AACR Annual Meeting 2016

​April 16-20, 2016
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

Program Committee Chairperson

Scott A. Armstrong
, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

The AACR Annual Meeting 2016 was held April 16-20, in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year's theme, "Delivering Cures Through Cancer Science," reinforced the inextricable link between research and advances in patient care. The theme was evident throughout the meeting as the latest, most exciting discoveries were presented in every area of cancer research. There were a number of presentations that included exciting new data from cutting-edge clinical trials as well as companion presentations that spotlight the science behind the trials and implications for delivering improved care to patients.

This cross-cutting, multidisciplinary program included an outstanding roster of speakers, hundreds of invited talks, and more than 6,000 proffered papers from researchers around the globe. As always, the diversity of the AACR Annual Meeting program gave presenters a forum to share critical updates in all areas, as well as members of the audience an opportunity to actively participate in discussions with colleagues.

We are extremely grateful to the Program Committee Co-Chairpersons and Education Committee members for their dedication, enthusiasm, and guidance in shaping a program that was both enjoyable and educational to attendees, and attracted major media attention from around the world.

During the Annual Meeting, the AACR celebrated a major milestone in publishing. The year 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the AACR journals publication program, as well as the 75th anniversary of publishing the AACR journal, Cancer Research, which has a long tradition of being the most frequently cited journal in the field. The AACR published the first English-language cancer journal in 1916 and–100 years later–its publishing program has expanded to include eight high-impact, peer-reviewed scientific journals and an award-winning magazine for cancer survivors, patients, and their caregivers.

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Continuing Medical Education Activity AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM available


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