Thomas R. Cox, Oct 2016
I recently attended the MRS 16th Biennial Meeting in China Chengdu, which was a fantastic conference and brought together some of the best cancer metastasis researchers in the world to discuss current and future work in the field.
The congress, co-organized by Qinghua Zhou of the Chinese Tumor Metastasis Society and Yibin Kang of the Metastasis Research Society took place from the 16th-20th of September 2016 and made national news in China, including interviews with incoming MRS president, Yibin Kang, and outgoing MRS president, Jonathan Sleeman.
Recognising outstanding contributions to Metastasis Research
In addition to organising a stellar line up of speakers and presenters, the MRS supports and promotes progress in metastasis research with several society awards. During this congress the following 3 researchers were recognized for their outstanding contributions to metastasis research, and given the opportunity to present their work.
- Fidler Innovation in Metastasis Research Award – Dihua Yu
- Kurt Hellman Award – Patricia Steeg
- Sue Eccles Young Investigator Award – Jing Yang
The abstracts and a full congress report will shortly be published in Clinical and Experimental Metastasis