Cell death, inflammation and cancer

Country: Austria

City: Obergurgl

Abstr. due: 01.10.2016

Dates: 10.01.17 — 14.01.17

Area Of Sciences: Biology;

Organizing comittee e-mail: ilona.lengenfelder@i-med.ac.at

Organizers: EMBO

 

Cell death has long been known to contribute to tissue-repair and homeostasis. However, only recently it has become clear that dying cells release a variety of paracrine signals to communicate with the immune system and their microenvironment to ensure tolerance, tissue-regeneration and wound-healing.

How the body responds to dying cells can make the difference between an effective homeostatic response and one that provokes pathology. The realization that cell death and inflammation are linked has sparked intense research into the different forms of cell death and its pathophysiological consequences.

Understanding how dying cells initiate and escalate inflammation is key to understand complex pathologies such as cancer and has important implications for the development of novel treatment strategies.

This workshop will explore the complex relationship between cell death and inflammation, and how this crosstalk impacts on tumour formation and drug-resistance.

Conference Web-Site: http://events.embo.org/17-cell-death/