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Forces in cancer: interdisciplinary approaches in tumour mechanobiology

Discussion meeting


The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Scientific discussion meeting organised by Dr Chris Bakal and Dr Julia Sero

Melanoma cell spreading on collagen matrix. Credit: Chris Bakal and Oliver Inge

In the last decade, research from diverse fields has converged to establish a fundamental concept: that physical forces play key roles in both the initiation and progression of cancer. This meeting will bring together an interdisciplinary group of pioneering scientists tackling cancer mechanobiology from many angles to present the latest developments in the field.

The schedule of talks and speaker biographies will be available shortly. Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the meeting has taken place. Meeting papers will be published in a future issue of Philosophical Transactions B.

Call for posters - deadline 30 April 2018

There will be a poster session on Monday 18 June 2018. If you would like to apply to present a poster please submit your proposed title, abstract (not more than 200 words and in the third person), author list, name of proposed presenter and institution to the Scientific Programmes team. Please include the text 'Poster abstract submission: forces in cancer' in the email subject line. Please note that places are limited and posters are selected at the scientific organiser's discretion. Poster abstracts will only be considered if the presenter is registered to attend the meeting.

Attending the event

This meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields.

  • Free to attend
  • Limited places, advanced registration is essential
  • An optional lunch can be purchased during registration

An evening poster session and drinks reception will be held following the close of the meeting on Monday 18 June 2018. Whilst the posters are free to view for all registered participants, the corresponding optional drinks reception is ticketed. Drinks reception tickets can be purchased in advance during registration.

Enquiries: Contact the Scientific Programmes team.

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Forces in cancer: interdisciplinary approaches in tumour mechanobiology The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK