Program

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
14:00Registration and Reception 
14:30-15:00 

Opening Session - OPENING AND GREETINGS


Joseph Klafter, President, Tel Aviv University

Iris Barshack, Associate Dean and Head of the Medical School

Daniel Chamovitz, Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences , TAU

Miri Ziv, Director, Israel Cancer Association

Dan Peer, Head, Cancer Biology Research Center
15:00-16:40 
Session I - NEURO-ONCOLOGY
Chairs:

Ilan Volovitz – Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center 

Zvi Cohen – Sheba Medical Center

​15:00-15:10Introduction by the Chair - Ilan Volovitz
15:10-15:30  
Perioperative blockade of stress and inflammatory responses improves biomarkers of metastasis in excised tumors and in repeated blood samples: Phase II clinical trials in colorectal and breast cancer patients
Shamgar Ben-Eliyahu
Faculty of Social Sciences, TAU
15:30-15:50 Astrocytes as key regulators of glioblastoma      
Lior Mayo
Faculty of Life Sciences, TAU
15:50-16:10
Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields): A novel therapeutic approach for brain tumors, metastases and systemic cancer                
Zvi Ram
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center 
16:10-16:30
Maintenance treatment in primary central nervous system lymphoma
Osnat Bairey Rabin Medical Center
16:30-16:40Student
16:40-17:10
Coffee Break
17:10-18:30 Session II- CANCER DIAGNOSTICS AND THERAPY
Chairs:
Benjamin Dekel - Sheba Medical Center
Tamar Geiger – Faculty of Medicine, TAU
17:10-17:20
Introduction by the Chair - Benjamin Dekel
17:20-17:40The application of delayed contrast MRI for differentiating tumor from treatment effects in patients with brain tumors
Yael Mardor
Sheba Medical Center
17:40-18:00
Harness necroptosis to fight Cancer”
Motti Gerlick Faculty of Medicine, TAU
18:00-18:20A three-way molecular Tug-of-War: Tumorigenic signaling, innate immune  anti-viral response and viral oncolysis
Marcello Ehrlich Faculty of Life Sciences, TAU
18:20-18:35 

A universal platform for RNAi therapeutics

Nuphar Viega Faculty of Life sciences

18:35-19:00
Session III- FLASH SESSION
Chairs:Yechezkel Sidi – Sheba Medical Center
Carmit Levy – Faculty of Medicine, TAU
20:30Dinner
21:30Social Event
Thursday, May 10, 2018
07:30-08:30Breakfast
08:30-09:00Meet the Expert
09:00-11:00Session IV- TUMOR MICRO-ENVIRONMENT
Chairs:
Raphael Catane – Sheba Medical Center
09:00-09:10
Introduction by the Chair - Raphael Catane
09:10-9:30

Inflammation-driven networks in the regulation of breast cancer progression
Adit Ben-Baruch Faculty of Life Sciences, TAU

09:30-09:50 The role of the omentum in the metastasis of gastrointestinal tumors
Guy Lahat Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center 
09:50-10:10
Breaking Bad: Cancer-associated fibroblasts link tissue damage with tumor-promoting inflammation in breast cancer
Neta Erez Faculty of Medicine, TAU
10:10-10:30Emerging roles for eosinophils in the tumor microenvironment
Ariel Munitz
Faculty of Medicine, TAU
10:30-10:50
A myriad of tumor microenvironment targets: Which one is the tumor's Achilles heel?
Dan Aderka
Sheba Medical Center
10:50-11:10Coffee Break
11:10-13:00 Session V- HEMATOLOGICAL MALIGNANCIES
Chairs:
Meir Lahav – Rabin Medical Center
Osnat Ashur-Fabian - Meir Medical Center
11:10-11:20 
Introduction by the Chair - Meir Lahav 
11:20-11:40Towards selective targeting of the multiple myeloma-mesenchymal stem cells crosstalk
Liat Drucker
Meir Medical Center
11:40-12:20 Wnt signaling stabilizes red blood cells cytoskeleton and prolongs their life span
Rina Rosin-Arbesfeld Faculty of Medicine, TAU
12:00-12:20 Mortalin, the mitochondrial stress protein 70, in cancer  resistance, targeted therapy and diagnosis.
Zvi Fishelson Faculty of Medicine, TAU
12:20-12:40

RNA modifications meet Hematology
Gidi Rechavi Sheba Medical Center

12:40-13:00Design of double CAR treatment for multiple myeloma
Anat Globerson Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
13:00-14:30Lunch
14:30-16:10
Session VI- IMMUNE-ONCOLOGY
Chairs:Zelig Eshhar – Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Michal Besser – Sheba Medical Center
14:30-14:40
Introduction by the Chair - Zelig Eshhar 
14:40-15:00
Induction of melanoma-reactive Cd4+ T Cells during tumor progression and following DC-driven immunotherapy
Yaron Carmi Faculty of Medicine, TAU
15:00-15:20
Integrating bedside and bench in melanoma immuno-oncology
Gal Markel
Sheba Medical Center
15:20-15:40
Insights on the regulation of immune checkpoint genes –  potential implications for cancer immunotherapy
Raya Leibowitz Sheba Medical Center
15:40-16:00
Outsmarting cancer: novel approaches​
Nadir Arber 
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
16:00-17:00Session  VII- SPECIAL PANEL
Chair:
Boaz Tadmor – Rabin Medical Center 
16:00-16:30   
Harnessing the sentinel lymph node to combat  metastatic spread
Tanja de Gruijl Department of Medical Oncology, VU University medical center – Cancer Center Amsterdam
16:30-17:00   

From Industry to Academy & Back. Behind the scenes of healthcare research commercialization
Adi Elkeles RAMOT , TAU​

17:05
Poster Session
19:30
Dinner
21:30
Social Event  
Friday, May 11, 2018
07:00-08:00Breakfast
08:00-08:15Meet the Expert
08:15-09:15Session VIII - KEYNOTE LECTURE
Chair:
Dan Peer – Faculty of Life Sciences ,TAU
08:15-09:15Antoni Ribas– UCLA Medical Center
09:15-11:15Session IX PERSONALIZED MEDICINE
Chairs:Avishay Sella – Assaf Harofeh Medical Center
Drorit Neumann –
Faculty of Medicine, TAU
09:15-09:25Introduction by the Chair -  Avishay Sella
09:25-09:45Treating brain neoplasms in three dimensions
Ronit Satchi-Fainaro
Faculty of Medicine, TAU
09:45-10:05 Ig-Seq analysis of immune repertoires at health and disease
Yariv Wine Faculty of Life Sciences , TAU
10:05-10:25New technologies for personalized epigenetics
Yuval Ebenstein
Faculty of Exact Sciences TAU
10:25-10:45Personalization and precision in the treatment of ovarian cancer
Tally Levy Wolfson Medical Center
10:45-11:05Harnessing metabolic vulnerabilities: a novel strategy to overcome  endocrine resistance in breast cancer.
Ido Wolf
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center 
11:05-11:30Coffee Break and Visit the Exhibition
11:30-13:00Session X COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS & MATCHING TECHNOLOGIES
Chairs:
Ron Shamir – Faculty of Exact Sciences
Eitan Friedman – Sheba Medical Center
11:30-11:40Introduction by the Chair – Ron Shamir
11:40-12:00Filtering big data, finding small molecules   that lead to precision medicine in breast cancer.
Noam Shomron Faculty of Medicine, TAU
12:00-12:20Statistical modeling of stem cell transplantation outcomes: The two cultures.
Roni Shouval Sheba Medical Center
12:20-12:40Systems immunology: exploiting computational tools to study the immune cell composition in health and disease
Irit Gat Viks Faculty of Life Sciences, TAU
12:40-12:50Student
12:50-13:00Student
13:00-13:15Award Ceremony and closing remarks Dan Peer -  CBRC  Chair