6th International Conference on Tumor-Host Interaction and Angiogenesis
Welcome
Dear Participants,

The fields of angiogenesis and tumor host interaction, including cancer immunology, have entered clinical practice in recent years. Novel mechanisms of cancer progression and resistance have been unraveled, novel therapeutic targets have been proposed and novel therapeutic approaches unveiled.

New challenges, however remain, in particular the understanding of the role of angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis in tumor invasion, metastasis and resistance, the mobilization, recruitment and regulation of inflammatory and immune cells and their impact on tumor progression and therapy.

Addressing these questions will be key to improve current therapies and develop new ones. To this aim, a deeper understanding of the biology of the tumor microenvironment and mechanisms of tumor-host interactions is necessary.

In this 6th International Conference on Tumor Microenvironment and Angiogenesis we are gathering leading scientists working on these aspects of cancer research to present and discuss recent advances and future avenues of research.

The conference will take place from May 17 – 20, 2015, at the Congressi Stefano Franscini at Monte Verità in Ascona (southern Switzerland), the International Conference Center of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETHZ).

The total number of participants is limited to 100. Participants will be selected based on the scientific excellence of the submitted abstracts and publication record.
All participants are invited to present a poster. A number of short communications will be selected from the submitted abstracts.

We look forward to an exciting meeting and welcoming you at Monte Verità.

The organizers
Kari Alitalo, University of Helsinki
Tatiana Petrova, University of Lausanne
Curzio Rüegg, University of Fribourg
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6th International Conference on Tumor-Host Interaction and Angiogenesis
Monte Verità - Ascona - Switzerland * 17 - 20 May 2015