American Association for Cancer Research

Annual Meeting 2013

AACR Annual Meeting 2013AACR Annual Meeting 2013
April 6-10, 2013 • Washington, DC
"Personalizing Cancer Care Through Discovery Science"

More than 18,000 researchers from around the world attended the AACR Annual Meeting 2013, making this one of the world’s premier events where the latest and most exciting discoveries in cancer research were presented. This forum provided a unique opportunity for members of the worldwide cancer research community to discover, interact, and collaborate. The theme for this year’s meeting - "Personalizing Cancer Care Through Discovery Science” - celebrated the accelerated pace of discoveries in basic, translational, and clinical cancer research, due in large part to the availability of new technologies, and it brought hope that we are now poised to utilize this knowledge for significant patient benefit.

The 2013 program, which covered all aspects of cancer research, would not have been possible without the vision and dedication of the Co-Chairpersons and members of the Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee and the Co-Chairpersons and members of the Education Committee. Along with hundreds of invited talks from an elite roster of speakers, the meeting featured over 6,000 proffered papers from the world’s top cancer researchers. Lastly, we would like to express our appreciation for the corporations, organizations, and foundations that provided generous financial support for the AACR Annual Meeting 2013. These significant contributions helped to make this critical forum possible for the interactive exchange of ideas that will lead to fruitful collaborations and advances in the field. Professional development of the next generation of cancer researchers through various educational sessions and grants, including Scholar-in-Training Awards, was also made possible by this support.

We were fortunate to be in Washington, DC, as a collective voice for cancer research to emphasize the vital importance of reaffirming our Nation’s commitment to the conquest, not only of cancer, but of all human disease. To demonstrate the AACR’s commitment and advocacy for increased federal funding for medical research, thousands of you joined us at the Rally for Medical Research on Monday, April 8, on the steps of the Carnegie Library, just across the street from the Convention Center. Our voice was united with over 200 other organizations s in the medical research community at the Rally and across the country as a Call to Action to our Nation’s policymakers to make life-saving medical research funding a national priority. This historic event emphasized the message that we are “Together for More Progress, More Hope, More Life.”