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23 Jun 2016

Top three reasons to attend Origins of Cancer

Origins of Cancer: Exploring Tumor Complexity
Date: July 22
Cost: $50 for students and postdocs, $100 for non-students
Registration deadline: July 15
More information/registration: www.originsofcancer.org  

For the seventh year, more than 200 scientists from across the country will converge at Van Andel Research Institute around a central topic—the origins of cancer.

Born out of the renowned Oncogene Meetings of the 1980s, 90s and early 2000s, the Origins of Cancer symposium has continued the spirit of these earlier gatherings by serving as a forum for innovative science and as a touch point for scientists at all levels, from graduate students to established investigators.

This year’s symposium, which will be held July 22, features eight speakers who are experts in tumor complexity, specifically tumor heterogeneity, tumor evolution and transcription.

Here are the top three reasons to attend:

Cutting-edge science
Like its predecessor, Origins of Cancer is known for being a venue for highlighting the latest advances in cancer research, particularly basic discoveries that provide the foundation for therapeutic innovation. This year’s symposium bridges fields, approaches and cancer types, from advances in single-cell genomic sequencing to exploring transcriptional molecules as drug targets to new insights into how cancer progresses and relapses.

An outstanding speaker lineup
This year’s symposium will feature talks from eight exceptional investigators, each an expert in his or her respective field. Check them out here:

Networking, networking, networking
Origins of Cancer brings together graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research scientists and principal investigators from across the U.S., making it a great opportunity to find common threads to weave into future collaborations or opportunities. Don’t forget to bring extra business cards!

To learn more about Origins of Cancer: Exploring Tumor Complexity and to register, please visit www.originsofcancer.org. You can find more information about Van Andel Research Institute’s other scientific events here.