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Oncoforum 2014

Where the Leuven Cancer scene meets eachother and the world...

Dear researcher,

This year, the 11th edition of the “Oncoforum” will take place on May 23, 2014.

The Oncoforum is a co-organization of the Leuven Cancer Institute (LKI) and the Cancer Program of the Doctoral School of Biomedical Sciences and aims to bring together all basic and clinical cancer researchers to create synergism. It is conceived as a one-day symposium on all aspects of cancer research. Besides 4 keynote presentations by internationally renowned scientists, it offers young scientists the chance to present their research in the form of a poster or as part of a plenary session.

Confirmed Keynote lectures:

Full programme to be announced soon.


Prof. Dr. Sabine Tejpar (Molecular Digestive Oncology, KU Leuven, UZ Leuven, Belgium)  

“Personalized Medicine for Gastrointestinal Cancer”


Prof. Dr. François Fuks (Laboratory for epigenetics in cancer, ULB, Brussels, Belgium)        

“Epigenetics and Epigenomics in Cancer”


Prof. Dr. Reuven Agami (Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

“Non-coding RNAs at the service of p53”


Prof. Dr. Kalijn Bol (Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)           

“Cancer immunotherapy – towards antigen specificity”

For the first time, we ask that participants register for the meeting. Registration is free and can be done at the link below. Registering helps the organisers to estimate the number of participants and to adapt practical arrangements accordingly.


Practical Information

When and where? May 23th, 2014 @O&N2, Gasthuisberg, Leuven

Registration: Click here.

Instructions for Abstracts:

Abstract submissions must consider of a title, a list of authors with affiliations and an abstract text. Abstract texts shall not be longer that 300 words, in point 12 Times New Roman Font. Texts longer than 300 words will be cut off. Abstracts can not include figures, these will typically go into the presentation (see below). 

All cancer-related abstracts will be presented as a poster and as a 2 minute mini-presentation during a plenary session, in which the presenters convey the key findings of the abstract and try to stimulate the audience to visit their corresponding poster. Up to 6 abstracts will be selected for a longer oral presentation of 10 minutes. The three best posters will be awarded as well. All abstracts will be published in an abstract book (distributed to all participants).