NanoScience and Emerging Technology in Cancer Research 2011

Dates: Dec 10, 2011: 12 noon to 7:30PM and Dec 11, 8AM to 2PM
Location: UCSD Moore's Cancer Center; La Jolla, CA

This symposium will focus on new technology from the engineering and physical sciences being developed for cancer research and treatment. Topics will include:

  1. Targeted and untargeted nanoparticles for drug delivery and enhanced radiation therapy;
  2. Imaging and targeting agents and technology;
  3. Externally or environmentally triggered and guided nanoparticles for local delivery of therapeutics;
  4. Nanoscience based novel radiology, pathology, and surgical tools.
There will be a panel discussion of technology which can be rapidly translated into clinical trials and science which has the greatest long range potential clinical impact. The conference is organized by the national network of the NIC NCI CNTE (Cancer Nanotechnology Training Center). The abstract deadline for contributed talks is Nov 1; abstracts should be limited to 350 words (not including title and authors) plus one figure on a single pdf page. The conference is expected to be sponsored by the AVS and presenters will have the option to publish a referred and indexed paper in JVST. Please send abstracts to

Conference schedule.

Note State Government Rates May be Less- Prices from Orbitz on Oct 1.

  1. Standard Hotel with 40 min walking distance- Sheraton La Jolla ($110/night)
  2. Hotel with 30 min walking distance - Aventine Hyatt ($150/night) - excellent pool, gym, and nearby restaurants.
  3. Standard Hotel on the Beach with $20 cab ride to UCSD - La Jolla Shores Hotel (200/night) - right on a sandy beach with a pool - great for families.
  4. Standard Hotel Near the Beach - with $25 cab ride to UCSD - Empress Hotel La Jolla ($135/night) in downtown La Jolla - nice for young people who want to be downtown.
  5. Premium Hotel near Beach - with $25 cab ride to UCSD - Valencia La Jolla or Inn Auberge Del Mar ($275+) - very nice vacation hotels. Auberge has excellent restaurant and bar.