AACR Annual Meeting 2017

​Press Coverage and Social Media 

Making National Headlines
The AACR is the authoritative resource and voice for cancer research, and the AACR Annual Meeting garners the best in national and international news coverage. The AACR Annual Meeting 2016, with 210 registered reporters, showcased an incredible mix of innovative clinical, translational, and basic research and generated top-tier news coverage in media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Reuters, CBS, Forbes, The Atlantic, U.S. News & World Report, Politico, and BBC, among many others.

For more information on the AACR Annual Meeting press program, please contact Julia Gunther at or Jeff Molter at

Trending on Social Media
The AACR Annual Meeting 2016 also generated significant social media activity in the cancer research world. Social media highlights included:

  • 7,955 people joining the conversation on Twitter
  • 29,944 tweets sent
  • A total of 132.4 million impressions

In addition, the AACR partnered with ABC News and Richard Besser, MD, to host a Twitter chat in conjunction with our Annual Meeting on the topic of breakthroughs in cancer research. In conjunction with the chat, the AACR premiered on Facebook Live—Facebook’s new live-stream broadcast platform—featuring AACR President Nancy Davidson, MD, interviewing experts about advances presented at the meeting.

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