Annual Workshop on Cancer Systems Biology
Systems Biology of Tumor Dormancy
July 25–28, 2011
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
, Boston USA
The Center of Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB) brings together diverse researchers from biological, mathematical, physical and clinical backgrounds to better understand the molecular and tissue-level events underlying cancer evolution and development. Research interests include carcinogenesis and tumor growth dynamics, radiobiology, translational studies on microenvironmental influence, DNA damage and repair, tumor angiogenesis, tumor-cell fusion, cancer stem cells, radiotherapeutic and chemotherapeutic dosing, gene interaction networks, aging, tissue repair and regeneration, endothelial and endothelial progenitor cells, hematopoietic and mesenchymal stem cells and progenitor cells, space radiobiology, Angiostatin and Endostatin, tumor microenvironment, tumor-fibrogenesis, tumor dormancy, self-metastatses, tissue architecture, platelet derived growth factors (PDGF), angiogenesis biomarkers, high throughput chemical screening and image analysis, oxidative and nitrosative stress, self-organizing systems, Mullers ratchet, second cancers after radiotherapy, modeling chromosome aberrations, calcium signalling, muscle stem cells, nanotechnology in diagnostics and therapy, proton irradiation and proton therapy, immune system interactions, immunosuppressive drugs, low dose radiation, tissue-matrix remodeling, mechanical tissue properties, and senescence. The team is led by Lynn Hlatky, and faculty and postdocs in the center include Philip Hahnfeldt, David Goukassian, Kashi Javaherian, Amir Abdollahi, Nava Almog, Heiko Enderling, Edward Rietman, Giannoula Klement, Afshin Beheshti, Julia Fox, Shiva Kalinga, David Story, Mahdokht Behravan, Nandita Bhattacharya, Sophie Domhan, Swati Girdhani, Lili Ma, Tyson McDonald, Charles Morton, Maoyun Sun, Kathleen Wilkie, George Parris, Roberto Pola, Rainer Sachs, Christian Schwager, Alex Shtifman. Our collaborators include Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff, Sylvain Costes, Jorg Kleef, Edgar Knobloch, Jeffrey Nickerson, Douglas Schneider, Ingolf Tuerk and Peter Catalano.
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