• EPIGENETICS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ORIGINS OF CANCER

    11-12 June 2016
    IARC, Lyon

     
  • There is currently wide-spread recognition that epigenetics has moved from the periphery to the center stage of cancer research. Recent studies contributed to the identification of epigenetic events deregulated by specific environmental and lifestyle stressors, and these findings continue to deepen our understanding of the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, particularly those linked to risk-factor exposures and aging. In addition, important insights into epigenetic mechanisms and associated exposure risk factors have had a functional impact onto the etiologies of specific human cancers.
     
    The goals of this meeting are to evaluate the recent scientific knowledge in the field of epigenetics and environmental origins of cancer, to determine future research needs in this area, and to assess the implications of such studies in cancer causation and prevention. We will also discuss how advances in epigenomics and the emergence of powerful technologies as well as state-of-the-art in vitro approaches may help understand mechanisms underlying epigenome deregulation by the environment and identifying epigenetic biomarkers.
     
    The meeting will bring together a group of leading scientists in the field in order to provide the best forum for discussion on recent advances in cancer epigenetics and environment, provide advice on ongoing activities and a basis for new initiatives and collaborations.

    Presentations will be grouped thematically around the following topics:
    • Environmental agents and lifestyles
    • Early life exposures
    • Nutrition and metabolism
    • Infections and microbiome
    • Endocrine disruptors
    • Carcinogen evaluation

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  • CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

    The Call for abstracts is now closed. Those selected for oral presentation will be notified by 29 April 2016 at the latest.
  • REGISTRATION

    REGISTRATION CLOSED DUE TO FULL HOUSE !

    CONTACT
    For all enquiries concerning this meeting, please contact Ms. Elizabeth Page
    pagee@iarc.fr

    PRACTICAL INFORMATION
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