Cancer: Navigating Innovative Care 2014

The focus of this symposium is on disease pathogenesis at the molecular level with an emphasis on specific molecular tools that are being designed for disease diagnosis, prognosis and treatment.

Program Goals

At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Define recent developments in both cancer research and clinical practice, including the roles of tumor plasticity and advancement toward personalized cancer treatments
  • Define the role of stem cells in therapeutic resistance
  • Discuss the role of the innate immune system in cancer and identify
    modulators of this immune compartment that can be used in the clinic
  • Recognize the importance of immune escape as a fundamental trait
    of cancer and how to circumvent this defense mechanism
  • Enhance networking with potential collaborators both within and
    outside the Northwell Health enterprise

Course Director
Marc Symons, PhD
Investigator, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Professor, Molecular Medicine & Neurosurgery, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Hosted by 
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
The Goldman International Conference Center
350 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030
(516) 562-FIMR