Archive for January, 2009

Do White Blood Cells Make Cancer Deadly?

Friday, January 16th, 2009
John Pawelek

John Pawelek

Previous PASPCR President, Prof. John Pawelek, proposes that tumors start to spread, or metastasize, after fusing with white blood cells. His interesting theory has been now explained in a recent article published in Scientific American (January 2009 issue). Quoting this article, it says: “The ability to spread underlies the killing power of cancer. The process occurs, John Pawelek thinks, when tumor cells fuse with white blood cells—an idea that, if right, could yield new therapies“.

3rd Asian Society for Pigment Cell Research Meeting

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009
3rd ASPCR Meeting, Seoul, Korea, 11-13 June 2009

3rd ASPCR Meeting, Seoul, Korea, 11-13 June 2009

The 3rd Asian Society for Pigment Cell Research Meeting will be held in Seoul, Korea, from the 11th to the 13th of June 2009. We expect to have many participants from Korea, Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Hongkong, Singapore, Philippine, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia, elsewhere in Asia and throughout the world.

We are very pleased to offer you the opportunity to exchange social and scientific informations with dermatologists and researchers from many countries. Especially, June is the best season in Seoul and we hope you could enjoy Seoul during the meeting.

Main topics of this conference will be: the basics of melanogenesis and their practical applications for the medial and laser treatment of pigmentary disorders (melasma, vitiligo, etc) and also for cosmetics development.

Deadline for submitting abstracts: February 28, 2009
Accepted abstract will be published in Pigment Cell and melanoma Research (2007 Impact factor. 4.288).

We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

3rd ASPCR chairs Mu-Hyung Lee M.D., Ph.D., Kyoung-Chan Park M.D., Ph.D.

Download this invitation letter as a PDF document

Download a larger image of the ASPCR 2009 poster (DIN A4 size)

IFPCS Members database now available!

Friday, January 2nd, 2009
IFPCS Members Database

IFPCS Members Database

Now you can browse the current list of IFPCS Members (public details) through a convenient dynamic and fully searchable interface built at the IFPCS website. Additional information of each member is restricted to IFPCS members, through the member-only area.


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