​​Radiation Science and Medicine ​Working Group Programs and Initiatives​

Third AACR-SNMMI Joint Conference on State-of-the-Art Molecular Imaging in Cancer Biology and Therapy  

Feb. 14-17, 2018
Manchester Grand Hyatt
San Diego, California

This conference will focus on cutting-edge research in molecular imaging research as applied to cancer biology and therapy.

In a focused, small-meeting setting, this event will bring together imaging scientists with physicians and cancer biologists in basic, translational, and clinical research to discuss, promote, and support the application and use of molecular imaging in cancer biology and therapy.

Together, attendees will explore how new findings in molecular imaging can improve cancer diagnostics, treatment, and patient outcomes. The conference also offers a unique, collaborative structure of didactic lectures, poster presentations, and opportunities for participation from junior scientists, as short talks will be selected from the most highly rated abstracts.

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FDA-AACR-ASTRO Regulatory Science and Policy Workshop: Clinical Development of Drug-radiotherapy Combinations

Feb. 22-23, 2018
Bethesda, Maryland

There is great interest among clinicians as well as regulatory authorities to address the lack of drug development for products intended specifically for use with radiation therapy. Emerging from the enthusiasm and momentum of a session at the AACR-sponsored Accelerating Anticancer Agent Development and Validation Workshop (May 3-5, 2017, Bethesda, Maryland), this two-day workshop will bring together regulatory agencies, industry, and academia to discuss the challenges in greater depth and come up with a path forward.

This workshop is supported in part by an educational grant from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. with additional support from AstraZeneca as well as the Cancer Research UK Combinations Alliance

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​​Radiation Researc​​​​h Society-AACR Workshop
Targeting Cancer Metabolism to Improve Radiotherapy

Feb. 28-March 2, 2018
Big Sky, Montana

This workshop will convene basic science researchers who specialize in tumor metabolism, radiobiologists, radiologists, and radiation oncologists to explore the interface between tumor metabolism and radiotherapy response. The program is designed to allow for opportunities to network, collaborate, and engage in scientific discussions that focus on how best to leverage tumor-specific metabolic alterations to improve radiotherapy efficacy. Throughout the workshop, both preclinical and clinical studies will be discussed, with an emphasis on innovative bench to bedside approaches.

Registration for the workshop is now open, and AACR members in good standing (dues paid through Dec. 31, 2017) are eligible to register at the discounted, RRS member rate. Please visit the RRS web​site to learn more about the workshop, view the call for abstracts, and register to attend this exciting meeting!

Past Programs

AACR Special Conference: DNA Repair: Tumor Development and Therapeutic Response

Nov. 2-5, 2016
Hyatt Regency Montreal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Conference Co-chairpersons:
Robert G. Bristow, University Health Network Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Maria Jasin, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Theodore S. Lawrence, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan