McArdle Symposium on Cancer – The Initiation-Promotion Paradigm – Nov. 8

The first annual McArdle Symposium on Cancer, to be held on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the UW-Madison Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC), will focus on initiation-promotion in cancer.  The Initiation-Promotion Paradigm continues to shape our understanding of carcinogenesis and chemoprevention. Beyond the importance of mutation and other genomic and epigenomic changes, the involvement in cancer of cellular interactions, stromal microenvironment, inflammation, and hormonal effects are each coming into view at the cellular and molecular level.  The abstract deadline is Oct. 7.

This Symposium will feature six invited speakers and two Poster Sessions at which registrants will share their investigations of cancer (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, HSLC Auditorium/Atrium).  Keynote speakers include Allan Balmain, UCSF (Genetic control of gene expression and cancer susceptibility), and Fiona Watt, Cancer Institute UK (Contributions of different signaling pathways and different cell populations to epidermal tumorigenesis).  The program will conclude with a dinner honoring the pioneering work of Drs. Roswell K. Boutwell and Gerald C. Mueller (6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Lowell Center, 610 Langdon Street, UW-Madison).

The Abstract Submission Deadline is October 7, 2008.
The registration fee for students and postdocs is $25; registration for all others is $75.

The complete program and information on abstract submission and registration is available at