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Tumor Microenvironment Complexity: Emerging Roles in Cancer Therapy 2011 - The stroma of some tumors can adopt lymphoid-like features including markers for high endothelial venules (LYVE1:red, CD31: green, pNAD: white, Nuclei:blue), which are specialized vessels designed for T cell entry into the lymph node where they can be primed. Photo by Amanda W. Lund from Conference Co-Chairperson, Melody Swartz’s lab


Abstract submissions are no longer being accepted for this conference. The abstract submission deadline was Thursday, August 25.


Only those abstracts that have been reviewed and selected by the conference co-chairpersons may be presented. All individuals listed as ABSTRACT PRESENTERS will be notified of acceptance or rejection by e-mail approximately three weeks after the abstract submission deadline. Notices and instructions will be sent to the e-mail address provided at the time of abstract submission. If an abstract is not selected for presentation, the presenter may request a full refund of the registration fee by contacting the AACR Meetings Department at


Individuals planning on presenting an abstract at this conference are encouraged to register and make a room reservation at the conference hotel as early as possible. If an abstract is not accepted for presentation at the conference, the presenter may request a full refund of the registration fee and may cancel his/her room reservation at no charge up to three days before the scheduled arrival date. For additional information, please visit the registration and accommodations and travel webpages.


Abstracts selected for presentation during the conference will be printed in the Conference Proceedings from submitted material. Every effort will be made to reproduce the content of the abstracts as submitted, except in certain circumstances where changes may be made to comply with AACR style. Abstract titles and authors will be posted on the AACR website before the conference begins (only titles and authors, no data will be posted online before or after the conference). For those abstracts that have been accepted for poster presentation, poster boards will be 4 feet high and 8 feet across (1.22m x 2.44m) and AACR will provide poster numbers and pushpins. See a sample poster layout. For programs that include short talks selected from the abstract submissions, instructions will be sent to the ABSTRACT PRESENTERS with the date, time and format for those presentations.


To encourage the participation of early-career scientists and to present the most current and innovative data, high-impact oral presentations of highly rated abstracts have been be selected by the Conference Co-Chairpersons and integrated into the program.


Once an abstract has been submitted, it may be withdrawn only by written request from the ABSTRACT PRESENTER. The request may be sent by fax to (215) 599-0111 or e-mail to and must be received at least 30 days prior to the start of the conference.