About the conference

The Frankfurt Cancer Conference is a three-day on-site meeting of internationally leading cancer researchers as well as junior scientists and clinical oncologists. The main theme of the conference in 2024 is “Targeting the tumor-host interface”.

The ongoing translational research activities of the University Cancer Center (UCT) Frankfurt, the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) in Frankfurt/Mainz and the Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI) provide the framework for the conference. International, national and local research activities will be presented with focus on the following topics:

  • Metabolism at the tumor-host interface  
  • Targeted cell therapy  
  • Molecular drug discovery  
  • Modulating immune therapy response  
  • Post-transcriptional disease mechanisms 
  • Exploitation of the tumor microenvironment 

Target audience

The conference targets basic and translational researchers as well as oncologists who are interested in cancer biology, novel cancer therapies and mechanism-based clinical trials. We want to encourage both early-career cancer researchers as well as clinical oncologists to participate and present their work to the international community. There will be plenty of opportunities to interact with experts in the field of cancer research and to establish or deepen collaborations in an inspiring atmosphere.

Scientific Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Hubert Serve
Chair of Scientific Organizing Committee

Department of Medicine 2, Hematology/Oncology
University Cancer Center (UCT) Frankfurt
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) and DKFZ

Prof. Dr. Thomas Oellerich
Co-Chair of Scientific Organizing Committee

Department of Medicine 2, Hematology/Oncology
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)
University Cancer Center (UCT) Frankfurt

Prof. Dr. Melek Canan Arkan
Georg-Speyer-Haus
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)

Prof. Dr. Peter Bader
Department of Pediatrics
University Cancer Center (UCT) Frankfurt
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)

Prof. Dr. Halvard B. Bönig
Department for Cellular Therapeutics / Cell Processing (GMP)
German Red Cross Blood Service Frankfurt
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)

Prof. Dr. Christian Brandts
Department of Medicine 2, Hematology/Oncology
University Cancer Center (UCT) Frankfurt
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)

Prof. Dr. Christian Buchholz
Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI)
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)

PD Dr. med. Gesine Bug
Department of Medicine 2, Hematology/Oncology
University Cancer Center (UCT) Frankfurt
Goethe University Frankfurt

Prof. Dr. Florian Büttner
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)

Dr. Anjali Cremer
Department of Medicine 2, Hematology/Oncology
University Cancer Center (UCT) Frankfurt
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)

Dr. Anne Fassl
Department of Urology
University Cancer Center (UCT) Frankfurt
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt

Prof. Dr. Fabian Finkelmeier
Department of Medicine 1, Gastroenterology/Pneumology/Endocrinology
University Cancer Center (UCT) Frankfurt
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt

Dr. Nicola Gökbuget
Department of Medicine 2, Hematology/Oncology
University Cancer Center (UCT) Frankfurt
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)

Prof. Dr. Florian Greten
Georg-Speyer-Haus
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)

Dr. Ann-Christin Hau
Institute for Neurology (Edinger Institute)
University Cancer Center (UCT) Frankfurt
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt

Dr. Katharina Imkeller
Institute for Neurology (Edinger Institute)
University Cancer Center (UCT) Frankfurt
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)

Prof. Dr. Jan-Henning Klusmann
Department of Pediatrics
University Cancer Center (UCT) Frankfurt
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)

Prof. Dr. Stefan Knapp
Institute for Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)

Dr. Konstantinos Kokkaliaris
Dr. Senckenberg Institute of Pathology
University Cancer Center (UCT) Frankfurt
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)

Dr. Susanne Müller-Knapp
Institute for Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt

Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Plate
Institute for Neurology (Edinger Institute)
University Cancer Center (UCT) Frankfurt
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)

Dr. Yvonne Reiss
Institute for Neurology (Edinger Institute)
University Cancer Center (UCT) Frankfurt
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)

PD Dr. Eva Rettinger
Department of Pediatrics
University Cancer Center (UCT) Frankfurt
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)

Prof. Dr. Michael Rieger
Department of Medicine 2, Hematology/Oncology
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) and DKFZ

Prof. Dr. Claus Rödel
Department of Radiation Therapy and Oncology
University Cancer Center (UCT) Frankfurt
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)

Prof. Dr. Joachim Steinbach
Dr. Senckenberg Institute of Neurooncology
University Cancer Cancer (UCT) Frankfurt
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)

Dr. Hannah Uckelmann
Department of Pediatrics
University Cancer Center (UCT) Frankfurt
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)

Prof. Dr. Evelyn Ullrich
Department of Pediatrics
University Cancer Cancer (UCT) Frankfurt
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)

Prof. Dr. Janne Vehreschild
Department of Medicine 2, Hematology/Oncology
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
University Cancer Cancer (UCT) Frankfurt
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)

PD Dr. Pia Zeiner
Dr. Senckenberg Institute of Neurooncology
University Cancer Cancer (UCT) Frankfurt
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)

Confirmed Speakers

Iannis Aifantis
Chair, Department of Pathology
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
New York, US

Scott Armstrong
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,
Harvard Medical School,
Boston, US

Jay Bradner
Harvard Medical School
Boston, US

Alessio Ciulli
Professor of Chemical and Structural Biology
University of Dundee
Dundee, Scotland, UK

Eran Elinav
Department of Systems Immunology
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot, IL

Sarah-Maria Fendt
VIB KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology
Leuven, BE

Lydia Finley
Geoffrey Beene Junior Faculty Chair
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, US

Michaela Frye
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Heidelberg, DE

Stephen Gottschalk
Chair, Department of Bone Transplant and Cellular Therapy
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Memphis, US

Florian Greten
Georg-Speyer-Haus Institute for Tumor Biology and Experimental Therapy
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
Frankfurt, DE

Michael Hallek
Department of Hematology/Oncology
University Hospital of Cologne
Cologne, DE

Daniel Hodson
Department of Haematology,
University of Cambridge,
Cambridge, UK

Lena Horvath
Department of Internal Medicine V, Hematology/Oncology
Medical University Innsbruck
Innsbruck, AT

Brian Huntly
Department of Hematology
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK

Michael Kharas
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, US

Rama Khokha
Department of Medical Biophysics
University of Toronto
Toronto, CA

Jan-Henning Klusmann
Department of Pediatrics,
Goethe University,
Frankfurt, DE

Stefan Knapp
Institute for Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
Frankfurt, DE
 

Ravi Majeti
Director, Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Stanford, US

Thomas Oellerich
Department of Medicine 2, Hematology/Oncology,
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
Frankfurt, DE
 

James Phelan
Lymphoid Malignancies Branch
National Cancer Institute (NIH)
Bethesda, US

Christian Reinhardt
Department of Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation
University Hospital Essen
Essen, DE

Rizwan Romee
Principal Investigator
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, US

Marco Ruella
Center for Cellular Immunotherapies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, US

Hubert Serve
Department of Medicine 2, Hematology/Oncology
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
Frankfurt, DE

Hannah Uckelmann
Department of Pediatrics
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
Frankfurt, DE

Evelyn Ullrich
Department of Pediatrics
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
Frankfurt, DE

Marcel R. M. van den Brink
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, US

Georg E. Winter
Center for Molecular Medicine
Medical University Vienna
Vienna, AT

TIMEPRELIMINARY PROGRAM - Wednesday, 28 August 2024 | 12:00 - 19:15 CEST
12:00-14:00Arrival and Registration
14:00-14:15Welcome & Introduction
Hubert Serve, Goethe University Frankfurt, DE
14:15-15:45Opening Session
 Michael Hallek
Hannah Uckelmann
15:45-16:45Coffee Break
16:45-17:40Keynote Lecture
Jay Bradner, Harvard Medical School, Boston, US:
Chemical Biology and Cancer Therapeutics
17:40-19:15Session 1: Targeted Cell Therapy
 Stephen Gottschalk
Rizwan Romee
Marco Ruella
Evelyn Ullrich

 


TIMEPRELIMINARY PROGRAM Thursday, 29 August 2024, 09:00-19:00 CEST
08:30-09:00Arrival and Registration
09:00-10:30Session 2: Post-Transcriptional Disease Mechanisms
 Michaela Frye
Michael Kharas
Thomas Oellerich
10:30-11:20Coffee Break
11:20-13:00Session 3: Modulating Immune Therapy Response
 Eran Elinav
Ravi Majeti
Marcel van den Brink
Lena Horvath
13:00-15:00Poster Session I
in parallel: Lunch Break
15:00-16:40Session 4: Metabolism at the Tumor-Host Interface
 Iannis Aifantis
Sarah-Maria Fendt
Lydia Finley
16:40-17:30Coffee Break
17:30-19:00Session 5: Exploitation of Tumor-Intrinsic Mechanisms
 Brian Huntly
Hubert Serve
19:00Conference Dinner

 


TIMEPRELIMINARY PROGRAM Friday, 30 August 2024 | 09:00-17:00 CEST
08:30-09:00Arrival and Registration
9:00- 10:45Session 6: Innovative Therapeutics for Hematological Neoplasias
 Scott Armstrong
Henning Klusmann
Daniel Hodson
James Phelan
10:45-11:40Coffee Break
11:40-13:00Session 7: Molecular Drug Discovery
 Alessio Ciulli
Stefan Knapp
Georg Winter
13:00-15:00Poster Session II
in parallel: Lunch Break
15:00-16:45Session 8: Exploitation of the Tumor Microenvironment
 Rama Khokha
Christian Reinhardt
Florian Greten
16:45-17:40Keynote Lecture
17:40-18:00Wrap-up and End of Conference

 

Registration

The participation fee for the Frankfurt Cancer Conference is 438 EUR. This fee includes:

  • Access to all conference sessions
  • All conference material (program & abstract book)
  • Coffee breaks, lunches and finger food on August 28-30, 2024
  • Conference dinner on August 29, 2024
  • Free WLAN at conference venue

Accommodation is not included in the registration fee.

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Registration deadline

Registration deadline: June 30, 2024
Abstract submission deadline: March 20, 2024

Registration will be closed after the limit of 400 registered participants is reached.

Terms and Conditions

Registration and Payment
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Substitutions and Cancellation
Full refunds of the conference registration fee will only be offered for cancellations made in writing and only prior to the registration deadline (June 30, 2024). After this deadline, cancellation and refunds will only be made in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the conference organizers. In case of cancellation, it is possible to nominate a substitute delegate from the same organization. Delegate changes are only accepted in writing. Any cancellation or substitution requests should be emailed to the Conference Manager at info-fcc@ukffm.de.

Please note that you are responsible for organizing your own arrival and departure and that the organizer accepts no liability for the cancellation of flight or train tickets or accommodation booked by you.

Cancellation of Frankfurt Cancer Conference
If the conference should be cancelled for any reason, we will credit 100% of paid registration fees.

Program Changes
No liability is accepted for changes to the program or postponements. The organizers reserve the right to postpone or to cancel individual lectures or other program elements should this become necessary. This does not give the participant the right to withdraw. Furthermore, the organizers are not liable for the presence of announced speakers. In the event of cancellation or postponement of individual lectures or other program elements, the participant shall not be entitled to compensation of any kind. The organizers will then endeavour to find adequate replacement.

Privacy Policy
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You can obtain from the organizer (info-fcc@ukffm.de) the written communication of your data, as well as, where appropriate, portability of the data, rectification, restriction of processing, deletion of data which is inaccurate, incomplete or irrelevant. For further information or to lodge a complaint you may also contact our official data protection officer at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (dsb@uni-frankfurt.de) and the Hessian data protection officer (poststelle@datenschutz.hessen.de).

Creation, use, editing and publication of photographs and videos
Photos and videos will be taken during the event for public relations purposes. By selecting the checkbox upon registration, you agree that the photos and videos taken in connection with the event may be published, used, edited and reproduced by the organizer for representation purposes on the intranet, on the Internet (including social media platforms) and in print and presentation media without any claim to remuneration. This consent is voluntary and can be changed or completely revoked at any time in writing to the organizer with effect for the future. We would like to point out that participants who do not agree to this will be assigned a special seat during the conference.

Disclaimer
Please note that the organizers shall not be responsible for and shall be exempt from any and all liability in respect of any damage, injury or accident of any person on the way to or during the conference, or for loss or damage to his or her luggage or any other property. All insurance, including medical cover or expenses incurred in the event of the cancellation of the Frankfurt Cancer Conference are the responsibility of the participant himself. Participants are encouraged to choose a travel insurance policy that includes loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in Frankfurt Cancer Conference, or through the cancellation of the event itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. The Organizing Committee will take no responsibility for any participant failing to insure.

Abstract Submission Deadline

Deadline for abstract submission is March 20, 2024.

Abstract guidelines

All participants are invited to submit an abstract. Please use the abstract form provided for download on this page and submit your abstract, preferably as Word document with a maximum length of 2000 characters including spaces (main text).

Please save your abstract document using the following name: LastName_FirstName_FCC_2024_abstractform!

Selection of abstracts for poster presentations will be based on their scientific impact on the conference. After assessment of the abstracts by the Scientific Organizing Committee, authors will receive an email notification and will be informed of acceptance and selection for poster presentation.The best abstracts will be selected for a short talk.

Please note: If you have not received an automatic email confirmation of your abstract submission within 24 hours, please contact info-fcc@ukffm.de.

Download Abstract Form
 

Posters

All accepted participants are invited to present a poster. Posters should be printed in DIN A0, which is 84.1 cm (width) x 118.9 cm (height). Poster stripes and pins for poster setup will be provided at the conference venue.

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Conference venue

Goethe University Frankfurt
Westend Campus

Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Casino building
Festsaal I (Room 823)

accessible by foot via Nina-Rubinstein-Weg


Transport & Directions

The Campus Westend of the Goethe University Frankfurt is well-connected to the international airport of Frankfurt (FRA) and reachable by taxi (20 min) or public transport (35 min).

The Deutsche Bahn (www.bahn.de) offers railway services from German and European cities directly to the Frankfurt Main Station, which is connected to Campus Westend by a 10 min subway ride.

Detailed information on public transportation in Frankfurt: www.rmv.de

Travel by plane
Flight to Frankfurt International Airport (FRA)
Taxi ride to Campus Westend (20 min) or
Public transportation with S8 or S9 to “Hauptwache” and then U1/U2/U3/U8 to “Holzhausenstraße”, 0.5 km walk to Campus Westend

Travel by train
Train ride to Frankfurt Main Station (“Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof”)
Public transportation with S1-9 to “Hauptwache” and then U1/U2/U3/U8 to “Holzhausenstraße”, 0.5 km walk to Campus Westend

Travel by car
Address for navigation system: Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 1, 60323 Frankfurt am Main
Parking has to be organized individually by the participants.There are no reserved parking lots at the conference venue. Several car parks are in the immediate vicinity of the conference (<1 km):

  • Parkhaus Palmengarten, Siesmayerstraße 61, 60323 Frankfurt am Main
  • Parkhaus Grünhof APCOA, Eschersheimer Landstraße 223, 60320 Frankfurt am Main
  • Parkhaus Turmcenter, Querstraße 7-9, 60547 Frankfurt am Main

Contact

Chairs of the Scientific Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Hubert Serve
Department of Medicine 2, Hematology/Oncology
University Cancer Center (UCT) Frankfurt
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) and DKFZ

Prof. Dr. Thomas Oellerich
Department of Medicine 2, Hematology/Oncology
University Cancer Center (UCT) Frankfurt
Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI)
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) and DKFZ

Conference Managers

Dr. Angelika Oellerich
a.oellerich@med.uni-frankfurt.de
Tel: +49 (0)69 / 6301-5459

Birgit Rosiejak
rosiejak@em.uni-frankfurt.de
Tel: +49 (0)69 / 6301-5459

Press Relations

Felicitas Cremer
felicitas.cremer@med.uni-frankfurt.de
Tel: +49 (0)69 / 6301-87335

The Frankfurt Cancer Conference is an advertising-free event. There will be no exhibition spaces or other advertising opportunities for industry sponsors.