Molecular Epidemiology Working Group


The mission of the Molecular Epidemiology Group of the AACR (MEG/AACR) is to foster and strengthen team-based, trans-disciplinary research to develop a more integrated understanding of cancer etiology and outcomes in human populations.

Why Join MEG

  • To facilitate the multidisciplinary approach to the study of cancer and chronic disease etiology;
  • To promote the incorporation of molecular and biochemical concepts and techniques into well-designed epidemiologic studies;
  • To provide an ongoing forum for the scholarly discussion and development of sound approaches to the conduct and interpretation of molecular epidemiologic studies;
  • To foster partnerships/collaborations with scientists in other disciplines;
  • To sponsor scientific and educational programs that will advance the field, including the MEG; and
  • To join a community of scientists studying the molecular epidemiology of cancer.

Additional MEG member benefits

  • Five per cent discount for articles accepted in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (CEBP). This is in addition to the 5 percent discount given to all AACR members;
  • Receive MEG/CEBP table of contents via email (e-TOC);
  • Receive MEG monthly announcements via email and submit requests for postings to that will reach the entire MEG Working Group;
  • Complimentary access to meeting rooms for consortium meetings at the AACR Annual Meeting;
  • Support the next generation of molecular epidemiologists. MEG dues fund three MEG-related Scholar-in-Training Awards (SITA) for early-career scientists to attend and present their work at the AACR Annual Meeting (see MEG Scholar-in-Training Awards);
  • Attend the MEG Town Hall Meeting and Reception at the AACR Annual Meeting. This well-attended evening event not only covers topics of interest to MEG members but also provides a great opportunity for professional networking; and
  • Attend AACR-MEG Scientific Conferences (see programming), and receive an AACR member discount.

How to Join MEG

  • Select MEG on your AACR dues invoice;
    • Dues for AACR Active Members are $25*
    • Dues for AACR Associate and Affiliate Members are $10*
  • Email

*MEG dues support a range of programming and services aimed at cancer researchers and their important work. Dues also support the annual MEG Scholar-in-Training Awards.

Members from non-Epidemiology Research

It is understood that the evolving discipline of cancer molecular epidemiology would benefit considerably from the participation and involvement of scientists who conduct research on other chronic diseases. Scientists who are involved in molecular epidemiology, but do not meet the criteria for Active or Associate membership, are encouraged to join the AACR as an Affiliate Member. 

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (CEBP)

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention is the official journal of MEG. CEBP contains original peer-reviewed, population-based research on cancer etiology, prevention, surveillance, and survivorship. All MEG members who publish in CEBP receive a special discount of 5 percent on the publication charges in addition to the AACR member discount of 5 percent. Thus, the total discount on the charges is 10 percent for MEG members only. Just use the code “MEGAO” when receiving notification from the CEBP staff about author billing. To view recent issues and learn how you can submit manuscripts for consideration, visit the CEBP website, and, specifically, under Instructions for Authors.

Contact Information

Fax: 215-440-9322