The Center for Evolution and Cancer within the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is the first such entity in the world focusing on the fundamental evolutionary dynamics that drive carcinogenesis, therapeutic resistance, and cancer susceptibility. The CEC brings together researchers from across the world to accelerate progress in cancer research, with the goal of employing evolutionarily informed approaches to advance cancer research, cancer prevention, and patient management.
December 10 - 13, 2015
Mission Bay Conference Center, UCSF
Theme: Evolutionary Tradeoffs and Clinical Consequences
Tradeoffs are pervasive in biological systems, and the evolutionary dynamics underlying cancer are no exception. The Third International Biannual Evolution and Cancer Conference (IBECC) explores the ways in which tradeoffs have shaped the evolution of cancer suppression systems and the role of tradeoffs in the progression of tumors from benign to malignant. A consideration of evolutionary tradeoffs can also help us to identify challenges and opportunities in cancer therapy and new horizons for cancer prevention.
We welcome scientists coming from different disciplines, including but not limited to oncology, cell biology, evolutionary biology and mathematics. Abstract submissions relating to the theme of evolutionary tradeoffs and clinical consequences are encouraged but submission on all evolution and ecology of cancer topics are welcome.