American Association for Cancer Research

AACR Annual Meeting 2014: Abstracts

AACR Annual Meeting 2014


The regular abstract submission deadline was Wednesday, December 4. The deadline for submission of late-breaking abstracts was Monday, January 27. Authors who submitted abstracts confirmed 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 were 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the purposes of the study; (b) a brief description of pertinent experimental procedures; (c) a summary of the new, unpublished data; and (d) a statement of the conclusions.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). Notifications of abstract status were sent in early February (regular deadline) and early March (late-breaking deadline). If you submitted an abstract and did not receive notification, please email


Requests to withdraw abstracts were accepted through Friday, February 7 for regular abstracts; and through Wednesday, March 5 for late-breaking abstracts. Withdrawal requests must have been sent by email to and must have included the abstract control number, title, and an explanation of the reason for withdrawal in order to be processed.


To assist attendees in planning their schedule for the meeting, abstracts are now available online through the itinerary planner. 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.


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

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