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Altenberg Workshop
A Revised Theory of Cancer
35th Altenberg Workshop in Theoretical Biology
2017-11-10 9:00 - 2017-11-12 14:00
Organized by Mina J. Bissell, Ingemar Ernberg, Bernhard Strauss

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Ever increasing amounts of DNA sequence-based “cancer mutation” data have added much to our understanding of the human genome over the past decade. However, whereas detailed sequencing has helped delineate new pathways and has led to some progress in specific cancer types, this has not delivered a real breakthrough in our understanding of cancer. We believe it is time to re-assess some of the scientific concepts that underpin current mainstream cancer research, such as the “Somatic Mutation Theory” of cancer in light of solid experimental data and alternative theoretical concepts that have accumulated over several decades in different areas of cell and cancer biology as well as big data analysis methodologies. The workshop is anticipated to start the process of integrating these insights into a new framework of “a revised theory of cancer.”

The Workshop is dedicated to the memory of Susan Lindquist (Whitehead Institute, MIT) and George Klein (Karolinska Institute, Sweden), two brilliant and amazingly successful scientists who have embraced ‘a revised theory of cancer’ late in their scientific careers.

Organized by:

Mina J. Bissell (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories)
Ingemar Ernberg (Karolinska Institutet)
Bernhard Strauss (University of Cambridge)

Confirmed speakers:

Marta Bertolaso University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome
Mina Bissell  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cedric Blanpain Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles
Peter Csermely Semmelweis University, Budapest
Paul CW Davies  Arizona State University
Ingemar Ernberg Karolinska Institute, Stockholm
Cyrus Ghajar  Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle
Vera Gorbunova  University of Rochester, New York
Edouard Hannezo   IST Austria, Klosterneuburg
Sui Huang Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle
Barbara Marte Nature Publishing Group, London
Jörg Menche Research Center for Molecular Medicine, Vienna
Tim Newman College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee
Larry Norton  Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York
Jaques Pouyssegur   Centre Scientifique de Monaco
Giorgio Inghirami  Weill Cornell Medical College, New York
Jacco van Rheenen Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht
Kahn Rhrissorrakrai  IBM Computational Biology Center, Yorktown Heights, NY
Tobias Sjöblom Uppsala University
Bernhard Strauss The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge
Emmy Verschuren FIMM, Helsinki
Valerie Weaver  University of California, San Francisco



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