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The Salk Institute`s 6th Mechanisms and Models of Cancer Symposium
Jung-whan Kim,*
1Division of Biological Sciences, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA
*Corresponding author
  Received : January 19, 2012
  Accepted : January 25, 2012
  Published : January 25, 2012
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This meeting report on the Salk Institute’s 6th Mechanisms and Models of Cancer Symposium describes recent advances in the field of cancer biology with an emphasis on various model systems that are employed for the better understanding of tumorigenesis. The Mechanisms and Models of Cancer Symposium was held from August 10 through 14, 2011 at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, USA. This meeting was organized by Art Alberts (Van Andel Research Institute), Laura Attardi (Stanford University), Jan Karlseder (Salk Institute), Clodagh O’Shea (Salk Institute), Reuben Shaw (Salk Institute) and David Tuveson (Cancer Research Institute UK, Cambridge). More than 50 internationally acclaimed cancer biologists were invited to present their work. The topics encompassed cancer genomes, epigenetics, tumor suppressors, oncogenes, cancer stem cells, metabolism, cancer therapeutics, tumor microenvironment, and animal models of cancer.

Keyword: Salk Institute, cancer, therapeutics, microenvironment, animal model, cancer stem cell, genome, metabolism
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