Important Dates

The dates are set and the venue is confirmed for the 7th International Symposium on Cancer Metastasis & the Lymphovascular System: Biology & Treatment at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway in downtown San Francisco, centered between Nob Hill, Fisherman’s Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge and just steps from the historic cable cars on California Street, offering easy access the all the sites and sounds of world-famous San Francisco! We hope you will JOIN US for this biannual symposium convening the most renowned international faculty and leading experts in the field of cancer metastasis, April 20-22, 2017.

  • March 15, 2016 – Online Abstract Submission Site Opens
  • March 15, 2016 – Online Registration & Hotel Reservation Site Opens
  • September 20, 2016 – Abstract Submission Deadline
  • September 20, 2016 – Young Investigator & Trainee Travel Grant Application Deadline
  • October 10, 2016 – Abstract Notifications Sent
  • October 15, 2016 – Early Registration Discount Deadline
  • December 1, 2016 – Co-Author Financial Disclosure deadline
  • March 22, 2017 – Hotel Reservation Cutoff Date (Only a limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved at the highly discounted group rate of $179 per night, plus tax. We recommend booking far in advance of the Hotel Reservation Cutoff as we can not guarantee rooms will still be available until the Hotel Cutoff Date). Rooms in the group block are available beginning Wednesday, April 19, 2017 for three nights, also 3 days before and after the block based on availability.
  • April 5, 2017 – E-poster submission from accepted abstracts deadline. All accepted poster authors will receive instructions on how to upload their E-poster.
  • April 10, 2017 – Deadline for oral presentation files to be uploaded through the Symposium Website (invited speaker and accepted oral abstract presenters)
  • April 20, 2017 – Conference begins at 8:00 AM on Thursday, April 20, 2017.
  • April 22, 2017 – Conference adjourns at 12:30 PM on Saturday 22, 2017.

Symposium Chair, Stanley P. L. Leong, MD, FACS and the Organizing Committee will convene the most renowned international faculty and leading experts in the field of cancer metastasis, fostering genuine translational dialogue among the disciplines responsible for discovering and delivering therapies for cancer.  Cancer micro-environment and the molecular mechanisms involved in the progression of cancer cells to sentinel lymph nodes & beyond to the distant sites will be presented. The symposium will explore immune trafficking and host responses to cancer cells in detail. The topics will include:

  • Cancer Metastasis through the Lymphovascular System
  • Biomarkers for Lymphovascular Development, Growth and Neoplasia
  • Tumor Micro-environment and Tumor Progression
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biology as a Biomarker and Gateway to Cancer Metastasis
  • Lymphogenous versus Hematogenous Cancer Spread: Independent or Connected?
  • Biomarkers for Cancer Metastasis
  • Radioimaging and Molecular Imaging of Cancer Metastasis
  • Frontiers in Immunotherapy using Checkpoint Inhibitors and Molecular Targeted Therapy

“These kind of meetings – Interactions between basic science and clinical research – should be favorably supported !! It is a melting pot for new ideas in clinical research!!”

“Excellent presentations, clear to the point. Lively discussions and good moderation. I truly enjoyed this meeting and look forward to the next one in 2 years.” Read more comments.

For more information, please contact Symposium Manager, Joan Oefner.

Photo Credit: Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
Photo Credit: Holiday Inn Golden Gateway