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  • Nanotechnologies in Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy, and Prevention

    June 11 - 13, 2013
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

    Presented by The New York Academy of Sciences, the Mushett Family Foundation, and The Nanotechnology Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

    The location of this conference has been changed to the Rockefeller Research Laboratories at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

    Harnessing principles from chemistry, biology, physics, and engineering, nanotechnology is a multidisciplinary field still in its infancy. Throughout the past decade, nanoparticles and specifically nanoparticle drug delivery systems, have emerged at the forefront of cancer therapies.

    Nanotechnology has helped to design and fabricate micro-scale devices, including nanoparticle drug delivery systems able to target tumors and other cancerous tissue. Nanotechnology is also being explored to generate other novel techniques to design biomarkers, immunotherapy, and vaccine development for cancer.

    This 2.5-day conference in New York City will discuss: nanodiagnostics for cancer biomarkers and imaging, nanoparticle toxicity and safety; nanovaccines and nanoimmunotherapeutics; the challenges of targeted delivery in tumors; and nanoparticle-based gene therapy. A discussion of these topics will serve to enhance the translation of research discoveries into improved cancer diagnostic and treatment strategies.

    Registration Pricing

    Member $300 $350 $400
    Student/Postdoc Member $125 $175 $200
    Nonmember (Academia) $400 $450 $500
    Nonmember (Corporate) $575 $625 $675
    Nonmember (Non-profit) $400 $450 $500
    Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Fellow) $150 $200 $275


    Presented by

    • Mushett Family Foundation
    • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Nanotechnology Center
    • The New York Academy of Sciences