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Europe’s membership association for cancer researchers

A Matter of Life or Death: From Basic Cell Death Mechanisms to Novel Cancer Treatments

Amsterdam, Netherlands : 1 - 3 February 2018


Evading cell death is a hallmark of cancer cells, which contributes to tumour growth and therapeutic resistance. But cancer cells also highjack mechanisms like protective autophagy or senescence to promote tumour growth. Cell death is an important determinant of the immune response to cancer, which may either increase the antitumour effect or promote tumour growth.      

The conference will cover exciting new insights into this highly-relevant field, so please join us in Amsterdam to be stimulated by the latest research updates!

Target Audience

With its translational character, the conference has been designed for basic and translational cancer scientists, as well as oncologists who are interested in the multifaceted role of cell death in cancer.

We strongly encourage early-stage basic cancer researchers and medical oncologists to present their work to the international community. There will be plenty of opportunities for interaction with some of the top experts in the field, including Round Table Discussions. We anticipate an inspiring informal atmosphere to share research findings, and to establish or strengthen collaborations.

Topics to be covered

  • Mechanisms and regulation of classical apoptotic and non-classical modes of cell death

  • Mechanistic insight into autophagy and senescence

  • Therapeutic strategies modulating cell death in cancer cells

  • Impact of cell death on immune responses to cancer and cancer therapies


Scientific Programme Committee: Simone Fulda, Verena Jendrossek (chair), Jan Paul Medema

Key dates

Bursary application deadline:
10 November 2017

Abstract submission deadline:
20 November 2017

Registration deadline:
05 January 2018


De Rode Hoed, a former hidden church in the centre of Amsterdam.

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