AACR Annual Meeting 2017


Call4Posters Poster Printing Service
The AACR has selected Call4Posters as its preferred poster printing service partner for the 2017 Annual Meeting. Presenters are encouraged to take advantage of this simple, convenient way to print their posters and pick them up onsite at the meeting in Washington. Delivery is 100% guaranteed.

Free PowerPoint™ templates will be available to help you build your poster, or you can simply upload your existing file for this  professional printing service. The deadline for printing orders is 10:00 a.m. ET Monday, March 27; presenters can place their order now.

Online Proceedings/Itinerary Planner
The AACR Online Proceedings/Itinerary Planner is now available. Users can browse and search all Annual Meeting presentations (including regular abstracts) and select results to create a personal schedule for the meeting. While the titles of the regular abstracts are available through the Itinerary Planner, the full text of the abstracts will not be posted until 4:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 1.

The online abstract submitter is now closed. Final data for placeholder (PL) abstracts are due Friday, February 10, 2017. Authors of placeholder abstracts have been notified about the process for submitting their final data.

Note: Submitting an abstract for presentation at the AACR Annual Meeting 2017 does not constitute registration for the meeting. Abstract presenters must register to attend the meeting by registering online or by submitting the registration form.


Late-Breaking Abstract Deadline
The online submitter for late-breaking abstracts is now closed. The deadline for late-breaking abstracts was 11:59 p.m. U.S. ET, Thursday, January 12, 2017. Abstracts detailing highly significant and timely findings in any area of cancer research that were not available at the time of the regular abstract deadline will be considered for presentation at the Annual Meeting. Only those abstracts that are deemed to be of high scientific priority will be accepted.

A special subcommittee of the Program Committee will evaluate the merit of late-breaking abstracts. Each late-breaking abstract must be sponsored by an AACR member. Abstract submission fees and sponsorship regulations also apply to late-breaking abstracts.

Clinical Trials Abstract Deadline
The online submitter for clinical trial abstracts is now closed. The deadline for all abstracts reporting on clinical trials (including placeholder abstracts) was 11:59 p.m. U.S. ET, Thursday, January 12, 2017. Final data for placeholder abstracts are due Friday, February 10, 2017. All clinical trials received by the February 10 deadline will be considered for oral and poster presentation. For details visit the Clinical Trials page.

Notifications of Abstract Status
Abstract status notifications were emailed to the presenting authors on January 19, 2017.

Online Publication of Abstracts
Abstracts that have been accepted for presentation are scheduled to be posted to the AACR Online Proceedings/Itinerary Planner no earlier than 4:30 p.m. U.S. ET on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Abstracts selected for inclusion in the AACR Press Program will be made available at a later date to be determined.

Deadline for Withdrawal of Abstracts
The AACR cannot comply with any request for withdrawal of an abstract that will delay the publication of the Proceedings. However, requests to withdraw abstracts will be accepted through Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Requests to withdraw late-breaking abstracts will be accepted through Friday, February 24, 2017. Withdrawal requests must be sent by email to Withdrawal requests must include the abstract control number and title as well as an explanation of the reason for withdrawal.

Presentation of Proffered Papers at the AACR Annual Meeting
Every proffered abstract that has been accepted for publication in the Proceedings must have a corresponding presentation at the meeting. Specifically, the author listed as the presenter for an accepted proffered paper must attend the corresponding session to discuss in detail the research outlined in the published abstract, according to the specific guidelines of the session. If, due to unforeseen circumstances, the designated presenter is unavailable to attend the session to present the paper, he or she must contact the AACR Program Development Department to designate a coauthor to serve as the presenter. If no abstract authors are available to present the data, they must withdraw the abstract immediately by contacting the AACR Program Development Department at 215-440-9300 or

Failure to comply with these regulations pertaining to abstract presentation may result in actions including, but not limited to:

  • The withdrawal of the abstract from the session
  • The removal of the abstract from the online Proceedings
  • The loss of future sponsorship privileges for the sponsor of the abstract
  • The loss of future abstract submission/authorship privileges for the presenter of the abstract

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