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CSH Asia / ICMS (The International Cancer Microenvironment Society) Joint Conference on
Tumor Microenvironment

Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
November 13 - 17, 2012
Abstract deadline: August 5th

Conference Program

Organized by:
Frances Balkwill, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Wolf Fridman, Cordeliers Research Centre, France
Luyuan Li, Nankai University School of Pharmaceutical Science, China
Abraham Raz, Wayne state University, USA
Eiichi Tahara, Hiroshima Cancer Seminar Foundation, Japan
Isaac Witz, Tel Aviv University,Israel
President, ICMS and Chair, Program Committee

    We are pleased to announce CSH Asia / ICMS (The International Cancer Microenvironment Society) Joint Conference on Tumor Microenvironment which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 6:00pm on the evening of Tuesday November 13, and will conclude after lunch on Saturday November 17, 2012.

    This conference is similar in design to the famous Cold Spring Harbor meetings series, a program now in its 76th year. The conference will include a combination of oral sessions and poster sessions. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Major Topics:
• Regulatory pathways (metabolic pathways, microRNAs, etc.) in the tumor microenvironment
• Metastasis & the metastatic microenvironment
• Protective immunity & inflammation in the tumor microenvironment
• Imaging of the tumor microenvironment
• Pre-metastatic niches and stem cells
• Interactions of tumor cells with cells (endothelial cells, immunocytes, fibroblasts, etc.) & molecules (antibodies, cytokines, chemokines, enzymes, etc.), in the tumor microenvironment
• Translational cancer research – clinical & preclinical studies:
    - Targeting of tumor microenvironment interactions
    - Biomarkers & molecular signatures
    - Modifying the tumor microenvironment

Invited Speakers:
Heike Allgayer,University of Heidelberg, Germany
Abstract title:Defining key functions of microRNAs in several processes of the metastatic cascade
Roni Apte, Ben Gurion University,Faculty of Health Sciences, ISRAEL
Abstract title:TBA
Frances Balkwill, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Abstract title:Targeting the peritoneal tumor microenvironment of high grade serous ovarian cancer
Menashe Bar-Eli, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Abstract title:Driving Genes in Melanoma Metastasis: The Role of the Tumor Microenvironment
Adit Ben-Baruch, Tel Aviv University, ISRAEL
Abstract title:Regulation of pro-angiogenic switch and cell-remodeling by the inflammatory microenvironment in breast cancer
Subhra Biswas, A*STAR, Singapore Immunology Network, SINGAPORE
Abstract title:TBA
Xuetao Cao, Chinese Academy of Medcial Sciences, CHINA
Abstract title:TBA
Carlo Croce, Ohio State University, USA
Abstract title:"MicroRNAs can function as ligands for TLR and regulate the interactions between cancer cells and their microenviroment"
Neta Erez,Tel Aviv University, ISRAEL
Abstract title:Pro-inflammatory Signaling by Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts Co-evolves Along Defined Tumor Stages of Mammary Carcinogenesis.
Wolf Fridman, Cordeliers Research Centre, FRANCE
Abstract title:Shaping the immune microenvironment: soil or seed?
Robert Gallo, University of Maryland, USA
Abstract title:Human Tumor Viruses: Old Foes and New Challenges
Jerome Galon, INSERM U872, Cordeliers Research Center, FRANCE
Abstract title:TBA
Bernd Groner, Georg Speyer Haus, Germany
Abstract title:Reciprocal interactions between stromal and epithelial cells regulate the ductal outgrowth during glandular development and the invasive potential of metastasizing mammary tumor cells.
Theresa Guise, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Muscle dysfunction associated with bone metastases: role of ryanodine receptor remodeling
Raghu Kalluri, Harvard Medical School/BIDMC, USA
Abstract title:TBA
Yutaka Kawakami, Keio University School of Medicine, JAPAN
Abstract title:Mechanisms for cancer induced immunosuppression in tumor associated microenvironments and their reversal by targeting altered signaling pathways in cancer cells and immune cells
Yona Keisari,Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, ISRAEL
Abstract title:Ablation of solid tumors by intratumoral pulsed electric currents or alpha radiation activates anti-tumor immune responses that can target residual disease
Robert S. Kerbel, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Canada
Abstract title:Differential therapeutic outcomes when treating primary orthotopic tumors versus visceral metastases.
Peter Krammer, German Cancer Research Center, Germany
Abstract title:Regulation of the immune response by Annexin I
Luyuan Li, Nankai University School of Pharmaceutical Science, CHINA
Abstract title:TNFSF15 Modulates Angiogenesis and Inflammation
Yongzhang Luo, Tsinghua University, China
Abstract title:"The CXCL12 (SDF-1a)/CXCR4 axis regulates both tumor angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis"
Alberto Mantovani, Istituto Clinico Humanitas IRCCS, ITALY
Abstract title:TBA
Senthil Muthuswamy, University of Toronto, CANADA
Abstract title:Loss of cell polarity and metastasis: Synergy with oncogenes or the microenvironment.
Takahiro Ochiya, National Cancer Center, Research Institute, JAPAN
Abstract title:Exosome as a novel regulator of tumor-microenvironment
Morag Park, McGill University Cancer Center, CANADA
Abstract title:TBA
Jacques Pouyssegur, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, FRANCE
Abstract title:Genetic disruption of CD147/ Basigin, a subunit of lactate-H+/symporters (MCTs), Sensitizes Glycolytic Tumour cells to Phenformin.
Avraham Raz, Wayne state University, USA

Abstract title:On the role of autocrine motility factor-a tumor secreted cytokine in cancer progression and metastasis.
Michael Shurin, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA
Abstract title:Environmental regulation of the tumor microenvironment
Baocun Sun, Cancer Hospital of Tianjin Medical University, China
Abstract title:Study on Vasculogenic Mimicry and Its Molecular Mechanism
Hidetoshi Tahara, Hiroshima University, Japan
Abstract title:Senescence associated microRNAs and exosomes coordinately regulate cellular senescence and tumor microenvironment
Yuquan Wei, West China Hospital / Sichuan University, CHINA
Abstract title:Proteomics Analysis of Tumor Microenvironment: Implications of Metabolic and Oxidative Stresses in Tumorigenesis
Isaac Witz,Tel Aviv University, ISRAEL
Abstract title:TBA
Eitan Yefenof, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, ISRAEL

Abstract title:Steroid induced death of hemopoietic cancer cells: an interplay between protein kinases and micro RNAs

The abstract submission process is tied to the registration process. Therefore, please register for the “CSH Asia / ICMS Joint Conference on Tumor Microenvironment” first. You will then be sent a web link for abstract submission.

NO PAYMENT is due until after the presenting author receives an email (around the third week of August 2012) stating that the abstract has been accepted.
Only abstracts of registered participants who paid the registration fees will be included in the abstract book.

Abstracts should contain new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically not later than the submission deadline. Presenting authors may submit abstracts for consideration as talks and/or posters. Selection of abstracts for oral or poster presentation will be made by the Program Committee. Abstracts will be selected on the basis of relevance to the conference topic and on scientific merit.

Abstracts are the responsibility of the author(s) and publication of an abstract does not imply endorsement by Cold Spring Harbor Asia or by the International Cancer Microenvironment Society of the studies reported in the abstract.

Conference abstracts should not be cited in bibliographies. Material therein should be
treated as personal communications and should be cited as such only with the express consent of the author(s).

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $200-$500) awards. For more details, please visit

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Package Content:

Package Type Early Normal Late
Registration Registration Registration
Payment Deadline: Payment Deadline: Payment Deadline:
August 31st,2012   October 16th, 2012 Before Arrival 
*CSHA Endowed Student ¥1,530 $250 ¥1,700 $275 ¥1,870 $300
Includes meeting pass only (special offer)
Student No Housing ¥3,750 $605 ¥4,000 $645 ¥4,250 $685
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
 (All inclusive)
¥4,750 $765 ¥5,000 $805 ¥5,250 $845
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Share Room for 4 nights.
Academic No Housing ¥5,100 $825 ¥5,500 $890 ¥5,900 $955
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
 (All inclusive)
¥7,100 $1,145 ¥7,500 $1,210 ¥7,900 $1,275
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Single Room for 4 nights.
Media No Housing ¥3,300 $535 ¥3,500 $570 ¥3,700 $605
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
(All inclusive)
¥5,300 $855 ¥5,500 $890 ¥5,700 $925
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Single Room for 4 nights.
Corporate No Housing ¥6,345 $1,025 ¥6,880 $1,115 ¥7,420 $1,205
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
(All inclusive)
¥8,345 $1,345 ¥8,880 $1,435 ¥9,420 $1,525
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Single Room for 4 nights.
Remark:  Lunch, Supper, Tea Break & Social Activities (¥1,500 or $250); Room Rate(Single) :(¥2,000 or $320) & (Shared): (¥1,000 or $160), Breakfast is included in the Room Rate. The Package Price is based on the RMB price, price in USD is according to the exchange rate fluctuations.

Please kindly note:

1. The early & normal price will be available if the full payment is finished before the exact due date.
For USD participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if we could not successfully charge the full payment from your registered credit card before the deadline.
For CNY participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if our bank account could not receive your full payment by wire transfer before the deadline.

2. For Student Package registered participants, please add your roommate requirement during the online registration. Otherwise, we’ll assign you a roommate among other student participants.

3. For late registrations, your housing & registration materials may not be guaranteed since the order is usually made in advance.

4. Please inform us your request on extra day (USD 80/CNY 500 per day) and food (vegetarian, kosher…etc.) during the online registration or email us as early as possible so that we could make relevant arrangement accordingly.

5.We offer CSHA endowed student package for graduate students (student ID is required). This special offer only includes the meeting session pass. Housing, food and social activities are not included in the package.

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Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences
Suzhou, China


Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences
Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
No.299 Qiyue Road
SIP/ Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
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