About the Workshop
Tumor cells undergo metabolic changes to cope with the demands of rapid proliferation. But so do immune cells, which reprogram their metabolism when they encounter antigens and inflammatory signals. Drugs targeting cancer metabolism, as well as diets, could therefore also affect the immune system. Yet, to what extent cancer and immune cells respond in a similar fashion is currently unclear.
This EMBO Workshop will focus on the multiple interactions of cancer, the immune system, and systemic and cellular metabolism. Topics include:
- Metabolic disease -including diabetes and obesity-, cancer and inflammation.
- Hypoxia, starvation, cancer microenvironment and inflammation.
- Targeting cancer metabolism and immunometabolism.
- Effects of anti-metabolic drugs on tumor cells, macrophages and adaptive immune cells.
- Body composition, metabolism and immunotherapy
- Diet, anti-metabolic drugs and immunotherapy
In addition, a Roundtable with clinicians, industry members and basic researchers will address the clinical challenges faced by anti-metabolic drugs and the opportunities to target metabolism to sensitize to immunotherapy.
The safety of our attendees is our priority, so we are daily evaluating the situation to provide updates and solutions. In addition, the venue has established health and safety measures in both meeting and hotel rooms. We understand you may be concerned about future COVID-19 related travel bans and restrictions. If you cannot attend the Workshop due to justified force majeure please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will proceed your full refund.
About EMBO Courses and Workshops
EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timelines, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be from the underrepresented gender).
Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.