AACR Annual Meeting 2015

April 18-22, 2015
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, Pa.

Program Committee Chairperson
Lewis C. Cantley, Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, N.Y. 

Abstract Deadline: December 3, 2014
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The AACR Annual Meeting is the most comprehensive cancer research meeting in the world, where the latest and most exciting basic, translational, and clinical discoveries are presented. It is a unique opportunity for members of the cancer research community to learn about cutting-edge advances, obtain feedback on their own research, and make connections that will foster future collaborations. These meaningful collaborations will quicken the rate at which scientific discovery is translated into the clinic for the benefit of patients everywhere.

The program covers every aspect of cancer – from epidemiology, molecular biology, clinical studies, and prevention to survivorship and patient advocacy.

The Annual Meeting 2014 featured:

  • more than 18,500 participants from 74 countries
  • 5,930 proffered papers presented in 209 poster sessions and 31 podium presentations
  • 265 sessions accredited for continuing medical education for a total of 45.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 58 educational sessions and methods workshops for those seeking a foundation of knowledge in rapidly developing areas
  • 42 major symposia
  • 593 invited speaker presentations
  • 35 professional advancement mentors and 31 topics including a grant writing workshop, a roundtable focusing on Navigating the Road to a Successful Career in Cancer Research, and a special program for high school students on The Conquest of Cancer
  • 832 webcasts of the scientific talks available to attendees and subscribers
  • 457 exhibiting companies in 872 booths at the exhibition
  • Extensive news media coverage of presentations, including 152 reporters from nine countries, more than 2,700 media clips and news stories in top-tier media outlets, including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Time, CBS News, CNN, NBC,, Reuters, USA Today, Bloomberg, Huffington Post, Washington Post, and many others.

View the 2014 Annual Meeting