Transforming growth factor-β signaling and cancer: the 28th Sapporo Cancer Seminar, 25-27 June 2008

Cancer Sci. 2009 Feb;100(2):363-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1349-7006.2008.01025.x.


The Sapporo Cancer Seminars have been held annually since 1981. The 28th Sapporo Cancer Seminar was held on 26-27 June 2008 at the Hokkaido University Conference Hall, focusing on transforming growth factor (TGF)-β signaling and cancer. More than 150 scientists participated in the seminar, and it provided a great deal of information on the role of TGF-β signaling in carcinogenesis and tumor metastasis. The possible use of TGF-β antagonists for treatment of cancers was also discussed at the seminar.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / metabolism*
  • Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Signal Transduction*
  • Transforming Growth Factor beta / metabolism*


  • Transforming Growth Factor beta