National Cancer Institute NCI Cancer Bulletin: A Trusted Source for Cancer Research News
July 27, 2010 • Volume 7 / Number 15

Notes

Plan to Attend NCI’s Clinical Proteomic Technologies for Cancer Meeting

CPTC 2010 Annual Meeting banner

NCI’s Clinical Proteomic Technologies for Cancer (CPTC) will host its fourth annual meeting on September 8–9 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. This year’s event, “Establishing the Standards in Clinical Proteomics,” will highlight key areas in which CPTC has made significant achievements, including an optimized proteomics pipeline, FDA regulatory science, international open data access policies, and highly characterized affinity reagents.

Session themes include:

  • CPTC: Facing Clinical Application
  • Advances in Proteomic Technologies
  • Bioinformatics Resources and Tools for the Proteomics Community
  • Platforms for Protein Discovery and Post-translational Modification Studies
  • Targeted Quantitative Proteomics
  • Reagents/Standards Development

CPTC has achieved tremendous progress since its inception because of its dedication to the highest quality of research and open standards by its investigators, as well as a deep commitment to team science. Visit the CPTC Web site to register or learn more about the annual meeting and list of confirmed presenters.

Register Now for caBIG Annual Meeting in September

caBIG Annual Meeting banner

The 2010 cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG) annual meeting, “Building a Collaborative Biomedical Network,” will take place September 13–15 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

caBIG is an information network led by NCI’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology that enables cancer researchers, physicians, and patients to share data and knowledge. The components of caBIG are widely applicable beyond cancer as well. The caBIG mission is to develop a collaborative information network that accelerates the discovery of new approaches for the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer, ultimately improving patient outcomes.

Registration and abstract submissions are now being accepted. Admission is free and open to the public. Registration, however, is required and available online.

Join Leaders in the Field of Cancer and Inflammation at September Conference

NCI’s Center for Cancer Research will host a 2-day national symposium titled “Immunity, Inflammation & Cancer” on September 23–24, in the Masur and Lipsett Auditoriums on the NIH main campus. This NCI-sponsored conference will host international leaders in the field of cancer and inflammation and provide a forum for discussion and debate on the current state of understanding in this field. The conference is intended for researchers interested in the latest developments in the role of inflammation in the development and progression of cancer.

Sessions will include:

  • Cancer immunity and immunosurveillance
  • Cancer and inflammation
  • The microbiome’s role in immunity, tissue homeostasis, and cancer
  • The tumor microenvironment

Registration is free, but seating is limited. Find more information and register online by August 20.