Sydney West Translational Cancer Research Centre
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NSW Teacher’s Federation Conference Centre, Sydney

Metabolic reprogramming is now recognised as a critical aberration facilitating the growth and proliferation of many cancers. There is a compelling body of evidence showing that signalling pathways that drive oncogenesis also trigger major alterations in nutrient uptake and metabolism, while mutations in a number of metabolic enzymes are known to cause certain types of cancer. In addition to changes in metabolism at the level of the tumour, there are also strong links between metabolic diseases, such as obesity and diabetes, and cancer prevalence, severity and disease progression. This extensive interplay between oncogenic signalling and intermediary metabolism has raised the possibility that targeting metabolic pathways may be a viable therapeutic approach for preventing and treating cancer.

Thus, the goal of this meeting is to engage a diverse group of scientists and clinicians with expertise in nutrient metabolism, cancer biology, signal transduction and network modelling to explore and discuss the latest developments in metabolic regulation in cancer.

In 2019, we have three international speakers, and a selection of invited national speakers. As was the philosophy for the first two meetings, we welcome scientists and clinicians at all levels to present their work. To facilitate this, we have reserved oral presentations for selected submitted abstracts including a full session for PhD students to present, as well as a poster session for all submitted abstracts.

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