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​AACR Timeline– A New Era of Expansion: 1982-1999

1982

 

  • The offices of Cancer Research and AACR Inc., are consolidated at the Fels Institute, Temple University, Philadelphia, the first official AACR headquarters.

1983

  • Commercial exhibits are introduced at the Annual Meeting.

  • The first AACR Newsletter is published.

  • CME is offered for the AACR Annual Meeting.

1985

1988

  • Women in Cancer Research (WICR) is launched.

  • The first AACR Special Conference is held: Gene Regulation and Oncogenes, Phillip A. Sharp, Chairperson.

  • AACR retains a firm to provide representation in Washington, D.C.

  • An Associate Member category for early-career scientists is established.

  • AACR headquarters moves to the Penn Mutual Tower, 6th and Walnut Streets,
    Philadelphia. A building fire causes a subsequent move.

1989

  • AACR membership surpasses 5,000.

1990

  • The Association launches Cell Growth & Differentiation, the first new AACR journal since Cancer Research. George F. Vande Woude, PhD (right) is the inaugural editor.

  • AACR headquarters moves to the Public Ledger Building, 6th and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia.

1991

1992

1993

  • The inaugural AACR-Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award is presented to Benjamin G. Neel, MD, PhD (right). The Elion award is now a career development grant.

1994

  • AACR and ASCO cease holding Annual Meetings back-to-back in the same location.

1995

  • The association launches its fourth journal, Clinical Cancer Research. John Mendelsohn, MD (right), is the inaugural editor-in-chief.

  • AACR membership surpasses 10,000.

1996

1997

1998

1999

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