The deadline for submission of late-breaking abstracts was Monday, January 27. Abstracts detailing highly significant and timely findings in any area of cancer research that were not available at the time of the regular abstract deadline were considered by the AACR Annual Meeting Program Committee for presentation at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014. Only those abstracts that were deemed to be of high scientific priority have been accepted. A special subcommittee of the Program Committee evaluated the merit of late-breaking abstracts. Each late-breaking abstract must have been sponsored by an AACR member.
Authors who submitted abstracts confirm that they have not previously published these data, that they have not previously presented them at a large national annual scientific meeting, and that they are not planning to present or publish them prior to the dates of the AACR Annual Meeting 2014. Each abstract should have contained: (a) an introductory sentence indicating the purposes of the study; (b) a brief description of pertinent experimental procedures; (c) a summary of the new, unpublished data; and (d) a statement of the conclusions. Authors must accept sole responsibility for the statements in their abstracts. Abstract submitters were asked to carefully proofread to avoid errors in the published literature and to use American English spelling throughout. For more information regarding American English spelling, please refer to Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, Seventh Edition (Council of Science Editors, 2006).
REGULAR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION AND NOTIFICATION
The regular abstract submission deadline was 12:00 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time on Wednesday, December 4. Notifications of abstract status were sent in early February. If you submitted an abstract and did not receive notification, please email email@example.com.
DEADLINE FOR WITHDRAWAL OF ABSTRACTS
The AACR cannot comply with any request for withdrawal of an abstract that will delay the publication of the Proceedings. However, requests to withdraw abstracts were accepted through Friday, February 7. Requests to withdraw late-breaking abstracts will be accepted through Wednesday, March 5. Withdrawal requests must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and must include the abstract control number and title as well as an explanation of the reason for withdrawal.
PUBLICATION OF ABSTRACTS
To assist attendees in planning their schedule for the meeting, accepted abstract titles are now available online through the itinerary planner. Abstract bodies will not be made available online until March 5, one month prior to the meeting. (Late-Breaking Abstracts will be made available on April 4, the day before the start of the meeting.) Abstracts that have been selected for inclusion in the AACR press program will be made publicly available at the date and time of their presentation, either at the meeting or an official AACR press conference.
PRESENTATION OF ABSTRACTS
Because the Proceedings of the AACR is intended to represent a summary of all of the abstract presentations at the Annual Meeting, every abstract that has been accepted for publication in the Proceedings must also be presented at the meeting. Specifically, the author listed as the presenter for an abstract submission must attend the session in which the abstract is scheduled to discuss in detail the research outlined in the published abstract, according to the specific guidelines of the session. If, due to unforeseen circumstances, the designated presenter is unavailable to attend the session to present the abstract, he or she must contact the AACR Program Development Department to designate a co-author to serve as the presenter. If no authors are available to present the abstract, the presenter must withdraw the abstract immediately by contacting the AACR Program Development Department at (215) 440-9300 or email@example.com.
Failure to comply with these regulations pertaining to abstract presentation may result in actions including, but not limited to:
- The withdrawal of the abstract from the session
- The removal of the abstract from the online Proceedings
- The loss of future sponsorship privileges for the sponsor of the abstract
- The loss of future abstract submission/authorship privileges for the presenter of the abstract
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