BioMed Central hosted the second biennial Metabolism, Diet and Disease: Cancer and metabolism conference on 28th to 30th May 2014 in Washington DC, USA.
The conference was supported by the journals BMC Biology and BMC Medicine, which celebrated their 10th Anniversary in 2013, and Cancer & Metabolism. Following the success of the first Metabolism, Diet and Disease conference in 2012, this second conference brought together leading researchers in cancer and metabolism with experts in whole-body metabolism.
Internationally recognized speakers spoke on topics which included metabolic links to cancer, obesity and diabetes, oncogenic drivers and vulnerabilities in altered cancer cell metabolism, the metformin paradox – biguanides and energy metabolism, and metabolism-based cancer therapies. Following the lively panel discussion in 2012, the 2014 panel topic was ‘Is cancer preventable?’ chaired by Gregory Petsko.