Welcome to the 22nd International AEK Cancer Congress

"Understanding and targeting metastatic cancer "

Chairs
Thomas Brabletz (Erlangen, Germany)
Peter Friedl (Nijmegen, Netherlands)
Uta E. Höpken (Berlin, Germany)
Christoph Klein (Regensburg, Germany)

Keynote Speaker
Marcus Conrad (Munich, Germany)
David Lyden (USA)
Alana Welm (USA)

Confirmed Speaker
Julio Aguirre-Ghiso (USA)
Gabriele Bergers (Leuven, Belgium)
Ana Correia (Portugal)
Andrew Ewald (USA)
Michaela Frye (Heidelberg, Germany)
Cyrus Ghajar (USA)
Anna Obenauf (Austria)
Klaus Pantel (Hamburg, Germany)
Nikolaus Rajewsky (Berlin, Germany)
Victoria Sanz-Moreno (United Kingdom)
Alpaslan Tasdogan (Essen, Germany)
Jacco van Rheenen (Netherlands)
Frank Winkler (Heidelberg, Germany)

Scientific Commitee
Jürgen Becker (Essen, Germany)
Thomas Brabletz (Erlangen, Germany)
Martin Eilers (Würzburg, Germany)
Rainer Engers (Neuss, Germany)
Peter Friedl (Nijmegen, Netherlands)
Jens Hoffmann (Berlin, Germany)
Uta E. Höpken (Berlin, Germany)
Klaus-Peter Janssen (Munich, Germany)
Andreas Jung (Munich, Germany)
Alexander Kleger (Ulm, Germany)
Christoph Klein (Regensburg, Germany)
Christian Reinhardt (Essen, Germany)
Christine Sers (Berlin, Germany)
Meike Vogler (Frankfurt, Germany)
Beate Volkmer (Buxtehude, Germany)
Elisabeth Wiesmüller (Ulm, Germany)
Lars Zender (Tübingen, Germany)
Johannes Zuber (Vienna, Austria)

Congress Venue
Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus
Luisenstraße 58/59
10117 Berlin (Mitte)

Main Topics
  • Mechanisms of metastatic progression (signalling, mechanobiology, integrated)
  • Metabolism (and targeting opportunities)
  • (Pre)metastatic niche
  • Genetic evolution and epigenetic plasticity
  • Tumor-stroma interactions
  • Immunotargeting
  • Novel drug concepts
  • Persister cells and resistance
  • Early/latent systemic disease
  • Modeling and visualization systemic cancer