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7th International conference
Translational Cancer Research
Feb 08 – 11, 2018, Westin Hotel, Chennai, India

“Cancer prevention and treatment:

From Ancient Medicine to Modern Medicine”

As you know, the incidence of cancer is relatively higher in developed countries and as India is becoming developed, so is the high incidence of cancer. After highly successful six TCR (Translational Cancer Research) conferences in India,7th International Conference on Translational Cancer Research is being organized from February 8 -11, 2018, in Chennai (Madras) , India.

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Conference Date & Venue
Date : Feb 08 – 11, 2018 Venue : Westin Hotel, 154, Velachery Main Road, Chennai, India

The focus of this conference will be “Cancer Prevention and Treatment: From Ancient Medicine to Modern Medicine”.


  • Hostel accommodation (students) December 5,2017
  • Abstract submission November 30, 2017
  • Regular registration December 31, 2017
  • Late registration January 01,2017 onwards (If available)

About :

In the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, it became acceptable for doctors to dissect bodies to discover the cause of death. The German professor Wilhelm Fabry believed that breast cancer was caused by a milk clot in a mammary duct.

The physician John Hill described tobacco snuff as the cause of nose cancer in 1761.
This was followed by the report in 1775 by British surgeon Percivall Pott that chimney sweeps’ carcinoma, a cancer of the scrotum, was a common disease among chimney sweeps. With the widespread use of the microscope in the 18th century, it was discovered that the ‘cancer poison’ spread from the primary tumor through the lymph nodes to other sites (“metastasis”).

How https://www.biotecnika.org/2017/12/cancer-research-uk-celgene-ink-cancer-rd-pact/cancer was treated before these therapies came along, is also equally important. These so called ancient therapies included overall change in life style including dietary habits, exercise, yoga, meditation, homeopathy, Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani. For instance Ayurveda describes different stages of tumorigenesis as chronic inflammatory and intractable diseases with the possibility of developing malignancy, precancerous growth or probable malignancy, granthi (benign landular swelling), and arbuda or definite malignancy.

According to Ayurveda (a science of long life) which has been around 5000 years, cancer results from lifestyle errors, such as unhealthy foods, poor hygiene, or poor behavior, or from physical trauma, all leading to imbalances of vata, pitta, and kapha, resulting in injury to the inner layer of the dermis (rohini, the sixth layer of the skin) and the formation of abnormal branches of blood vessels.

Our current conference is focused on both ancient as well as modern treatments that are available for the prevention and treatment of cancer.

The broad topics to be covered in this meeting are –

  • Modern medicine and cancer treatment
  • Personalized medicine, targeted therapies,
  • OMICS, microbiome and cancer treatment
  • Ayurveda in cancer treatment & Prevention
  • Yoga in cancer treatment & prevention
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine in cancer treatment & prevention
  • Diet/nutrition in Cancer treatment & prevention

List of Speakers

Conference Program – Click Here for program Schedule

Some of our past distinguished speakers have been:

Drs. Michael Karin (UCSD), Vishva Dixit (Genentech), John Mendelsohn (MD Anderson), S. Nagata (Osaka Univ), Ray DuBois (Phoenix), Curtis Harris (NCI), Shanker Ghosh (Columbia), Margaret Foti (AACR), Alberto Mantovani (Milan), Caroline Dive (Manchester), Yves Pommier (NCI), Ellen Gritz (Houston), Mansukh Wani (North Carolina), Susan Horwitz (New York); Shiv Grewal (National Cancer Institute) and Axel Ulrich (Munich).

First conference in Trivandrum was inaugurated by the then President of India, Dr. Abdul P. J. Kalam; second conference in Mumbai (Lonavala) by President of Tata Cancer Center, Dr. Kateyn Dinshaw; third conference in Bhubaneshwar (Orissa) by Chief Minister of Orissa Mr. Navin Patnaik; fourth conference in Udaipur (Rajasthan) by Chief Minister of Rajasthan Mr. Shiv Raj Patil and fifth conference in Vigyan Bhavan, Delhi by Vice President of India, Honorable Hamid Ansari; sixth conference in Ahmedabad (Gujarat) by Ex-Director of the Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute, Pankaj M. Shah.

Abstract Submission :

Select one most appropriate Scientific Session for your abstract:

Session 1: Cancer and Epigenetics
Session 2: Cancer Stem Cells
Session 3: Signaling aberrations in Cancer
Session 4: Cancer Microenvironment
Session 5: Cancer and Immune System
Session 6: Cancer Metastasis
Session 7: Cancer Prevention: The Holistic Approach
Session 8: Cancer- Personalized and Precision Medicine
Session 9: Cancer Drug Development
Session 10: Non-coding RNAs in Cancer

Abstract to be typed on plain page under following headings:

Materials and Methods:__________________________________________________________

Oral/Poster Presentation awards:

  •  There will be 10 oral/poster presentation awards.
  • Scientific committee will select outstanding abstracts (received before November 30, 2017 from each category for oral/poster presentation awards.
  • Presentations of the selected outstanding abstracts will be evaluated during the conference and award winners will be announced.
  •  The award presentations will be separately evaluated in various categories including
    (i) P.G. Students (ii) JRFs/Ph.D. Students (iii) SRFs/Junior faculty members etc.

Registration before November 30, 2017 for submitting abstracts for award session is compulsory


• All the abstracts for invited talks and oral/ poster presentations should be submitted before deadline.
• Name of presenting author should be highlighted in bold and underline.
• One delegate will be able to give only one presentation.
• Last Date of Abstract Submission is November 30, 2017.
• Abstract must be typed and presented in English.
• Use the Font type Arial and Font Size 10.
• The Abstract should not exceed 350 words.
• It is mandatory to mail a soft copy to [email protected]
• Poster size: 4ft W x 3ft H (soft board and pins will be provided)

Abstract Form – Click Here for Abstract form

Last Date for Abstract Submission is 30th Nov, 2017

How to Register :

Download Registration Form Here

Filled registration form should be sent to: Dr. Karunagaran, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras, Chennai-600036.


1. Please send the filled form along with Cheque /DD, to the conference secretariat.
2. Please mention your Name, City and Mobile No. on the backside of Cheque/DD.
3. Registration confirmation will be sent by e-mail only after receiving the duly filled Registration form along with the
registration fees and realization of cheque/D.D.
4. The official receipt of the registration will be handed over to you at the registration desk during the conference.
5. Student delegates MUST submit proof and a letter signed by Head of the Institution /Department /Supervisor on the
Institute letter head.
6. In case of bank transfer, details should be communicated by e-mail to the conference secretariat.

Registration fees includes: Participation in inaugural function, participation in all scientific sessions during the conference, conference kit, Conference book and other educational materials, Lunch on 8th -11th February 2018 at Westin hotel.


Accommodation Form – Click Here for Accommodation form


We are happy to inform you that the 7th International Conference on Translational Cancer Research is scheduled to be held on FEB 08 – 11,2018 Westin Hotel, Chennai.

Industries will have the option of being a Platinum, Gold or Silver Sponsor. Industries also have the opportunity to put up stalls at the conference venue during the entire period of the conference.

I request you to take this unique opportunity to be a partner in the progress towards the Biological revolution in India.


  • Platinum Rs. 3 lakhs. Stall (big) + 3 representatives
  • Gold Rs. 2 lakhs. Stall (big) + 2 representatives
  • Silver Rs. 1 lakh. Stall (big) + 1 representative
  • Industry – Rs. 15,000 ( 1 representative, without stall)

Stall size 3 meters X 3 metersX 3 meters (big)
Small 2 meters X 3 meters X 3 meters

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