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Leading Cancer Research Organizations to Host Cancer Immunotherapy Conference175418/15/2016 6:26:18 PMhttp://www.aacr.org/Newsroom/Lists/Media Advisories/AllItems.aspx76False2016-08-15T17:05:00ZPress Luncheon Slated for 12:15 p.m. ET, Monday, Sept. 26<div class="ExternalClass781D149DAA66483587A9E2B3EA7FC0E6"><p>​NEW YORK – The Cancer Research Institute (CRI), the Association for Cancer Immunotherapy (CIMT), the European Academy of Tumor Immunology (EATI), and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will sponsor the second <a target="_blank" href="http&#58;//www.cancerimmunotherapyconference.org/">International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference</a> at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel (811 7th Ave., New York) and the New York Hilton Midtown (1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York), Sept. 25-28, 2016.</p><p>A press luncheon providing insights about the meeting from immunotherapy leaders and presenting investigators will be held from 12&#58;15 – 1&#58;15 p.m. ET, on Monday, Sept. 26, at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. </p><p>The meeting will cover all areas of inquiry in cancer immunology and immunotherapy, including&#58; &#160;immune regulation of T-cell responsiveness, genomic methods for identifying tumor antigens, the tumor microenvironment, T-cell therapies, checkpoint blockade, biomarkers, combinations, and the microbiome. </p><p>The full program is available <a target="_blank" href="http&#58;//www.cancerimmunotherapyconference.org/program-of-events/">here</a>.</p><p>Registration is complimentary for credentialed news media. Members of the media can register using <a target="_blank" href="http&#58;//www.cancerimmunotherapyconference.org/s/ICI-2016-REG-FORM.pdf">this form</a>. Return completed forms to Lauren Riley via email at <a href="mailto&#58;lauren.riley@aacr.org">lauren.riley@aacr.org</a> or via fax at 215-446-7291.</p><p>Public information officers at medical institutes and cancer centers can also register by contacting Lauren Riley.</p><p>Those following on social media can join the conversation on Twitter at <a href="https&#58;//twitter.com/hashtag/CICON16?src=hash">#cicon16</a>.</p><p>For more information, contact Lauren Riley at <a href="mailto&#58;lauren.riley@aacr.org">lauren.riley@aacr.org</a> or 215-446-7155 or Elliot Fox at <a href="mailto&#58;efox@w2ogroup.com">efox@w2ogroup.com</a> or 212-257-6724.</p></div>
EXPERT ADVISORY: AACR Leaders in Cancer Research and Patient Care at Today’s White House-hosted Cancer Moonshot Summit Available for Media Interviews169956/30/2016 1:38:51 AMhttp://www.aacr.org/Newsroom/Lists/Media Advisories/AllItems.aspx74False2016-06-29T17:00:00Z<div class="ExternalClass3C18C4A309AA4FB1A4284272C196190F"><p>​PHILADELPHIA — Today,&#160;American Association for Cancer Research&#160;President Nancy Davidson, MD, and AACR chief executive officer Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc), are participating in the Cancer Moonshot Summit hosted by the White House. Davidson, who is the director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, is a physician-scientist who specializes in breast cancer, and can speak to the opportunities associated with propelling the field forward both in her personal work and as a leader in the cancer research community.</p><p>As the leader of the largest cancer research organization in the world, Foti has served as a catalyst, convening the greatest minds in cancer research and fostering collaboration among all stakeholders, including those in academia, government, industry, and the patient community.</p><p>Davidson and Foti's participation in today's summit dovetails on the AACR congressional briefing held yesterday about the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative. The briefing featured National Cancer Institute's acting director Douglas Lowy, MD, and five early-career investigators who provided their fresh perspectives on areas of needed focus to achieve the Cancer Moonshot's goal of accomplishing a decade's worth of progress in five years. The Briefing was broadcasted LIVE on Facebook, and can be viewed here&#58; <a href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/aacr.org/videos/10154354430633631/" target="_blank">https&#58;//www.facebook.com/aacr.org/videos/10154354430633631/</a></p><p>Hosting yesterday's briefing builds upon the AACR's thought leadership in this national effort to cure cancer. In April, Vice President Joe Biden spoke to 4,500 in the cancer research community at the AACR Annual Meeting 2016. On June 1, the Blue Ribbon Panel hosted a special session with AACR leaders and early-stage investigators and minority researchers.</p><p>Prior to the announcement in January of the vice president's cancer initiative, 15 distinguished AACR leaders and members representing 10 medical institutions and nine states met with Biden's staff to discuss areas of considerable promise in cancer research, including precision medicine, immunotherapy, and potential collaboration around big data, citing <a href="/RESEARCH/RESEARCH/PAGES/AACR-PROJECT-GENIE.ASPX" target="_blank">AACR Project GENIE</a> as an example. Shortly thereafter, Biden invited the AACR's president and two past presidents to provide their thoughts and guidance at a special session, &quot;Cancer Moonshot&#58; A Call to Action,&quot; at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.</p><p>Since then, Biden has continued to meet with AACR members as he tours cancer centers throughout the U.S.</p></div>
AACR To Host Congressional Briefing on National Cancer Moonshot Initiative169336/27/2016 2:14:45 PMhttp://www.aacr.org/Newsroom/Lists/Media Advisories/AllItems.aspx72False2016-06-22T17:30:00ZAACR leaders invite National Cancer Institute’s acting director to discuss the research priorities of the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative;<br>five early-career cancer researchers will share their perspectives<div class="ExternalClass2A764C007A5841EC9EC59D6D4E6EB0F3"><p>To attend in-person, please RSVP to Rachel Salis-Silverman, <a href="mailto&#58;rachel.silverman@aacr.org" target="_blank">rachel.silverman@aacr.org</a> or 215-446-7159.&#160;</p><p>The congressional briefing will also be streamed LIVE on Facebook at 12&#58;05 p.m. EDT&#58; <a href="http&#58;//www.facebook.com/aacr.org" target="_blank">www.facebook.com/aacr.org</a>. </p><p>WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will host a congressional briefing to discuss Vice President Biden's National Cancer Moonshot Initiative. The briefing, which is titled &quot;Seizing Today's Opportunities to Accelerate Cancer Research,&quot; will take place on Tuesday, June 28, from 12 p.m. to 1&#58;30 p.m. in Room 562 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.</p><p><strong>WHAT&#58;&#160; </strong>The program will feature NCI Acting Director Douglas Lowy, MD, who will discuss the research priorities of the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative and provide an update on the status of the NCI's Blue Ribbon Panel, a group of external experts established to provide advice and ensure that the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative's goals and approaches are grounded in the best science.&#160; AACR President Nancy Davidson, MD, will convey the cancer community's excitement for progress already underway and articulate how the Cancer Moonshot has the potential to contribute to the advancement of the field. Following Dr. Lowy, the AACR will convene five early-career investigators for a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Davidson to elicit their fresh perspectives on areas of needed focus to achieve the Cancer Moonshot's goal of accomplishing a decade's worth of progress in five years.</p><p><strong>WHO&#58;</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Nancy Davidson, MD,</strong> President, AACR; Director, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute</li><li><strong>Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc),</strong> Chief Executive Officer, AACR</li><li><strong>Douglas Lowy, MD,</strong> Acting Director, National Cancer Institute (NCI)</li><li>Early-career Investigators</li><ul><li><strong>Kara A. Bernstein, PhD,</strong> University of Pittsburgh Medical School</li><li><strong>Major K. Lee IV, MD, PhD,</strong> Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center</li><li><strong>Christine M. Lovly, MD, PhD,</strong> Vanderbilt University School of Medicine</li><li><strong>Paul A. Northcott, PhD,</strong> St. Jude Faculty, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital</li><li><strong>Jose G. Trevino, II, MD,</strong> University of Florida College of Medicine</li></ul></ul><p><strong></strong>&#160;</p><p><strong>WHEN&#58;&#160;</strong> Tuesday, June 28, 2016;&#160;12 p.m. to 1&#58;30 p.m.</p><p><strong>WHERE&#58;</strong>&#160; Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 562,&#160;Capitol Hill</p><p>The congressional briefing will also be streamed LIVE on Facebook at 12&#58;05 p.m. ET&#58; <a href="http&#58;//www.facebook.com/aacr.org" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">www.facebook.com/aacr.org</span></a>.</p><p><strong>DETAILS&#58;&#160; </strong>The National Cancer Moonshot Initiative has galvanized the cancer community and has sparked a renewed and unprecedented national and international dialogue about ways to accelerate progress against cancer at this critical time of extraordinary scientific opportunities. The AACR is a trusted advisor to the Vice President, his staff, and the NCI Blue Ribbon Panel, in which 20 of the 28 panelists are also AACR members.</p><p>The goal for convening members of Congress and their staff with the NCI's acting director, early-career investigators, and AACR leadership is to educate policymakers and generate excitement on Capitol Hill for the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative by showcasing the increased potential for curing the more than 200 types of diseases we call cancer.</p><p>The AACR appreciates Senator Bob Casey's (D-Pennsylvania) support for this congressional briefing.</p><p><strong>Media Contact&#58;</strong><br>American Association for Cancer Research<br> Rachel Salis-Silverman<br> 215-446-7159 (office)<br> 267-970-3685 (cell)<br><a href="mailto&#58;rachel.silverman@aacr.org">rachel.silverman@aacr.org</a></p></div>
Cancer Research Catalyst Blog: AACR Annual Report, Organization History, and News from the Annual Meeting110035/10/2016 6:16:01 PMhttp://www.aacr.org/Newsroom/Lists/Media Advisories/AllItems.aspx71False2016-05-10T04:00:00Z<div class="ExternalClass01730C8610254E06A9EAED264E47132A"><p>​<a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/"><em>Cancer Research Catalyst</em></a>, the blog of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), <a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/aacr-releases-annual-report/">features a post </a>about our recently released 2015 Annual Report. Titled, “<a href="http&#58;//annualreport.aacr.org/">Bringing Cancer Discoveries to Patients</a>,” we hope you find this useful.</p><p>Additionally, Eileen Glanton Loftus, AACR senior writer and editor, <a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/interactive-timeline-celebrates-history-of-the-american-association-for-cancer-research/">presents a timeline </a>outlining the history of AACR from its founding in 1907 to its involvement in the forefront of cancer science in the 21st century. </p><p>Marci Landsmann, <a href="http&#58;//www.cancertodaymag.org/Pages/default.aspx"><em>Cancer Today </em></a>editor, <a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/cancer-crescent-city-aacr-hosts-community-event-talk-cancer-louisiana/">provides a post </a>about the AACR community event, “Progress and Promise Against Cancer,” which was held at the Louisiana Cancer Research Center in New Orleans during the AACR Annual Meeting 2016. </p><p>In another post, Landsmann <a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/aacr-annual-meeting-2016-research-prevention-affordable-care-act/">reports </a>on a panel discussion held at the Annual Meeting on the Affordable Care Act and its effects on research and prevention. </p><p>These posts are part of the continuing mission of <a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/"><em>Cancer Research Catalyst</em> </a>to further accelerate the growth and spread of knowledge about cancer, while providing helpful and interesting information to AACR members and the public. </p><p>Visit the <a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/"><em>Cancer Research Catalyst </em>blog </a>and subscribe. </p><p>Editor’s Note&#58; Media are welcome to freely repost and use excerpts, the infographics, or the video pieces. Please cite the source and link to <a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/">blog.aacr.org</a>&#58; “Originally posted on <a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/"><em>Cancer Research Catalyst</em></a>, the official blog of the American Association for Cancer Research.”</p></div>
AACR to Partner With ABC News on Cancer Research Twitter Chat April 19110024/12/2016 1:12:13 PMhttp://www.aacr.org/Newsroom/Lists/Media Advisories/AllItems.aspx70False2016-04-12T12:00:00Z<div class="ExternalClassCF692BB1FDBC416589696F1A27546097"><p>​PHILADELPHIA — American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) leaders will be tweeting live during the ABC News Twitter chat “Accelerating Progress Against Cancer” on Tuesday, April 19, noon CT/1 p.m. ET, about the latest advances in cancer research, including immunotherapy and genomics. The cancer research Twitter chat will be moderated by ABC News Medical Editor Richard Besser, MD, and will also be streamed live via Facebook Live on the AACR Facebook page. </p><p>The chat will be conducted during the AACR’s Annual Meeting, where the latest and most exciting basic, translational, and clinical discoveries in cancer research are presented to nearly 20,000 attendees.</p><p>Scott Armstrong, MD, PhD, program chair of the AACR Annual Meeting 2016, will be among the AACR leaders tweeting during the chat. The National Cancer Institute and <em><a href="http&#58;//media.ne.cision.com/l/rzhnnuit/www.cancertodaymag.org/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Cancer Today</a></em>, the quarterly magazine for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers published by the AACR, will be participating in the conversation as well. Cancer centers, patient advocates, patient advocacy groups, and the media are also welcome to join.</p><ul><li>Follow the chat on Twitter and join in&#58; <a href="https&#58;//wpyadmin.ne.cision.com/l/rzhnnuit/twitter.com/hashtag/abcdrbchat" target="_blank">#abcDrBchat</a>.</li><li>Follow the AACR on Twitter&#58; <a href="https&#58;//wpyadmin.ne.cision.com/l/rzhnnuit/twitter.com/AACR" target="_blank">@AACR</a>.</li><li>Follow the AACR Annual Meeting conversation on Twitter&#58; <a href="https&#58;//wpyadmin.ne.cision.com/l/rzhnnuit/twitter.com/hashtag/aacr16" target="_blank">#AACR16</a>.</li><li>Watch the Facebook Live stream on the AACR Facebook page&#58; <a href="http&#58;//www.facebook.com/aacr.org" target="_blank">http&#58;//www.facebook.com/aacr.org</a>.<br></li></ul><p><br></p></div>
American Association for Cancer Research to Host Annual Meeting in New Orleans, April 16-20, 2016110004/4/2016 8:07:12 PMhttp://www.aacr.org/Newsroom/Lists/Media Advisories/AllItems.aspx69False2016-04-04T20:00:00Z<div class="ExternalClassE14E6F67C8664B2F8A40926DFCA422FD"><p>​PHILADELPHIA – The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will be hosting its <a href="/Meetings/Pages/MeetingDetail.aspx?EventItemID=63&amp;DetailItemID=224">Annual Meeting</a>, April 16-20, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.<br><br>View the meeting program <a href="/Meetings/Pages/MeetingDetail.aspx?EventItemID=63&amp;DetailItemID=364">here</a>. The program (including the titles of abstracts scheduled for presentation) can now be browsed and searched through the <a href="http&#58;//www.abstractsonline.com/plan/start.aspx?mkey=%7b1D10D749-4B6A-4AB3-BCD4-F80FB1922267%7d" target="_blank">online itinerary planner</a>.<br><br>The meeting will draw approximately 19,000 scientists, clinicians, advocates, and others to discuss advances in the field of cancer science. The multidisciplinary program will include an outstanding roster of speakers, hundreds of invited talks, and more than 6,000 proffered papers. <br><br>The press room will be located in Room 350-351 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130). The press room is a fully functioning office with computers, printers, wireless internet access, and refreshments. <br><br><strong>Press Registration and Additional Information About the AACR Annual Meeting 2016</strong><br><br>Registration for the AACR Annual Meeting 2016 is complimentary for credentialed news media. Members of the media can register by contacting <a href="mailto&#58;mailto&#58;lauren.riley@aacr.org">Lauren Riley</a> or 215-446-7155.<br><br>Press conferences will be held in Room 348-349 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center at the following dates and times&#58;<br></p><ul><li>Sunday, April 17, 12&#58;15 p.m. CT</li><li>Monday, April 18, 8&#58;30 a.m. CT</li><li>Tuesday, April 19, 8&#58;30 a.m. CT</li></ul><p>A press program with details about press conferences will be sent in advance of the meeting.<br><br>Public information officers at medical institutes and cancer centers can also register by contacting Riley.<br><br>Those following on social media can join the conversation on Twitter at <a href="https&#58;//twitter.com/hashtag/AACR16" target="_blank">#AACR16</a>.<br><br>For more information, contact </p><p><a href="mailto&#58;mailto&#58;lauren.riley@aacr.org">Lauren Riley</a> or 215-446-7155, <a href="mailto&#58;mailto&#58;julia.gunther@aacr.org">Julia Gunther</a> or 215-446-6896, <a href="mailto&#58;mailto&#58;lauren.walens@aacr.org">Lauren Walens</a> or 215-446-7163, or <a href="mailto&#58;mailto&#58;jeff.molter@aacr.org">Jeff Molter</a> or 267-210-3965.<br><br><strong>AACR to Partner With ABC News on Cancer Research Twitter Chat April 19</strong><br><br>Several AACR leaders will be tweeting live during the ABC News Twitter chat Tuesday, April 19, noon CT/1 p.m. ET. The cancer research Twitter chat will be moderated by ABC News Medical Editor Richard Besser, MD. &#160;<br><br>Cancer centers, patient advocates, and patient advocacy groups are welcome to join the chat.<br><br>Follow the conversation on Twitter and join in&#58; <a href="https&#58;//twitter.com/search?q=%23abcDrBchat" target="_blank">#abcDrBchat</a>. <br>Follow the AACR on Twitter&#58; <a href="http&#58;//www.twitter.com/aacr" target="_blank">@AACR</a>.<br></p></div>
Vice President Joe Biden To Deliver Remarks at the AACR Annual Meeting 2016109994/1/2016 1:20:21 PMhttp://www.aacr.org/Newsroom/Lists/Media Advisories/AllItems.aspx68False2016-03-31T04:00:00ZRemarks Will Be Live Web Streamed<div class="ExternalClassD2926C483AD14E15A113861502776638"><p>NEW ORLEANS — The American Association for Cancer Research is pleased to announce that Vice President Joe Biden will deliver remarks on Wednesday, April 20, during the <a href="/Meetings/Pages/MeetingDetail.aspx?EventItemID=63" target="_blank">AACR Annual Meeting</a> &quot;Highlights 2016&#58; Vision for the Future&quot; Plenary Session, which will also be available via live webcast. The AACR Annual Meeting brings together the greatest minds in cancer research and will convene nearly 20,000 stakeholders from research, health care, academia, industry, government, and advocacy, all dedicated to propelling cancer research forward.</p><p>Vice President Biden will address the broader cancer research community, which will include a large segment of laboratory, translational, and clinical researchers; population scientists; other health care professionals; and patient advocates who are members of the AACR, as well as a national and international audience via the webcast.</p><p>Hosting Biden at the AACR Annual Meeting 2016 builds upon the AACR's thought leadership in this national effort to cure cancer. Prior to the announcement of the vice president's cancer initiative, 15 distinguished AACR leaders and members representing 10 medical institutions and nine states met with Biden's staff to discuss areas of considerable promise in cancer research including precision medicine, immunotherapy, and potential collaboration around big data, citing AACR's Project GENIE as an example. Shortly thereafter, Biden invited the AACR's president and two past presidents to provide their thoughts and guidance at a special session, &quot;Cancer Moonshot&#58; A Call to Action,&quot; at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Since then, Biden has continued to meet with AACR members as he tours cancer centers throughout the U.S.</p><p><strong>When&#58;</strong> Wednesday, April 20, 2016</p><p><strong>Where&#58; </strong>Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana</p><p><em>Additional details to follow. </em></p></div>
Cancer Research Catalyst Blog: What to Expect at the 2016 AACR Annual Meeting109983/8/2016 7:23:38 PMhttp://www.aacr.org/Newsroom/Lists/Media Advisories/AllItems.aspx66False2016-03-08T05:00:00Z<div class="ExternalClass35BB2B9BD2DF48A6B37E4C3ADC3CB13F"><p>​<em><a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/" target="_blank">Cancer Research Catalyst</a></em>, the blog of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), features an <a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/meet-the-chairs-scott-armstrong/" target="_blank">interview and video</a> with Scott Armstrong, MD, PhD, program chair of our upcoming meeting, to be held April 16-20 in New Orleans.<br><br>Armstrong gives a preview of the cancer science and key breakthroughs in the field that attendees can expect to hear about at this year’s meeting. <br><br>For more information about the meeting, including how to register as a member of the press, click <a href="/Newsroom/Pages/Media-Advisory-Detail.aspx?ItemID=64">here</a>. <br><br>Visit the blog at http&#58;//blog.aacr.org and subscribe. <br><br>Editor’s Note&#58; Media are welcome to freely repost and use excerpts, infographics, or video pieces of our blog. Please link to <a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/">blog.aacr.org</a> and cite the source&#58; “Originally posted on <em><a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/" target="_blank">Cancer Research Catalyst</a></em>, the official blog of the American Association for Cancer Research.”<br></p></div>
National Cancer Institute Leader and Florida Congressional Representatives Speak at Cancer Forum Hosted by the American Association for Cancer Research and Moffitt Cancer Center109972/29/2016 5:04:48 PMhttp://www.aacr.org/Newsroom/Lists/Media Advisories/AllItems.aspx65False2016-02-29T16:10:00Z**Live Web Stream Available**<div class="ExternalClass9FFFCEAD2F9546A5BB9538DBDCC2CD42"><p>​PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and <a target="_blank" href="http&#58;//www.moffitt.org/">Moffitt Cancer Center</a>, with support from U.S. Representatives Gus Bilirakis and Kathy Castor, the <a target="_blank" href="http&#58;//www.aaci-cancer.org/">Association of American Cancer Institutes</a>, and featuring <a target="_blank" href="http&#58;//www.cancer.gov/">National Cancer Institute</a> (NCI) Acting Director Douglas R. Lowy, MD, will host a forum March 7, 2016, at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. <br></p><p><strong>WHAT</strong>&#58; Cancer Research Policy Forum&#58; Progress, Promise and Challenges in the Era of Precision Medicine will describe how federally funded research is contributing to the groundbreaking cancer research happening at institutions across the United States and specifically at Moffitt. A group of expert panelists will discuss progress being made in cancer research and treatment, the importance of robust and predictable increases in funding for the National Institutes of Health, as well as special initiatives such as the national cancer initiative to be led by Vice President Joe Biden, and the Obama administration’s Precision Medicine Initiative.<br>A question and answer session will follow the program.<br></p><p><strong>WHEN</strong>&#58; Monday, March 7, 10-11&#58;30 a.m.<br><br><strong>WHERE</strong>&#58; Moffitt Cancer Center, Vincent Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612<br><br><a href="https&#58;//www.surveymonkey.com/r/JXNL8JH" target="_blank">Register for live web stream.</a><br></p><p>Featured Speakers&#58;<br>•&#160;&#160; &#160;<a target="_blank" href="https&#58;//ccr.cancer.gov/Laboratory-of-Cellular-Oncology/douglas-r-lowy">Douglas R. Lowy</a>, MD, acting director, NCI<br>•&#160;&#160; &#160;<a target="_blank" href="https&#58;//bilirakis.house.gov/">U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis</a> (R), representative, 12th congressional district of Florida<br>•&#160;&#160; &#160;<a target="_blank" href="http&#58;//castor.house.gov/">U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor</a> (D), representative 14th congressional district of Florida<br>•&#160;&#160; <a target="_blank" href="/AdvocacyPolicy/GovernmentAffairs/Pages/contact-us---science-policy--government-affairs___EF0C4F.aspx">&#160;Jon Retzlaff</a>, MBA, MPA, managing director, AACR Office of Science Policy and Government Affairs <br>•&#160;&#160; <a target="_blank" href="https&#58;//moffitt.org/providers/william-dalton/">&#160;William S. Dalton</a>, PhD, MD, CEO, M2Gen, and chair, AACR Science Policy and Government Affairs Committee<br>•&#160;&#160; &#160;Jacqueline Smith, melanoma cancer survivor treated at Moffitt Cancer Center<br>•&#160;&#160; &#160;<a target="_blank" href="https&#58;//www.moffitt.org/providers/alan-list/">Alan F. List</a>, MD, president and CEO, Moffitt Cancer Center&#160;&#160; &#160;<br>•&#160;&#160; &#160;<a target="_blank" href="https&#58;//www.moffitt.org/about-moffitt/executive-leadership/thomas-sellers-phd-mph/">Thomas A. Sellers</a>, PhD, MPH,&#160; director, Moffitt Cancer Center<br><br>Media Contacts&#58; &#160;<br>American Association for Cancer Research<br>Rachel Salis-Silverman<br>215-446-7159 (office)<br>267-970-3685 (cell)<br><a target="_blank" href="mailto&#58;Rachel.Silverman@aacr.org">Rachel.Silverman@aacr.org</a> <br></p><p>Moffitt Cancer Center<br>Kim Polacek<br>813-745-7408<br><a target="_blank" href="mailto&#58;Kim.Polacek@Moffitt.org">Kim.Polacek@Moffitt.org</a>&#160; </p></div>
American Association for Cancer Research to Host Annual Meeting in New Orleans, April 16-20, 2016109962/23/2016 9:37:24 PMhttp://www.aacr.org/Newsroom/Lists/Media Advisories/AllItems.aspx64False2016-02-23T14:30:00Z<div class="ExternalClass4A9D9BCF510945A9BD2B7AF797ED68E5"><p>PHILADELPHIA – The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will be hosting its Annual Meeting, April 16-20, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.</p><p>The <a href="/Meetings/Pages/MeetingDetail.aspx?EventItemID=63&amp;DetailItemID=364">meeting program</a> (including the titles of abstracts scheduled for presentation) can now be browsed and searched through the <a href="http&#58;//www.abstractsonline.com/plan/start.aspx?mkey=%7b1D10D749-4B6A-4AB3-BCD4-F80FB1922267%7d" target="_blank">online itinerary planner</a>.</p><p>The meeting will draw approximately 19,000 scientists, clinicians, advocates, and others to discuss advances in the field of cancer science. The multidisciplinary program will include an outstanding roster of speakers, hundreds of invited talks, and more than 6,000 proffered papers. </p><p>Registration is complimentary for credentialed news media. Members of the media can register by contacting Lauren Riley at <a href="mailto&#58;lauren.riley@aacr.org">lauren.riley@aacr.org</a> or 215-446-7155.</p><p>A press program with details about press conferences will be forthcoming.</p><p>Public information officers at medical institutes and cancer centers can also register by contacting Riley.</p><p>The press room will be located in room 350-351 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130). The press room is a fully functioning office with computers, printers, wireless internet access, and refreshments. </p><p>Those following on social media can join the conversation on Twitter at <a href="https&#58;//twitter.com/hashtag/AACR16" target="_blank">#AACR16</a>.</p><p>For more information, contact Lauren Riley at <a href="mailto&#58;lauren.riley@aacr.org">lauren.riley@aacr.org</a> or 215-446-7155, Julia Gunther at <a href="mailto&#58;julia.gunther@aacr.org">julia.gunther@aacr.org</a> or 215-446-6896, Lauren Walens at <a href="mailto&#58;lauren.walens@aacr.org">lauren.walens@aacr.org</a> or 215-446-7163, or Jeff Molter at <a href="mailto&#58;jeff.molter@aacr.org">jeff.molter@aacr.org</a> or 267-210-3965.</p></div>