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Ladies and Gentlemen, dear Scientists:

At this time, we are confident that the Frankfurt Cancer Conference can take place in September as planned after the containment of the coronavirus Sars-CoV-2.
For more information also on the cancellation policy, please see the Terms & Conditions of the conference.

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About the conference

The Frankfurt Cancer Conference is a meeting of internationally leading cancer researchers as well as junior scientists and oncologists. It was first held in 2018 and is planned as a biennial conference.

The main theme of the second Frankfurt Cancer Conference in September 2020 is “From Molecular Research to Mechanism-based Cancer Therapy”. The ongoing translational research activities of the University Cancer Center Frankfurt (UCT), the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) in Frankfurt/Mainz, the Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI) and the Mildred Scheel Career Center (MSNZ) provide the framework for the conference, during which international, national and local research activities will be presented in two poster exhibitions and eight interdisciplinary sessions on the following topics:

  • Tumor Microenvironment & Inflammation
  • Tumor Heterogeneity & Metastasis
  • Cancer Stem Cells & Cell Plasticity
  • Cancer Metabolism & Autophagy
  • Precision Oncology & Tumor Models
  • Target Discovery in Cancer & Drug Development
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma
  • Personalized Oncology: Checkpoint-inhibition & Beyond

Target audience

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

Scientific Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Thomas Oellerich
Chair of Scientific Organizing Committee

Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology 
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) Frankfurt/Mainz

Prof. Dr. Christian Brandts
Co-Chair of Scientific Organizing Committee

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

Prof. Dr. Ivan Dikic
Institute of Biochemistry II
Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences
University Cancer Center (UCT) Frankfurt
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) Frankfurt/Mainz

Prof. Dr. Simone Fulda
Institute for Experimental Tumor Research in Pediatrics
University Cancer Center (UCT) Frankfurt 
Goethe University Frankfurt 
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) Frankfurt/Mainz

Prof. Dr. Florian Greten
Institute for Tumor Biology and Experimental Therapy (Georg-Speyer-Haus)
University Cancer Center (UCT) Frankfurt 
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) Frankfurt/Mainz

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

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

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

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

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

Prof. Dr. Peter Wild
Senckenberg Institute of Pathology
University Cancer Cancer (UCT) Frankfurt
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) Frankfurt/Mainz

Dr. Fabian Finkelmeier
Junior Representative

Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology/Pneumology/Endocrinology
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) Frankfurt/Mainz

Dr. Manuel Kaulich
Junior Representative

Institute of Biochemistry II
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) Frankfurt/Mainz

Dr. Lisa Sevenich
Junior Representative

Institute for Tumor Biology and Experimental Therapy (Georg-Speyer-Haus)
Goethe University Frankfurt
German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) Frankfurt/Mainz

Speakers

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

Mariano Barbacid
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas
Madrid, ES

Florian Bassermann
Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Technical University of Munich
Munich, DE

Cédric Blanpain
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie
Leuven, BE

Peter Carmeliet
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie
Leuven, BE

Craig Crews
Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Yale University
New Haven, USA

Ivan Đikić
Institute of Biochemistry II
Goethe University Frankfurt, DE

Benjamin L. Ebert
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Boston, USA

Neta Erez
Department of Pathology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv, Israel

Janine Erler
Biotech Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC)
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

Gerard Evan
Department of Biochemistry
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK

Tony Green
Cancer Research UK Cambridge Center
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK

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

Stefan Knapp
Institute for Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Goethe University Frankfurt, DE

Claudia Lengerke
Department of Biomedicine
University Hospital Basel
Basel, Switzerland

Joan Massagué
Sloan Kettering Institute
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, USA

Ari M. Melnick
Weill Cornell Medical College 
New York, USA

Markus Müschen
Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
Duarte, USA

Thomas Oellerich
Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology,
Goethe University Frankfurt, DE
 

Jürgen Ruland
Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry
Technical University Munich
Munich, DE

Ruth Scherz-Shouval
Department of Biomolecular Sciences
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot, Israel

Louis M. Staudt
National Cancer Institute
National Institute of Health
Bethesda, USA

Jacco van Rheenen
Netherlands Cancer Institute
Amsterdam, NL

Robert A. Weinberg
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, USA

Eileen White
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
New Brunswick, USA

Preliminary Conference Program

Day 1Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 12:00 noon - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 noonArrival and registration
Keynote LectureRobert A. Weinberg, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Boston, US tba
Session 1Tumor microenvironment & inflammation
Peter Carmeliet, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, Leuven, BEtba
Neta Erez, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv, ILStromal dynamic plasticity drives an inflammatory microenvironment in breast cancer metastasis
Florian Greten, Georg-Speyer-Haus, Frankfurt, DEtba
Ruth Scherz-Shouval, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, ILStromal transcriptional networks underlying phenotypic plasticity and tumor fitness
6:30 p.m.Welcome Reception
Day 2Thursday, September 24, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Keynote LectureLouis Staudt, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, UStba
Session 2José Carreras Session on Leukemia & Lymphoma
Scott Armstrong, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, UStba
Florian Bassermann, Technical University Munich, Munich, DEtba
Benjamin L. Ebert, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, UStba
Ari M. Melnick, Cornell University, New York, UStba
Markus Müschen, City of Hope, Duarte, USMetabolic gatekeepers in B-cell malignancies
Thomas Oellerich, Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt, DEtba
Session 3Cancer stem cells & Cell plasticity
Cédric Blanpain, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, BEMechanisms regulating tumor transition states
Tony Green, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UKtba
Poster Session I
Session 4Precision oncology & Tumor models
Mariano Barbacid, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, Madrid, ESKRAS Mutant Cancer: Direct KRAS Targeting versus Targeting KRAS Signaling Pathways
Gerard Evan, University of Cambridge, UKtba
7:00 p.m.Conference Dinner
Day 3Friday, September 25, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Session 5Tumor heterogeneity & Metastasis
Jacco van Rheenen, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, NLtba
Janine Erler, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, DK Targeting the metastatic niche
Session 6Target discovery in cancer & Drug development
Craig M. Crews, Yale University, US Twenty Years of Targeted Protein Degradation: A New Therapeutic Modality
Stefan Knapp, Goethe University Frankfurt, DEtba
Poster Session II
Session 7Cancer Metabolism & Autophagy
Eileen White, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Jersey, UStba
Ivan Dikic, Goethe University, Frankfurt, DEtba
Session 8Personalized oncology: Checkpoint-inhibition & beyond
Claudia Lengerke, University Hospital Tübingen, Tübingen, DEtba
Jürgen Ruland, Technical University Munich, Munich, DEtba
Keynote LectureJoan Massagué, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USRegenerative origin of metastasis initiating cells
4:00 p.m.End of Conference

Registration fee

The participation fee for the Frankfurt Cancer Conference is 180.00 EUR (early-bird registration before April 30, 2020).
From May 1, 2020 on, the fee will be 210.00 EUR.

Registration Date Registration Fee
Early-bird registration February 1 - April 30, 2020 180.00 EUR
Late registration May 1 - August 15, 2020 210.00 EUR

This fee includes: 

  • Access to all conference sessions
  • All conference material (program & abstract book)
  • Welcome Reception on September 23, 2020
  • Coffee breaks and lunches on September 24+25, 2020
  • Conference Dinner on September 24, 2020
  • Free Wi-Fi at conference venue
  • Free public transport in Frankfurt/Main during the conference upon request

Accommodation is NOT included in the registration fee.

Deadlines

Registration

Early-bird registration deadline: April 30, 2020
Registration deadline: August 15, 2020
Payment deadline: August 31, 2020

If the limit of 500 registered participants is reached, registration will be closed.

Registration acknowledgement
Online registration acknowledgements will be sent by automatic email. A final confirmation with details will be sent, if payment is received on time. 

Abstracts

Abstract submission deadline: April 30, 2020

Abstract submission confirmation
Confirmation of abstract submissions will be sent separately by automatic email. 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 presentation.

Payment

Please note that your registration will only be complete upon payment of the registration fee! Payment of conference fees can be completed only by SEPA bank transfer in advance. Payment details will be provided via email together with the registration acknowledgement  Please make sure that all bank fees are paid by the participants’ institution. Registration payments are VAT-exempt.

Payment by credit card or cash at the conference is NOT possible! 

As soon as payment has been received on our bank account, an email confirmation will be sent. Should you wish to receive an invoice, please contact uct-events@kgu.de.

Terms & Conditions

Registration
The participant's registration will only be accepted after payment of the registration fee within four weeks after registration by SEPA bank transfer to the bank account at Frankfurter Sparkasse, IBAN: DE32 5005 0201 0000 3799 99, SWIFT: HELADEF1822, Reason for Payment: 80101841 FCC 2020 FirstName LastName.

By registering for the conference, the participant agrees to allow the use and storage of his/her personal data for the purpose of processing the registration and conference fees. Furthermore, the participant consents to receive information by email in connection with the participation in the conference. The data will not be made available to third parties and not be used for purposes other than the participation in the Frankfurt Cancer Conference.

Substitutions & Cancellation
Full refunds for conference registration will only be offered for cancellations made in writing only prior to the registration deadline (August 15, 2020). After this deadline, cancellation and refunds will only be made in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the conference organizers. However, it is possible to nominate a substitute delegate from the same organization. Delegate changes are only accepted in writing. Any cancellation or substitution request should be emailed to the Conference Manager.

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

Accommodation Cancellation
Every hotel has its own cancellation policy for accommodation, so please contact your hotel directly in case of cancellation of the reserved room.

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.
For any other purposes, please refer to the disclaimer in the footer of this website.

Last update: 9 January 2020

Deadline

Deadline for abstract submission is April 30, 2020.

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 300 words (main text).

Please save your abstract document using the following name: LastName_FirstName_FCC_2020_abstractform!

You can edit your abstract and other submission details at any time before the deadline (in this case, please contact uct-events@kgu.de).

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 email confirmation of your abstract submission within 24 hours, please contact uct-events@kgu.de.

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
Campus Westend / Auditorium Complex ("Hörsaalzentrum")
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Please click on the picture to view or download the conference venue map.


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).

Deutsche Bahn (www.bahn.de) offers railway services from German and European cities directly to the Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (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 Hauptbahnhof”
Public transportation with S1-9 to “Hauptwache” and then U1/U2/U3/U8 to “Holzhausenstraße”, 0.5 km walk to Campus Westend

Participants can book their train tickets with Deutsche Bahn to Frankfurt am Main at special rates via DB Veranstaltungsticket.

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

Accommodation

Accommodation is NOT included in the registration fee and has to be organized by the participant individually. We have blocked rooms at special rates in hotels in the city center of Frankfurt close to the conference venue. Rooms are available on a first-come-first-serve basis and can be reserved directly via this booking link before 26 August 2020

Booking link (English)               Booking link (German)

Rooms for participants are blocked in the following hotels:

Motel One Frankfurt Römer
Berliner Straße 55
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Distance to conference venue: 2,5 km

Fleming's Express Hotel Frankfurt
Poststraße 8
60329 Frankfurt am Main
Distance to conference venue: 2,3 km

For questions concerning hotel reservations, please contact Ms Steffi Herzog from the Frankfurt Convention Bureau: 
Tel: +49 (0)69 / 2123 0808, Email: s.herzog@infofrankfurt.de
 


Sightseeing

A leaflet containing information on sightseeing attractions in and around Frankfurt as well as a city map can be downloaded here.

The Frankfurt Cancer Conference 2018

The Frankfurt Cancer Conference 2018 was attended by over 400 scientists from all over the world. During the two and a half day conference, a broad spectrum of international speakers presented their cutting-edge science and 140 posters were discussed.

Download full program of 2018 here (PDF)

Browse the picture gallery for an impression of the 2018 Conference!