Mechanisms & Models of Cancer (Virtual)

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

11 August 2020

Virtual Event

Registration Deadline

11 August 2020

The thirteenth biennial meeting on Mechanisms & Models of Cancer is going fully virtual and will begin late morning EST on Tuesday August 11 and end late afternoon EST on Friday August 14, 2020. Oral sessions will be confined to later morning and afternoon sessions EST to maximize access by participants from around the world. An outline program will be posted following further discussion with the organizers.

The specific goal of this conference is to bring together a diverse group of scientists studying various molecular, genetic, biochemical and animal model approaches to the analysis of cancer. Junior and senior researchers will join to discuss their latest research findings and technical approaches toward the analysis of cancer models and mechanisms.

The format of the meeting will include morning and afternoon virtual sessions consisting of eight or nine 15-minute talks per session, selected from the abstracts, principally on unpublished work. In addition, there will be two poster sessions. The organizers will decide the suitability of each abstract for oral or poster presentation, but please specify if you prefer a poster. 


  • Experimental Therapeutics
  • Stem Cells, Self-Renewal and Cancer
  • Genomics, Heterogeneity and Cancer Evolution
  • Cancer Metabolism
  • The Cancer Epigenome
  • Proliferation and Survival Signaling
  • Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy
  • Tumor-Host Interactions and Metastasis

Keynote Speakers (to be reconfirmed):

Robert Schreiber, Washington University School of Medicine

Eileen White, The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Session Chairs (to be reconfirmed)

Experimental therapeutics

E. Elizabeth Patton, The University of Edinburgh

Alana Welm, University of Utah School of Medicine

Stem Cells, Self-Renewal and Cancer

Omar Abdel-Wahab, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Genomics, Heterogeneity and Cancer Evolution

Margaret Goodell, Baylor College of Medicine

Sohrab Shah, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Cancer Metabolism

Ralph DeBerardinis, UT Southwestern Children's Medical Center

Marcia Haigis, Harvard Medical School

The Cancer Epigenome

Brad Cairns, University of Utah, Huntsman Cancer Institute

Cigall Kadoch, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/HMS

Proliferation and Survival Signaling

Anthony Letai, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Laura Soucek, Vall d´Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), Spain

Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy

Andrea Schietinger, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Stefani Spranger, MIT

Tumor-Host Interactions and Metastasis

Alec Kimmelman, NYU School of Medicine

Partial support provided by National Cancer Institute

Please bring this notice to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating in the meeting.

All abstracts must be submitted by the abstract deadline. Late registrations may be accepted after the abstract deadline if the meeting is not oversubscribed. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

All questions pertaining to the virtual conference should be directed to Catie Carr at

We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Please apply in writing via email to Catie Carr at and state your financial needs; preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.