American Association for Cancer Research

2008 Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference

Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research 2008

Seventh Annual AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research

November 16-19, 2008
Gaylord National Resort &
Convention Center
National Harbor, MD

Lead Supporter

Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R)

Steven M. Dubinett,
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Through this annual conference and the AACR family of journals, including Cancer Prevention Research, AACR serves as a central point for disseminating information and cultivating the interactions that are so vital to advancing the cancer prevention field. The latest research in basic, clinical, epidemiologic, and behavioral science was be presented at the 2008 conference. The outstanding committee of twenty co-chairpersons represented the diverse range of interests and scientific expertise that was required to develop such a comprehensive program.

Highlighting a program of extraordinary presentations, Dr. Douglas R. Lowy of the National Cancer Institute delivered the Distinguished Lecture on Targets for Cancer Prevention, and Dr. Judith Campisi of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory delivered the Keynote Lecture during the Opening Plenary Session. Session formats included educational, plenary, organ site, and poster sessions as well as the Seventh Annual AACR Prevent Cancer Foundation Award Lecture for Excellence in Cancer Prevention Research.

The 2008 program covered a wide variety of cancer prevention topics and specifically highlighted some of the latest developments in the tumor microenvironment, international prevention mechanisms, integrative prevention, and targeted prevention and treatment. In addition, based on its previous success, Dr. Waun Ki Hong once again chaired a special forum focused on the professional advancement and mentoring of young investigators.

The popular Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference promotes public, academic, government and industry awareness of the vital importance of cancer prevention science in reducing cancer incidence and mortality. It catalyzes coordinated, focused research that promises to accelerate cancer prevention. The exciting ideas presented at this annual conference benefit the work of investigators in every prevention subspecialty and at every level of career development. We thank those who participated in the 2008 conference and look forward to your participation in future Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research conferences.