The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved

​Accommodations and Travel

The conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio hotel located in San Antonio, Texas. Discover the distinctly diverse personality of the Alamo City in grand style. Set along the spectacular River Walk, Grand Hyatt San Antonio is steps from trendy bars, hot clubs, Zagat-rated restaurants and all the sites and attractions that make San Antonio one of the most culturally rich cities in the country. Have an unforgettable experience enhanced by the exceptional touches and personalized services that define Grand Hyatt San Antonio.

A reduced conference rate of $219 per night (plus tax), single or double occupancy, was available to conference attendees until Friday, Oct. 17. Reservations made after this date may be made by calling 888-421-1442 and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at the nearest available rate.

Travel to San Antonio
The closest major airport to the conference site is the San Antonio International Airport, approximately 11 minutes away from the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. The AACR has named Gant Travel Management as its official travel coordinator for this conference. Gant will provide custom itineraries with the lowest applicable airfares and best journey time. Full mileage credit will be earned by frequent flyer club members. To receive the exclusive discounts, please contact Gant:

Gant is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. U.S. Central Time, Monday through Friday. A minimal service fee per airline ticket issued will be applied. You may also call United Airlines directly at 800-521-4041 or online at and enter promo code ZQT2427441. Please book early to take advantage of promotional fares that give you the greatest discount.

Ground Transportation
A variety of ground transportation options is available upon arrival, including taxi service, private car service, and car rentals. Taxi service between the San Antonio International Airport (SAN) and the Grand Hyatt San Antonio is approximately $40 one-way, plus gratuity. The AACR has arranged for a car rental discount through Hertz. You may call Hertz at 800-654-2240 [405-749-4434 outside of the U.S. and Canada] or you may book online at Please refer to the discount CV#02ST0018.

Shuttle transportation is also available between the San Antonio International Airport and the hotel by SATRANS, the city's official airport shuttle, between 7:00 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. every fifteen minutes daily. Shuttle tickets are sold at the Baggage Claim area, at Terminal A and Terminal B. For more information, call 210-281-9900 or visit 

International Travel
Researchers from more than 50 different countries around the world regularly participate in AACR meetings and conferences. The association encourages and appreciates the contributions of international researchers at our programs. If you plan to attend this AACR conference, please contact the American Consulate in your country to review the current regulations for travel to the United States. Obtaining the proper documentation may take several weeks or months, depending on your location, so we encourage you to contact the consulate as soon as possible if you are considering attending this conference. Information is also available on the U.S. Department of State website.

Helpful Websites for International Travelers