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AACR Annual Meeting 2014

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AACR Annual Meeting 2014


AACR Annual Meeting 2014
April 5-9, 2014
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California

Scott W. Lowe, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA

The 105th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research will be held April 5-9, 2014, in San Diego, California. With about 18,000 researchers, patient advocates, and other professionals in the cancer field from around the world scheduled to be in attendance, the 2014 Annual Meeting continues the tradition of being the premier cancer research event where the latest and most exciting basic, translational, and clinical discoveries are presented. It provides a unique opportunity for members of the worldwide cancer research community to learn about cutting-edge advances, obtain feedback on their own research, and make connections that will foster future collaborations.

The theme for this year’s meeting, “Harnessing Breakthroughs – Targeting Cures,” reflects the fact that the translation of basic science into clinical advances for the benefit of cancer patients is occurring at an increasing pace and more seamlessly than ever before. Along with hundreds of invited talks from an elite roster of speakers, we will feature more than 6,000 proffered papers from the world’s top cancer researchers. As a new feature of this year’s meeting, we are providing five early-career investigators, called “NextGen Stars,” the chance to present their research during selected major symposia and current concepts sessions. We are very excited about this initiative because it is vital that we acknowledge the great work of these young investigators who will drive the remarkable progress against cancer going forward.

The annual meeting will also showcase pioneering clinical trials, many of which will highlight emerging approaches for personalizing cancer care. The therapeutics being evaluated in these clinical trials are underpinned by our knowledge of cancer biology, and this meeting provides a tremendous opportunity for basic and clinical researchers and clinicians to exchange ideas. Recognizing that personalized cancer medicine requires multidisciplinary and multi-institutional collaboration, we are also offering a robust regulatory science and policy track with 10 exciting sessions that will be of significant interest to both laboratory and clinical scientists in all subfields and sectors of the cancer field.

The program, which covers all aspects of cancer research, would not have been possible without the vision and dedication of the co-chairpersons and members of the Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee and the co-chairpersons and members of the Education Committee*. We would also like to express our heartfelt appreciation to the corporations, organizations, and foundations that have provided generous financial support for the AACR Annual Meeting 2014. These valued contributions help to make possible this critical forum for the exchange of ideas that will lead to fruitful, innovative collaborations and advances in the field. Also, the professional development of young cancer researchers through various educational sessions and grants, including Scholar-in-Training Awards, is made possible by this support.

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AACR Annual Meeting 2014 • April 5-9, 2014 • San Diego Convention Center • San Diego, California