WCM Cancer Metabolism and Inflammation Symposium

June 23 - June 24, 2022

The WCM Cancer Metabolism and Inflammation Symposium is the first of a new series of two-day meetings on fundamental questions on the biology and pathology of cancer. The goal is to create a discussion-friendly type of conference, restricted to 160 participants, in which interactions among speakers and attendees will spark new ideas and potential collaborations. An interactive environment is key for the success of this type of symposia.

This first symposium is focused on the metabolism of cancer and the inflammatory response that either drives tumor initiation or favors the creation of tissue microenvironments conducive to tumorigenesis and metastatic spread. Inflammation and the immune response are hot areas of research in cancer and are producing new therapies that, by harnessing the immune system's power, hold the promise of a cure or at least better treatments.

The microenvironmental interactions that conform to the tumor rely on different metabolic pathways that provide the fuel for cancer cells to grow under conditions of nutrient abundance. But the tumor cells are often embedded in a hostile tumor microenvironment which forces them to reprogram their metabolism to survive and thrive by activating specific metabolic pathways and autophagic processes. For this, cancer cells "educate" other tissue cells, such as fibroblasts or even the immune cell component of the tumor, to convert its foes into friends.

These molecular and cellular interactions create addictions in the tumor cells, which render them vulnerable to potential therapies targeting these pathways. These key questions in cancer research will be presented and discussed in this meeting by leaders in the field.

Registration is now closed. Please contact Yelena Lavrova at yel9009@med.cornell.edu to be placed on a waiting list.

WCM Cancer Metabolism and Inflammation Symposium


Belfer Research Building
Weill Cornell Medicine
413 East 69 Street
Auditorium BB 302-A, BB 302-B, BB 302-C
New York, NY 10065

Symposium Fees:

The registration fee is $150, which includes the Symposium attendance and coffee breaks. The fee does not include travel, housing or other meals.

We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. When paying by check, it must be in U.S. currency and drawn on a U.S. Bank, made payable to the WCMC/Pathology Dept. International participants can contact us directly for our wire transfer information. When registering, please be sure to use a complete mailing address.

Cancellation Policy:

In the event of cancellation, the Symposium fee is refundable less a $30 service charge. A front and back copy of your cancelled check must be submitted for a refund. After June 1, 2022 no refunds will be possible and no exceptions of any kind can be honored.


From John F. Kennedy/LaGuardia Airports or Penn Station/Grand Central:
Taxi Cab into Manhattan: Advise the driver to take you to 413 East 69th Street (between First and York Avenues). NYC fares are $25 - 30 from LaGuardia and $45 - 50 from JFK.

From Newark, New Jersey:

From Connecticut:


Coffee breaks will be provided in the foyer. The use of cell phones or video/audio recording during the lectures is prohibited. Please note, participants must be fully vaccinated to attend.

Suggested Accommodation:

Guest Facility at The Helmsley Medical Tower
1320 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Reservations: (212) 472-8400
Toll free: (800) HM TOWER
Fax: (212) 535-8524

Courtyard (Marriott)
866 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-317-7940

Courtyard (Marriott) (5-10 minute cab ride)
410 East 93rd Street
New York, New York 10128 USA
Phone: 1-212-410-6777

Renaissance New York Hotel 57 (5-10 minute cab ride)
130 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 753-8841

New York Marriott East Side (5-10 minute cab ride)
525 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
(212) 755-4000

New York Hotel Bentley (Walking distance, 7 blocks from Weill Cornell Medical College)
500 East 62 Street
New York, NY 10065
1-800-555-7555 (includes Canada)


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Maria Diaz-Meco, PhD
Homer T. Hirst III Professor of Oncology in Pathology
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Tel: 646-962-6695
Email: mtd4001@med.cornell.edu

Massimo Loda, MD
David D. Thompson Professor & Chairman of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Pathologist-in-Chief, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Campus
Tel: 212-746-6464
Fax: 212-746-8192
Email: mloda@med.cornell.edu

Jorge Moscat, PhD
Homer T. Hirst III Professor of Oncology in Pathology
Vice Chair for Experimental Pathology
Weill Cornell Medicine
Tel: 646-962-6696
Email: jom4010@med.cornell.edu


Eileen White, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Keynote Speaker
Kivanç Birsoy, Rockefeller University
Ana M. Cuervo, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Ralph J. DeBerardinis, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Maria T. Diaz-Meco, Weill Cornell Medicine
Lydia Finley, Memorial Sloan Kettering
Michael Karin, University of California San Diego
Alec Kimmelman, NYU Langone
Massimo Loda, Weill Cornell Medicine
Christian Metallo, The Salk Institute
Jorge Moscat, Weill Cornell Medicine
Jeff Rathmell, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Davide Ruggero, University of California San Francisco
Mara Sherman, Oregon Health & Science University
Celeste Simon, University of Pennsylvania
Matt Vander Heiden, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kathryn E. Wellen, University of Pennsylvania
Omer Yilmaz, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Requests for further information should be directed to:

Ms. Yelena Lavrova
Symposium Coordinator
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
1300 York Avenue, Room C-302
New York, NY 10065
(212) 746-8169

Symposium Poster

 WCM Cancer Metabolism and Inflammation Symposium

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