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The Norwegian Cancer Symposia:

Intracellular Transport and Signal Transduction
in Cancer Biomedicine

Stalheim Hotel, the Nærøy fjord, Norway
19-23 May 2007


David Bilder
Lena Claesson-Welsh
Ivan Dikic
Bo van Deurs
Gisou van der Goot
Ari Helenius
Tomas Kirchhausen
Inger Helene Madshus
David Ornitz
Tom Rapoport
Joseph Schlessinger
Giampietro Schiavo
Jean-Paul Thiery
Bart Vanhaesebroeck
Andrew Wilkie
Marino Zerial

Arranged by the Institute for Cancer Research,
The Norwegian Radium Hospital

Organizing committee:

Sjur Olsnes
Kirsten Sandvig
Harald Stenmark
Tore Geir Iversen
Tor Erik Rusten
Jørgen Wesche
May E. Johannesen

Supported by:

Dysregulation of signalling pathways downstream of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) is a frequent event in carcinogenesis. This meeting, the first in a series sponsored by the “Norsk Hydro’s Fund” for cancer research, will discuss key concepts of RTK signalling pathways, and how such signalling is modulated by intracellular trafficking. Examples of how proper receptor trafficking has a tumour suppressor function will be provided, and the mechanisms of intracellular trafficking of RTKs and other receptors will be explored. Finally, novel anti-cancer drugs that target RTKs and their pathways will be highlighted.

Invited lectures will be given by scientists who are world leaders within RTK signalling and membrane trafficking, and a few short talks will be chosen from submitted abstracts. There will also be poster sessions covering the main topics of the meeting.