Upcoming Events

The next MTEC Symposium will take place in 2018.  Details will be added as they become available.

Past Events


Thursday, October 9, 2014
Center for Metastasis Research Inaugural Symposium

Brain Metastasis
Targeting Astrocytes for Therapy of Brain Tumors and Metastasis
Josh Fidler, DVM, PhD
Department of Cancer Biology
R.E. “Bob” Smith Distinguished Chair in Cell Biology
Head, Cancer Metastasis Laboratory
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Metastatic Traits
Evolutionary Dynamics of Cancer Metastasis
Franziska Michor, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Department of Biostatistics
Harvard School of Public

Metastasis Microenvironment
Metastatic Microenvironments Driving Breast Tumor Progression
John Condeelis, PhD
The Judith and Burton P. Resnick Chair in Translational Research
Professor & Co-Chair, Department of Anatomy & Structural Biology
Co-Director, Integrated Imaging Program
Co-Director, Gruss-Lipper Biophotonics Center
Scientific Director, Analytical Imaging Facility
Director, Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Program
Albert Einstein Cancer Center

Invited Lecturers

April 17, 2015
Identification and Therapeutic Targeting of Poor Prognosis Subtypes in Colorectal Cancer
Eduard Batlle, Ph.D.
ICREA Research Professor, Head of the Colorectal Cancer Lab
Head of IRB Barcelona’s Oncology Program
Institute for Research in Biomedicine
Barcelona, Spain

February 6, 2015
Integrated Investigations into Inherited Susceptibility for Breast Cancer Metastasis
Kent Hunter, PhD
Senior Investigator, Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD

December 15, 2014
Mechanisms of Protective Tumor Immunity
Glenn Dranoff, M.D. , Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Friday, June 6, 2014
Hypoxia, Metabolism, and Tumor Progression
Celeste Simon, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Friday, May 23, 2014
Extrinsic Influences on Metastasis: Platelets and Extracellular Matrix
Richard Hynes, Ph.D., FRS
Daniel K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research, MIT
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Friday, October 11, 2013
Size and Growth Control Mechanisms in Development and Cancer
Tian Xu, Ph.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor & Vice Chair of the Department of Genetics
Yale University School of Medicine

Friday, September 27, 2013
Targeting Minimal Residual Disease in Hematopoietic Cancers
Michael Hemann, Ph.D.
Eisen and Chang Career Development Associate Professor of Biology
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Friday, May 17, 2013
Recapturing Pluripotency: Links Between Cellular Reprogramming and Breast Cancer Heterogeneity
Charlotte Kuperwasser, PhD
Associate Professor of Anatomy & Cellular Biology
Tufts University School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Investigator, Molecular Oncology Research Institute
Tufts Medical Center

Friday, February 24, 2012
G-protein Regulated Chemotaxis and Invasion in Breast Tumor Metastasis
John Condeelis, PhD
Judith & Burton P. Resnick Chair in Translational Research
Professor and Co-Chair, Anatomy & Structural Biology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Friday, January 27, 2012
Genetic Features of Pancreatic Cancer Progression
Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue, MD, PhD
Professor in Pathology, Oncology and Surgery
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Friday, November 16, 2012
Conditional Mouse Models of Human Breast Cancer
Jos Jonkers, PhD
Head of Division of Molecular Biology
The Netherlands Cancer Institute
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital (NKI-AVL)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Friday, June 19, 2012
Cancer Cell Invasion in Complex Environments
Eric Sahai, MD
Head of Tumor Cell Biology Laboratory
London Research Institute
London, England

Friday, May 6, 2011
Translating Pancreatic Cancer Genetics to the Clinic
Anirban Maitra, MBBS
Professor of Pathology and Oncology
The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Friday, November 19, 2010
Cell Polarity, Morphogenesis and Progression of Carcinoma
Senthil Muthuswamy, PhD
Lee K. and Margaret Lau Chair in Breast Cancer
Research Senior Scientist
Ontario Cancer Institute

Friday, November 5, 2010
The Breast Tumour Microenvironment: A Predictor of Clinical Outcome and Tumour Heterogeneity
Morag Park, PhD
Diane and Sal Guerrera Chair in Cancer Genetics
McGill University