MRS 2016: Chengdu, China

The 16th Biennial Metastasis Research Congress &
 Young Investigator Satellite Meeting

September 16-20   - Official Meeting Website -

Note for young investigators only: Registration to the main Biennial Congress includes registration to the Young Investigator Satellite Meeting taking place the morning of Sept. 16th.



( final_2016_congress_agenda.pdf)





Qinghua Zhou

Yibin Kang, Ph.D. 
Professor of Molecular Biology
President-Elect of the Metastasis Research Society
Princeton University
Princeton, USA

Qinghua Zhou, M.D.
Professor of Surgical Oncology and Molecular Biology
President-Elect of Chinese Society of Tumor Metastasis
Director of the Sichuan Lung Cancer Institute
West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China

Important Dates and Information:


Abstract Submission Deadline: August 1, 2016

Abstract acceptance notification: August 15, 2016

Deadline for Early Bird Registration: July 15, 2016

Deadline for Normal Registration: August 10, 2016

Late/onsite Registration:  After August 10, 2016

Conference Dates: September 16-20, 2016

When:  September 16-20, 2016.

Where: Chengdu, China

For meeting details visit the official meeting website.


Preliminary Program & Speakers


Invited Speaker



Joan Massagué, Director of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Institute, Chair of the Cancer Biology and Genetic Program

Topic 1: Heterogeniety and metastatic evolution

Devon Lawson, University of California, Irvine
Vito Quaranta, Vanderbilt University

Topic 2: EMT, CSC and plasticity


Jing Yang, University of California, San Diego,

Hideyuki Saya, Keio University
Jean Paul Thiery, National University of Singapore


Topic 3: Non-coding RNAs and chromatin regulators in metastasis


Erwei Song, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital 

Tianhua Zhou, Zhejiang University

Li Ma, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Topic 4: Dormancy and DTCs


Dario Marchetti, Baylor College of Medicine

Cyrus Ghajar, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Cente

Topic 5: Panel discussion: Liquid Biopsy: Circulating tumor cells vs. Circulating tumor DNA

Chair: Klaus Panel, University Medical Center, Hamburg-Eppendorf    

Catherine Alix-Panabieres; University Institute of Clinical Research UM1

Michael Speicher, Medical University of Graz

Topic 6: Aging and therapy induced metastasis


Judith Campisi, Buck Institute for Research in Aging

Suzanne Fuqua, Baylor College of Medicine

Topic 7: Stress, inflammation, and immune regulation of metastasis                   


Karin de Visser, Netherlands Cancer Institute

Xuetao Cao, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

Topic 8: Advanced imaging in metastasis research and treatment


David Piwnica-Worms, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Peter Friedl, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Topic 9: Immunotherapy, targeted therapies and drug development


Andy Minn, University of Pennsylvania

Phil Darcy, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Qinghua Zhou, West China Hospital, Sichuan University

Topic 10: Exosomes and other vesicles in metastasis

David Lyden, Weil Cornell Medical College

Emily Wang, City of Hope

Delores Di Vizio, Cedars-Sinai

Alissa Weaver, Vanderbilt University

Jian Zhang, Guangxi Medical University

Topic 11: Metastasis organotropism


Theresa Guise, Indiana University

Peter Siegel, McGill University

Alana Welm, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

Xiang H.-F. Zhang, Baylor College of Medicine

Lunxiu Qin, Fudan University

Early Career Ambassadors (Satellite Meeting) Speaker

Liping Liu, PhD, MBA, CEO & CSO of Shenzhen HighTide Biopharmaceutical, Ltd., A subsidiary of Hepalink


For meeting details visit the official meeting website.