American Association for Cancer Research

2011 - 2012 Special Conferences

Please click on the title of the conference for additional information or contact the AACR Program Development Department at (215) 440-9300 or programs@aacr.org for information or to order a copy of the conference proceedings (limited supplies, print only).


Nano in Cancer: Linking Chemistry, Biology, and Clinical Applications In Vivo
January 12-15, 2011 • Miami, Florida
Co-Chairpersons: David Piwnica-Worms, Jan E. Schnitzer, and Karen L. Wooley

Biological Chemistry of Inflammation as a Cause of Cancer (AACR-ACS Joint Meeting)
January 30-February 2, 2011 • San Diego, California
Chairperson: Peter C. Dedon

Targeting PI3K/mTOR Signaling in Cancer
February 24-27, 2011 • San Francisco, California
Co-Chairpersons: Lewis C. Cantley, Funda Meric-Bernstam, and David M. Sabatini

Stem Cells, Development, and Cancer
February 3-6, 2011 • Vancouver, British Columbia
Co-Chairpersons: Geoffrey M. Wahl, Connie J. Eaves, and Hans Clevers

Advances in Breast Cancer Research: Genetics, Biology, and Clinical Applications
October 12-15, 2011 • San Francisco, California
Co-Chairpersons: José Baselga, Kornelia Polyak, and Jeffrey M. Rosen

Translation of the Cancer Genome: Scientific, Clinical, and Operational Challenges
October 15-18, 2011 • San Francisco, California
Co-Chairpersons: Lynda Chin, Joe W. Gray, and William R. Sellers

Metabolism and Cancer
October 16-19, 2011 • Baltimore, Maryland
Co-Chairpersons: Sally Kornbluth, Nickolas Papadopoulos, and M. Celeste Simon

Tumor Microenvironment Complexity: Emerging Roles in Cancer Therapy
November 3-6, 2011 • Orlando, Florida
Co-Chairpersons: Lisa M. Coussens, Yves A. DeClerck, and Melody Swartz


Noncoding RNAs and Cancer
January 8-11, 2012 • Miami Beach, Florida
Chairperson: Phillip A. Sharp  Co-Chairpersons: Carlo M. Croce, William C. Hahn, Jeannie T. Lee, and Eric N. Olson

Advances in Prostate Cancer Research
February 6-9, 2012 • Orlando, Florida
Co-Chairpersons: Arul M. Chinnaiyan and Charles L. Sawyers

Molecularly Targeted Therapies: Mechanisms of Resistance
May 9-12, 2012 • San Diego, California
Co-Chairpersons: Carlos L. Arteaga, Pasi A. Jänne, and Mace L. Rothenberg

Chemical Systems Biology: Assembling and Interrogating Computational Models of the Cancer Cell by Chemical Perturbations
June 27-30, 2012 • Boston, Massachusetts
Co-Chairpersons: Andrea Califano, Stuart Schreiber, and Pamela A. Silver

Pancreatic Cancer: Progress and Challenges
June 18-21, 2012 • Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Co-Chairpersons: Daniel D. Von Hoff, Dafna Bar-Sagi, Chi Van Dang, and David A. Tuveson

Post-GWAS Horizons in Molecular Epidemiology: Digging Deeper into the Environment
November 11-14, 2012 • Hollywood, Florida
Co-Chairpersons: Shelley S. Tworoger and Cornelia M. Ulrich

Tumor Immunology: Multidisciplinary Science Driving Basic and Clinical Advances
December 2-5, 2012 • Miami, Florida
Co-Chairpersons: Elizabeth M. Jaffee, Stanley Riddell, and Glenn Dranoff