16th International Charles Heidelberger Symposium on Cancer Research

Scientific Program

Congress program starts: Sunday, September 26, 2010

Congress program ends: Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The official language of the Symposium is English. Sessions will not be translated.

The Local Program Committee, together with the International Advisory Committee, have selected and invited world-leading specialists on cancer research to present and discuss the most recent advances in their respective fields.
As the International Charles Heidelberger Symposia on Cancer Research are broad cancer research meetings, the program is bound to attract participants with diverse interests. The Scientific Program includes the following sessions:

  • Cancer Etiology and Epidemiology
  • Molecular Carcinogenesis
  • Tumor Microenvironment and Tumor Cell Biology
  • Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics
  • Translational Cancer Medicine

The detailed program grid can be downloaded here and the program-at-a-glance version can be downloaded here.
Poster sessions will run throughout the Symposium.


Aage Haugen

Aage Haugen, PhD | Biosketch
Section of Toxicology, National Institute of Occupational Health, Oslo, Norway
Institute of Biotechnology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Talk title: Gene Variants and Lung Cancer Risk

Ana Costa-Pereira

Ana Costa-Pereira, PhD | Biosketch
Division of Cancer, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, UK
Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

Talk title: JAKs and STATs in Chemoresistance

Ananda Chakrabarty

Ananda Chakrabarty, PhD | Biosketch
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Talk title: Bacterial Anticancer Weapons: A Promising Tool to Fight Cancer

Anatoly Zhitkovich

Anatoly Zhitkovich, PhD | Biosketch
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Biology and Medicine
Brown University
Providence, RI

Talk title: Regulation of DNA Damage Responses by Mismatch Repair

Carlos Caldas

Carlos Caldas, MD, PhD | Biosketch
Department of Oncology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Cambridge Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre, Cambridge, UK
Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Research Institute, Cambridge, UK
Cambridge Breast Cancer Research Unit, Cambridge, UK
NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre, Cambridge, UK

Talk title: 'Omic' Landscapes of Breast Cancer – The End of the Beginning

Curtis Harris

Curtis Harris, MD | Biosketch
Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis, National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD

Talk title: Interweaving p53, Innate Immune and MicroRNA Networks in Human Carcinogenesis and Molecular Epidemiology

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Geir Bjørkøy, PhD | Biosketch
AFT, Sør-Trøndelag University College (HiST)

Talk title: Autophagy Turns Specific: The Discovery of p62 and NBR1 as Autophagy Cargo Receptors

Herman Autrup

Herman Autrup, PhD | Biosketch
School of Public Health, University of Aarhus

Talk title: Gene-environment Interaction in Cancer Development

Joana Paredes

Joana Paredes, PhD | Biosketch
Cancer Genetics Group, Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto (IPATIMUP)

Talk title: CDH3/P-Cadherin Overexpression in Breast Carcinomas: Its Regulatory Mechanisms, the Role in Cell Invasion, and the Association with Cancer Stem Cell Properties

João Nuno Moreira

João Nuno Moreira, PhD | Biosketch
Faculty of Pharmacy and Center for Neurosciences and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra

Talk title: Targeting Non-viral Vectors to Tumor Cells and the Tumor Microenvironment

Johan Lillehaug

Johan Lillehaug, PhD | Biosketch
Department of Molecular Biology, University of Bergen

Talk title: Receptor for Activated C-Kinase (RACK1) Plays a Central Role in Ras-mediated Signal Transduction

José Manuel Cuezva

José Manuel Cuezva, PhD | Biosketch
Centro de Biología Molecular "Severo Ochoa"
CIBER de Enfermedades Raras, Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

Talk title: The Bioenergetic Signature of Cancer

Joseph Landolph

Joseph Landolph, PhD | Biosketch
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Talk title: Insoluble Ni Compound-induced Gene Amplification/Gene Silencing Causes Over-expression of Microtubules/Microfilaments, Cell Shape Changes, and Deregulation of Global Gene Expression/Ca2+ Gradients, Inducing Morphological/Neoplastic Transformation of 10t1/2 Mouse Embryo Cells

Karl-Heinrich Link

Karl-Heinrich Link, MD, PhD | Biosketch
Surgical Center and Asklepios Tumor Treatment Center Rhein-Main (ATC), Asklepios Paulinen Klinik (APK)

Talk title: Quality Control in Colon and Rectal Cancer Surgery

Kevin Brindle, PhD | Biosketch
Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Research Institute, Cambridge, UK

Talk title: Detecting Tumour Responses to Treatment Using Hyperpolarized 13C Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging

Ludger Staib

Ludger Staib, MD, PhD | Biosketch
Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Klinikum Esslingen

Talk title: Adjuvant Therapy in Colorectal Cancer – Studies of the FOGT Group

Lyudmila Gulyaeva

Lyudmila Gulyaeva, PhD | Biosketch
Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Siberian Division, Novosibirsk, Russia
Medical Department, Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia

Talk title: Molecular Genetic Study of Female Cancers in Novosibirsk, Russia

Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz

Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz, MD | Biosketch
Department of Applied Tumor Biology, Institute of Pathology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Clinical Cooperation Unit, Applied Tumor Biology (G105), German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany

Talk title: The Immune Biology of Microsatellite Unstable Cancer

Manfred Schwab

Manfred Schwab, PhD | Biosketch
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

Talk title: The FRAGILOME Project, a Strategy for the Discovery of New Gene Biomarkers in Cancer

Marko Kornmann

Marko Kornmann, MD | Biosketch
Department of General, Visceral, and Transplantation Surgery, University of Ulm

Talk title: Tumor-tailored Treatment of Colorectal Cancer: From Bench to Bedside?

Nam-ho Huh

Nam-ho Huh, MD | Biosketch
Department of Cell Biology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Talk title: PINK1/BRPK Inhibits Apoptotic Cell Death and Enhances Cellular Invasiveness Through an Activation of mTORC2 Pathway

Raghu Kaluri

Raghu Kalluri, MD, PhD | Biosketch
Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

Talk title: The Role of Fibroblasts and Pericytes in Cancer Progression and Metastasis

Raquel Seruca

Raquel Seruca, MD, PhD | Biosketch
Cancer Genetics Group, Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto (IPATIMUP)

Talk title: E-Cadherin Mediated Cellular Effects and Molecular Partners. Gastric Cancer as an Invasive Model

Richard Gallagher

Richard Gallagher, __ | Biosketch
Cancer Control Research, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC, Canada
School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Talk title: Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB), UV Radiation, and Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma

Robert Langenbach

Robert Langenbach, PhD | Biosketch
Laboratory of Toxicology and Pharmacology, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health
Research Triangle Park, NC

Talk title: Roles of Beta-arrestin1/2 in Prostaglandin-mediated Signaling and Tumor Development

Sergei Kovalenko

Sergei Kovalenko, PhD | Biosketch
Laboratory of Gene Engineering, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Academy of Medical Sciences, Siberian Branch, Novosibirsk, Russia
Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia

Talk title: Gene Amplification in Breast Cancer Cells: Molecular Mechanisms and Possible Prognostic Value

Sérgio Dias

Sérgio Dias, PhD | Biosketch
Angiogenesis Laboratory, Centro de Investigação em Patobiologia Molecular (CIPM), Portuguese Institute of Oncology (IPOFG)
Lisbon, Portugal
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal

Talk title: Metabolism and Metastasis: In the Bone Marrow and Beyond

Wei Li, PhD | Biosketch
Department of Dermatology and USC-Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

Talk title: Targeting Secreted Heat Shock Protein-90alpha (Hsp90α) to Prevent Breast Cancer Progression

Yoshinori Murakami

Yoshinori Murakami, MD, PhD | Biosketch
Division of Molecular Pathology, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo

Talk title: Spontaneous Development of Lung Adenocarcinoma in the Cadm1 Gene-Deficient Mice

The detailed program grid can be downloaded here and the program-at-a-glance version can be downloaded here.

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