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Cancer Microenviron. 2009 September; 2(Suppl 1): 1–7.
Published online 2009 September 23. doi:  10.1007/s12307-009-0027-6
PMCID: PMC2756343

ICM-AACR-INC

5th International Conference on Tumor Microenvironment: Progression, Therapy & Prevention

Versailles, France, October 20–24, 2009

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Program& Abstracts

The International Cancer Microenvironment Society

Officers

President

Isaac P. Witz, Tel Aviv, Israel

Secretary

Smadar Fisher, Tel Aviv, Israel

Treasurer—Western Hemisphere

Menashe Bar-Eli, Houston, TX, USA

Treasurer—Eastern Hemisphere

Eitan Yefenof, Jerusalem, Israel

Ron N. Apte, Beer Sheva, Israel

Benjamin Sredni, Ramat Gan, Israel

Eiichi Tahara, Hiroshima, Japan

Fernando Vidal Vanaclocha, Leioa, Vizcaya, Spain

Dov Zipori, Rehovot, Israel

Charter Members

Ron N. Apte, Beer Sheva, Israel

Frances R. Balkwill, London, United Kingdom

Jan Bubenik, Prague, Czech Republic

Isaiah J. Fidler, Houston, TX, USA

Wolf H. Fridman, Paris, France

Robert C. Gallo, Baltimore, MD, USA

Ian R. Hart, London, United Kingdom

Ronald B. Herberman, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Claude Jasmin, Villejuif, France

Hynda K. Kleinman, Bethesda, MD, USA

Daniela Männel, Regensburg, Germany

Alberto Mantovani, Milan, Italy

Avraham Raz, Detroit, MI, USA

Volker Schirrmacher, Heidelberg, Germany

Benjamin Sredni, Ramat Gan, Israel

Eiichi Tahara, Hiroshima, Japan

Fernando Vidal-Vanaclocha, Leioa, Vizcaya, Spain

Israel Vlodavsky, Jerusalem, Israel

Theresa L. Whiteside, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Isaac P. Witz, Tel Aviv, Israel

Eitan Yefenof, Jerusalem, Israel

Jan Zeromski, Poznan, Poland

Dov Zipori, Rehovot, Israel

American Association for Cancer Research

Officers

President

Tyler Jacks, Cambridge, MA

President-Elect

Elizabeth H. Blackburn, San Francisco, CA

Treasurer

Bayard D. Clarkson, New York, NY

Past President

Raymond N. DuBois, Houston, TX

Chief Executive Officer

Margaret Foti, Philadelphia, PA

Board of Directors

José Baselga, Barcelona, Spain

Lisa M. Coussens, San Francisco, CA

Judy E. Garber, Boston, MA

Joe W. Gray, Berkeley, CA

Daniel A. Haber, Charlestown, MA

V. Craig Jordan, Philadelphia, PA

Kenneth W. Kinzler, Baltimore, MD

Joan Massagué, New York, NY

Jennifer A. Pietenpol, Nashville, TN

Bruce A. J. Ponder, Cambridge, England

Eddie Reed, Mobile, AL

Margaret A. Shipp, Boston, MA

Margaret R. Spitz, Houston, TX

Craig B. Thompson, Philadelphia, PA

Eileen P. White, Piscataway, NJ

The French National Cancer Institute

Board of Directors

President

Dominique Maraninchi, Boulogne-Billancourt, France

CEO

Pascale Flamant, Boulogne-Billancourt, France

Deputy Directors

Fabien Calvo, Boulogne-Billancourt, France

Directors

Christine Bara, Boulogne-Billancourt , France

Anne Ramon, Boulogne-Billancourt, France

Advisory Board

President

Jacques Pouyssegur, Nice, France

Vice-President

James Armitage, Omaha, USA

Daniel Louvard, Paris, France

Jean-Pierre Bizzari, Summit, USA

Gilles Favre, Toulouse, France

Daniel Haller, Philadelphia, USA

Jean-Luc Harousseau, Nantes, France

Peter Harper, Londres, United Kingdom

Denis Hemon, Villejuif, France

Jean-Marie Lehn, Paris, France

Michel Marty, Paris, France

Claude Mawas, Marseille, France

Jacques Samarut, Lyon, France

Bruno Varet, Paris, France

Robert Weinberg, Cambridge, USA

Program Committee

Isaac P. Witz, Tel Aviv, Israel (Chairman)

Adriana Albini, Milan, Italy

Menashe Bar Eli, Houston, USA

Fabien Calvo, Paris, France

Yves DeClerck, Los Angeles, USA

Wolf H. Fridman, Paris, France

Kornelia Polyak, Boston, USA

Jacques Pouyssegur, Nice, France

Benjamin Sredni, Ramat Gan, Israel

Eitan Yefenof, Jerusalem, Israel

Smadar Fisher, Conference Coordinator, Tel Aviv, Israel

Conference Secretariat- DIESENHAUS UNITOURS, Tel Aviv, Israel

Acknowledgments

The Members of the Organizing Committee of the 5th International Conference on Tumor Microenvironment: Progression, Therapy & Prevention, express their gratitude and acknowledge the following institutions and companies for their generous support

Lead Supporter

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Principal Sponsors

The Pikovski Fund, Jerusalem, Israel

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Sponsors

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Object name is 12307_2009_27_IEqe_HTML.gifEuropean Association for Cancer Research (EACR)

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Object name is 12307_2009_27_IEqf_HTML.gif“Cancer Microenvironment” the official journal of the International Cancer Microenvironment Society

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Object name is 12307_2009_27_IEqg_HTML.gifRoche, France

The assistance of Ms. Noa Laks, Ms. Malka Ben Haim and Ms. Linda Brand of Tel Aviv University and Ms. Michal Semo and Ms. Yael Kfir of the TAU Graphic Design Studio, is highly appreciated.

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Fifth International Conference on Tumor Microenvironment: Progression, Therapy & Prevention and to the beautiful city of Versailles.

The International Cancer Microenvironment Society (ICMS), the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the National Cancer Institute of France (INCa) have joined forces to organize an outstanding event whose interesting and challenging scientific program covers the most recent developments in basic and translational Tumor Microenvironment research.

I take this opportunity to thank the leaders of these two great organizations, Dr. Margaret Foti, Chief Executive Officer of AACR and Prof. Fabien Calvo, Scientific Director of INCa for their friendship, trust and genuine collaboration.

Previous tumor microenvironment conferences enjoyed great success both with respect to scientific standards as well with respect to the social events. I have many reasons to believe that the Versailles conference will surpass the previous ones in all aspects. I am proud to announce that the number of registrants and presenters in the Versailles conference has reached an unprecedented high.

I greatly appreciate the creativity and hard work of my colleagues on the program committee. Special gratitude is offered to our sponsors; their support has been essential. I thank Smadar Fisher and her colleagues at the Scientific Secretariat for the superb coordination of the scientific and social events.

The magnificent Châteaux de Versailles, the official residence of the Kings of France from 1682 until 1790, and its stylized English and French gardens, await your visit. The palace and its gardens are the perfect ambience in which to reflect upon the novel and enriching insights gained from the presentations of our colleagues.

I wish all of us an exciting, stimulating and enjoyable conference.

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Isaac P. Witz

Conference Chair


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