PCWG Programs and Initiatives
Inaugural AACR Pediatric Cancer Special Conference
Pediatric Cancer at the Crossroads: Translating Discovery Into Improved Outcomes
November 3-6, 2013
Westin Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego, CA
John M. Maris, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Stella M. Davies, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
James R. Downing, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Lee J. Helman, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
Michael B. Kastan, Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, NC
This AACR Special Conference addressed the unique issues and challenges to investigating and effectively treating childhood cancers. The conference theme was the translation of recent discoveries in the basic mechanisms of pediatric cancer into improved outcomes for patients. Sessions included the most up-to-date findings on the developmental biology of pediatric malignancies, genetic predisposition to pediatric cancers, and pivotal clinical trials. Strategies for translating basic science findings into treatments with a clinical impact were highlighted throughout the conference. This conference brings together basic, clinical, and translational researchers in the field of pediatric cancer with expertise ranging from the most recent advances in the basic mechanisms of childhood cancers to the application of these findings in the clinical setting. This new conference provides a unique forum for discussions that will further the scientific and translational goals of the field.
SU2C-St. Baldrick’s Pediatric Cancer Dream Team
Stand Up To Cancer and St. Baldrick’s Foundation will provide $14.5 million over a four-year period to fund translational pediatric cancer research projects poised to deliver near-term patient benefit through investigation by a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional, synergistic Dream Team of expert investigators.
Visit the SU2C website to learn more about the Pediatric Cancer Dream Team.
PCWG at the AACR Annual Meeting
View the PCWG program information for past and upcoming AACR Annual Meetings.