American Association for Cancer Research

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The AACR Annual Meeting is the Year’s Essential Event for Cancer Researchers

Each year there is one indispensable conference for cancer researchers working in all subdisciplines of the cancer field: the AACR Annual Meeting. More than 17,000 participants from 60 countries gather to discuss over 6,000 abstracts and to hear more than 250 invited presentations on new and significant discoveries in basic, clinical, and translational cancer research. Scientific award lectures, grant writing workshops, networking events, and educational sessions round out this comprehensive program.


A Program of High Quality

The AACR Annual Meeting is well known for the quality of its outstanding program. The Program Committee identifies the most compelling science and ensures that the latest advances in all areas of cancer research and specifically the most important emerging research fields are fully covered. The oral and poster presentations of the Late-Breaking sessions feature the very latest information and always generate plenty of discussion.

    Session topics regularly cover a wide range of topics, such as:
  • molecular imaging
  • molecular diagnostics
  • cancer epigenetics
  • chemical genetics
  • tumor angiogenesis
  • transcription therapy
  • apoptotic signaling
  • organ site-specific cancers
  • new targeted therapies
  • clinical trials
  • proteomics
  • prevention

Award Lectures – Recognizing Excellence

The Annual Meeting also features distinguished award lectures from scientists who have been recognized by their peers as the leaders in their fields. These lectures are highlights of the Annual Meeting, and thousands of scientists attend to hear about the latest advances and honor those who have made major contributions to cancer research.


A Comprehensive Educational Curriculum

Among the most important aspects of the Annual Meeting are the educational sessions. Methods Workshops and sessions that cover the full spectrum of cancer research allow early-career investigators to gain new knowledge in basic, translational, and clinical research to take back to their laboratories and institutions.


A Wide Range of Exhibits

Hundreds of scientific publishers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms, manufacturers, nonprofit organizations, and others participate in the Annual Meeting exhibit show.


Dissemination of Information – Adding Value to the Meeting

The excitement of the Annual Meeting lasts long after the event is over. Annual Meeting proffered papers are available in a fully searchable CD-ROM, online, and in print form in the Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research. Many sessions are also Webcast so that they can be viewed at a later date.