs, fellows and staff working on RNA and to foster new collaborations and synergies amongst CCR laboratories interested in RNA biology. The workshop will feature our keynote speaker, Dr. Karla Neugebauer, Yale University, and several talks selected from submitted abstracts. Fellows, staff scientists and trainees (including Leidos) are encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration.  We also hope to catalyze interactions between basic and clinician researchers at this workshop. Learn more...

Registration is now open for the 2018 CCR RNA Biology Workshop