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Seed and Soil: Mechanisms of Metastasis

Berlin, Germany : 7 - 9 October 2019


Conference sold out

Please note that this conference is completely sold out, and we are unable to accept any more registrations.

We invite you to join us at the 2nd joint EACR-MRS Conference on Seed and Soil: Mechanisms of Metastasis. This is a joint conference organised by the  European Association for Cancer Research (EACR) and Metastasis Research Society (MRS).

Metastasis formation is responsible for over 90% of cancer patient deaths, largely due to the fact that therapies are generally ineffective against detectable metastatic tumors. There is thus a crucial need to mechanistically understand the cellular, tissue and whole-body processes driving metastasis formation in order to identify effective therapeutic strategies. This conference will give an in-depth overview of our current knowledge on cancer, stromal and immune cell centred mechanisms promoting metastasis formation presented by world-leading researchers in the field.

Target audience

The conference will be relevant for lab-based and clinical researchers, as well as those working in industry. 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 mechanisms of metastasis formation.

Topics to be covered

Topics cover (epi)genetic, signaling, immune, microenvironment and metabolic aspects of:

  • Metastasis Initiation
  • Metastasis Formation & Maintenance
  • Targeting Metastasis

Scientific Programme Committee:

  • Janine Erler (co-Chair)
  • Andreas Trumpp (co-Chair)
  • Sarah-Maria Fendt
  • Jonathan Sleeman

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.

Follow us on twitter for updates @EACRnews and engage with the conference with #SASMetastasis19

Key dates

Bursary application deadline:
31 July 2019

Abstract submission deadline:
31 July 2019

Registration deadline:
06 September 2019


Harnack House, conference venue of the Max Planck Society.

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