Keystone Symposia: Epigenetics and Cancer

Країна: США

Місто: Keystone

Тези до: 23.10.2014

Дати: 25.01.15 — 30.01.15

Область наук: Біологічні;

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Організатори: Keystone Symposia on Molecular & Cellular Biology



Cancer epigenetics is a new and rapidly developing area of research. This comes from the fact that many epigenetic regulators (chromatin modifying enzymes, modification reading proteins and chromatin remodeling activities) are found mutated in cancers and from the recent approval of cancer drugs targeting epigenetic enzymes. This Keystone Symposia meeting on Epigenetics and Cancer aims to bring together scientists who are interested in understanding the connections between basic epigenetic pathways and the process of cancer. One aspect of the meeting will highlight the mechanisms by which epigenetic pathways control various biological processes. Information will be presented on chromatin and DNA modifications, chromatin complexes and ncRNAs. A second aspect will revolve around the connections between epigenetic pathways and cancer. This section will highlight genetic and epigenetic changes that take place during oncogenesis and efforts to counteract cancer with small molecule inhibitors against epigenetic regulators. Our hope is to provide a forum for the interchange of information and knowhow between the two converging fields of cancer research and epigenetics.

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