Frontiers in Cancer Science 2016

The annual international flagship conference for cancer science in Singapore returned on the 7 – 9 November 2016. The 8th Frontiers in Cancer Science (FCS) featured an impressive program with 2 keynote speakers, 12 international speakers and 16 local speakers over the span of 3 days.

FCS 2016 is jointly organized by the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore), Duke NUS Medical School, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine), National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) and National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS).

This meeting kicked off with a remembrance of CSI Singapore Senior Principal Investigator Professor Lorenz Poellinger who was the chairman of FCS organizing committee. Prof Poellinger was one of the original founding members of CSI and had been instrumental in many of the CSI management committees, in which his experience, scientific excellence and willingness to contribute were deeply appreciated. As a tribute to him, the first keynote talk by Professor William Kaelin was named “Lorenz Poellinger Keynote Talk”

Prof Kaelin, Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, gave an insightful keynote talk into his research group’s latest findings on Von Hippel Lindau Syndrome (VHL).

In addition to a poster presentation contended by 62 abstracts selected from a highly competitive pool of submissions, FCS 2016 added a new oral presentation segment. In this segment, 6 excellent abstracts were chosen to deliver a 10 minutes presentation to nearly 700 international and local delegates.

“This conference was comprehensive and covered a broad range of topics in cancer biology and therapeutics. I am most impressed by some of the talks especially the ones by keynote speakers. This conference is definitely one of the top ones among the conferences I have attended in the Asia Pacific region.” – Best Oral Presentation Award Recipient, Yan Mingfei from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

FCS 2016 was kindly sponsored by Merck, Abcam, Agilent Technologies, BD, Genomax and Research Instruments. The conference dinner which was well attended by all invited speakers and guests was a compliment of Quintiles IMS. FCS 2016 is also media partners of both Asia Research News and Biotechin. Asia.

FCS 2017 will be happening on the 6 – 8 November 2017. Remember to save the date!


A group photo of FCS 2016 speakers and session chairs