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Cancer Genetics & Tumor Suppressor Genes Meeting

Some 400 researchers gather this week (August 14 - 18) for the fourth biennial meeting on Cancer Genetics & Tumor Suppressor Genes at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The meeting brings together a diverse group of scientists focused on studying the genetic basis of cancer and improving methods for diagnosing and treating many forms of the disease. In particular, the researchers will discuss their latest findings and technical advances in cancer genetics and the analysis of tumor suppressor gene function.

Topics to be addressed include:

New Cancer Genes Novel Therapeutic Approaches
Apoptosis Telomerase & Senescence
Tumor Progression DNA Repair & Genomic Instability
Rb & p53 Pathways

The Keynote Speakers are Anton Berns of the Netherlands Cancer Institute ("Mouse Models for Cancer Have Come a Long Way") and Stephen Elledge of the Baylor College of Medicine ("The DNA Damage Response").

A complete description of the 2002 Fall Meetings (including "Molecular Genetics of Aging") and Winter Biotechnology Conferences at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is available at:

For more information, contact:

Peter Sherwood
Chief Science Correspondent
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
tel: (516) 367-6947
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