February 5-9, 2010
Hilton Waikoloa Village
Peter A. Jones, University of Southern California/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Yusuke Nakamura, University of Tokyo Human Genome Center, Tokyo, Japan
More than 20 years ago, the American Association for Cancer Research and the Japanese Cancer Association held their first of seven joint conferences. These meetings have been aimed at bringing outstanding American and Japanese researchers together with two goals. The first is to provide a forum for discussion of the latest advances in the broad field of cancer research, both translational/clinical and basic. The second and equally important goal is to provide a mechanism for the interpersonal interactions which foster international collaborations. These conferences have been extremely successful in both areas and are tangible examples of the close relationship between the AACR and the JCA.
The 8th Joint Conference, attended by over 400 researchers, continued this tradition. The 13 plenary sessions featured topics ranging from basic science to therapeutics, including prevention, epigenetics, and other important areas. The conference took a broad view of contemporary cancer research that was of interest to basic and clinical investigators. The organization and timing of the plenary and poster sessions maximized interactions and the conference catalyzed many new collaborations, just as its predecessors have done.
* Adobe Acrobat Reader required
Please visit the AACR Meetings & Workshops Calendar for a complete list of upcoming programs.