Follow-up Symposium on Epigenetics and Signaling Networks in Cancer

Where: Institut Curie or Toulouse Cancer Cluster (France)
When: To be determined

Doctors and researchers from INSERM, Curie Institute, Toulouse Cancer Cluster, Winship Cancer Institute and Emory University, who met within the framework of "France-Atlanta 2010," will organize a return symposium to discuss new developments in their field of interest.

Epigenetic mechanisms are essential for normal development and maintenance of tissue-specific gene expression patterns in humans. Disruption of epigenetic processes can lead to altered gene function and malignant cellular transformation. Recent advancements in the rapidly evolving field of cancer epigenetics have shown extensive reprograming of every component of the epigenetic machinery in cancer. The reversible nature of epigenetic aberrations leads to the emergence of the promising field of epigenetic therapy.

This symposium follows last year’s symposium " Transforming Cancer Research Through Technology" that took place on December 2 and 3, 2010 at the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University.

If you want to watch last year’s presentations, click here.