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Europe’s membership association for cancer researchers

Seed and Soil: In Vivo Models of Metastasis

Berlin, Germany : 27 - 29 November 2017


Building on the strong success of the EACR Conference Series, we are pleased to invite you to join us at the 1st joint EACR-MRS Conference on Seed and Soil: In Vivo Models of Metastasis.

Metastasis is responsible for over 90% of cancer patient deaths, largely due to the fact that therapies are generally ineffective against detectable metastatic tumours. There is thus a critical need to better understand the metastatic process in order to identify effective therapeutic strategies, which can only be done with the appropriate experimental tools. This conference will give an in-depth overview of the latest tools to research metastasis and showcase the latest findings of world-leading metastasis researchers.

Target audience

We encourage investigators at all levels to attend. The target audience ranges from Masters students to established PIs who have a keen interest in gaining knowledge about tools for metastasis research. The conference will be relevant for lab-based and clinical researchers, as well as those working in industry.

Topics to be covered

  • New models of metastasis

  • Imaging metastasis

  • Transgenic models of metastasis

  • Modelling metastasis

Scientific Programme Committee: Janine Terra Erler (Chair), Jonathan Sleeman, Ulrike Stein, Christof von Kalle

The Metastasis Research Society (MRS)

The Metastasis Research Society (MRS) is a 31 year-old, non-profit, international professional society for researchers, clinicians, members of industry, and entrepreneurs who are dedicated to solving the problem of cancer metastasis. The mission of the MRS is to support progressive research on any processes fundamental to metastasis. This includes supporting the exchange of information between all stakeholders in metastasis research and treatment via conferences, networking events, webinars, and the two official journals of the society (Clinical and Experimental Metastasis and Cancer and Metastasis Reviews). We also strive to educate the public about metastatic cancer, and raise awareness about the funding discrepancy for metastatic research worldwide.

We encourage you to join our efforts and support metastatic cancer research and metastatic patient education globally by becoming an MRS member. Click here to view membership categories and benefits, and join today. Follow the MRS on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date metastasis-related news.

Reduced registration rates for the conference are available for MRS members.

Key dates

Bursary application deadline:
29 September 2017

Abstract submission deadline:
29 September 2017

Registration deadline:
31 October 2017


Harnack House, conference venue of the Max Planck Society.


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