American Association for Cancer Research

Final Program

The AACR Annual Meeting is the world’s largest and most comprehensive gathering of professionals in the cancer field, encompassing basic, translational, and clinical research. Over 17,000 attendees from all over the world attended the 97th Annual Meeting, which featured 46 Symposia, 14 New Concepts in Organ Site Research sessions, nearly 60 Meet-the-Expert sessions, 18 Forums and Special Sessions, over 50 Minisymposia, and nearly 6,000 abstracts presented in 7 Poster Sessions.

For access to the complete program, schedule of events, invited and accepted abstracts, and the online itinerary planner, please follow the links below.

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Final Program in PDF Format

The complete Final Program can be downloaded through the links below for browsing or printing. There is a separate link below for each day of the meeting, as well as links to download the table of contents, general information, maps and guides, and exhibitor and speaker indexes.


Front Matter (pages 1-33) (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)

Table of Contents (2 pages) (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)

Committees
2006 Program Committee
AACR Officers and Board of Directors
AACR Committees
AACR Members of 50 Years

Supporters
Champions of the AACR
97th Annual Meeting Supporters
Sustaining Members
Special Conference and Workshop Supporters

General Information (10 pages) (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)

Maps
Map of Washington and Hotel Listings
Diagrams of Washington Convention Center
Diagram of Renaissance Washington Hotel

Program Guides
Subject Guide to Abstract Sessions
Guide to the Program by Session Type

Schedule of Events (pages 34-49) (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)


Saturday, April 1, 2006 (28 pages) (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)
Educational Sessions
Methods Workshops
Public Forum: Cancer Forum 2006
Professional Advancement Series: Associate Member Grant Writing Workshop
Professional Advancement Series: Grant Writing Workshop for Clinicians
Professional Advancement Series: Roundtable: Careers in Clinical and Translational Research
AACR-Women in Cancer Research-Charlotte Friend Memorial Lecture


Sunday, April 2, 2006 (78 pages) (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)
NCI/NIH Session: Changes in Review and Funding Opportunities
Meet-the-Expert Sunrise Sessions
Minisymposia and Poster Sessions (abstracts in these sessions are also available online)

Opening Events (4 pages) (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Presentation of AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research
Presentation of AACR Public Service Awards
Plenary Session: Looking into the Future of Cancer Therapy
Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research Lecture

Professional Advancement Series: Undergraduate Student Caucus
Forums
New Concepts in Organ Site Research: Melanoma; Ovarian Cancer
Symposia
AACR-Irving Weinstein Foundation Distinguished Lecture
Molecular Epidemiology Group (MEG/AACR) Town Meeting and Reception
Professional Advancement Series: Finding a Start-Up Package for Clinician-Scientists
Professional Advancement Series: Emerging Careers in Cancer Research


Monday, April 3, 2006 (90 pages) (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)
Meet-the-Expert Sunrise Sessions
Presidential Address
Professional Advancement Series: Special Program for High School Students
Minisymposia and Poster Sessions (abstracts in these sessions are also available online)

Special Plenary Session: Breakthroughs in Clinical Research (1 page) (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)

Forums
New Concepts in Organ Site Research: Bladder; Central Nervous System; Colorectal; Pancreas; Prostate
NCI/NIH Session: The Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG)
Symposia
Special Session: New Drugs on the Horizon
AACR Business Meeting
Special Session: Economic and Regulatory Challenges of Treating Subsets of Cancer Patients
Kirk A. Landon-AACR Prize for Basic Cancer Research Lecture
MICR Town Meeting
Dorothy P. Landon-AACR Prize for Translational Cancer Research Lecture
Professional Advancement Series: SNP Chips
Town Meeting: Chemistry in Cancer Research
Professional Advancement Series: Navigating the Road to a Successful Career in Cancer Research


Tuesday, April 4, 2006 (96 pages) (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)
NCI/NIH Session: EDRN: Bringing Biomarker Discovery to Clinical Practice
Meet-the-Expert Sunrise Sessions
AACR-MICR-Jane Cooke Wright Lecture
Forums
New Concepts in Organ Site Research: Breast; B-Cell Lymphoma; Lung; Head and Neck; Multiple Myeloma
Minisymposia and Poster Sessions (abstracts in these sessions are also available online)
AACR-G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award Lecture
AACR-Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Career Development Award Lecture
Symposia
AACR-Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award Lecture
Town Meeting: Science Policy and Legislative Affairs
AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research Lecture
Late-Breaking Abstracts: Poster Sessions (abstracts in these sessions will be available online Friday, March 31)
Late-Breaking Abstracts: Oral Presentations
Special Session: In the Forefront of Advances in Cancer Research
NCI/NIH-Sponsored Session: Tips on NIH Grant Processes
AACR-ACS Award Lecture on Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
Professional Advancement Series: WICR-Leila Diamond Networking Reception and Caucus
Professional Advancement Series: Careers in Molecular Epidemiology
Professional Advancement Series: How to Get Your Papers Published in the Best Journals


Wednesday, April 5, 2006 (49 pages) (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)
Meet-the-Expert Sunrise Sessions
AACR-Joseph H. Burchenal Clinical Research Award Lecture
New Concepts in Organ Site Research: Pediatric Cancer; CML
Minisymposia and Poster Sessions (abstracts in these sessions are also available online)
Forums
AACR-Bruce F. Cain Memorial Award Lecture
NIH-Sponsored Session: Career Opportunities for Researchers
Special Session: Developing Strategies to Study the Cancer Genome
Symposia


Awards (16 pages) (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)
Scholar Awards
Science Education Awards
Scholar-in-Training Awards

Exhibitors (47 pages) (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)
List of Exhibitors
Map of Exhibit Hall (1 page) (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)
Exhibitor Product Categories

Invited Speaker Index (5 pages) (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)