The theme of the 2007 AACR Annual Meeting, "A Century of Leadership in Science - A Future of Cancer Prevention and Cures," commemorated the AACR's Centennial and underscored the remarkable scientific advances that researchers have achieved in the 100 years since the organization's founding, as well as the critical importance of ongoing research.
The opening Centennial Ceremony set an exciting and inspirational tone for the week of science and discovery, with a procession of young researchers bearing flags of all 70 AACR member nations, appearances by the University of Southern California (USC) Marching Band, the All-American Boys Chorus and presentation of Centennial Medals and other honors to leading cancer researchers and advocates.
The opening plenary, "Translating a Century of Science into a Future of Cancer Prevention and Cures" featured world leaders in the fields of cancer genetics, cellular metabolism, stem cell biology, molecular diagnostics, targeted therapies, early detection and the impact of future cancer science on public health and provided a vantage point for historical and current perspectives across the spectrum of basic and applied cancer science.
Late-breaking plenary sessions in basic, translational and clinical cancer research covered the latest advances from the laboratory and their translational potential to the clinic. Special sessions will also featured phase I and phase II studies of novel therapeutic agents in early-stage clinical trials, as well as the latest phase III clinical trial findings.
From April 14 to April 18, 2007, a group of more than 16,000 scientists, from all over the world, gathered under the AACR’s banner for the field’s most important international annual cancer research meeting. The 2007 Annual Meeting provided an unmatched opportunity to exchange information on current and emerging discoveries, forge new collaborations, and identify future opportunities in virtually all areas of modern cancer research and patient care.
Please take a few moments to view some of the sessions that have been webcast, listen to a podcast from this landmark event, or read the abstracts presented at the meeting.