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Pediatric Cancer Working Group at the Annual Meeting

The AACR Annual Meeting is an extraordinary venue that fosters scientific discussions and helps build bridges across various disciplines. All meeting attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities presented at the meeting to learn about the latest advances in pediatric cancer research, attend sessions outside your own areas of expertise and network with other scientists and clinicians interested in pediatric oncology.

PCWG Events at the AACR Annual Meeting 2017

Pediatric Cancer Working Group Town Hall Meeting and Networking Reception
Sunday, April 2, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Independence Ballroom E-H, Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C .
All Annual Meeting attendees are welcome to participate in the Pediatric Cancer Working Group Town Hall Meeting. This year's program will include a panel discussion with the organizers of the AACR Childhood Cancer Predisposition Workshop. The results of the workshop will be presented and discussed with the audience. Networking reception to follow.

Chairperson:
Garrett M. Brodeur, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Chair-Elect:
Crystal L. Mackall, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California

Panelists
David Malkin, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
Kim Nichols, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee
Sharon E. Plon, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Joshua D. Schiffman, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 

Pediatric Cancer Working Group Special Scientific Session: Emerging Topics in Pediatric Cancer
CME-designated
Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 12:45 - 2:45 p.m.
East Salon C, Level 1, Washington Convention Center
This session will highlight recent breakthroughs in a variety of cutting-edge topics in pediatric cancer including how genetic and epigenetic changes influence carcinogenesis and cancer metabolism and how emerging technologies are guiding childhood cancer identification and treatment.

Moderators:
Crystal L. Mackall, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
Garrett M. Brodeur, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Speakers:
Michael A. Dyer, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee. "Identification of pediatric solid tumor vulnerabilities through integrated analysis"
Mary-Louise Greer, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. "Qualitative and quantitative imaging in pediatric oncology"
Michael D. Hogarty, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. "Exploiting metabolic dependencies encoded by MYC hyperactivation"  
Frank Westermann, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany. "Epimutations in childhood cancer"

Visit the AACR Annual Meeting homepage for more information about the meeting.

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Contact Information

Michael J. Powell, PhD
Senior Program Administrator, Executive Office
Staff Liaison, AACR Pediatric Cancer Scientific Working Group
Phone: 215-440-9373
Email: Michael.Powell@aacr.org