American Association for Cancer Research

2010 AACR Special Program for High School Students

"The Conquest of Cancer and the Next Generation of Cancer Researchers"
AACR 101st Annual Meeting 2010
Washington, D.C.
Networking Lunch

The AACR is committed to increasing the number of students pursuing careers in science and cancer research, and to the increased participation of students from underrepresented minority groups. 

The Special Program for High School Students at our largest annual event, the AACR Annual Meeting, promotes interactions between senior cancer scientists and promising students, in order to facilitate the contributions of these students to scientific research and the conquest of cancer.

In 2010, over 215 students from the Washington, D.C., area participated in the Special Program for High School Students at the AACR 101st Annual Meeting 2010.  The free day of learning included:Mentor-guided tour of exhibits and posters

  • Lectures from distinguished scientists, as well as a moving talk from a young cancer survivor;
  • Mentor-escorted tours of the Annual Meeting's scientific exhibits and posters; and
  • A complimentary lunchtime reception, including student poster presentations and information about summer internships

We would like to thank our excellent invited speakers for participating in the 2010 session program:

Welcome and Introduction  
Dr. Stewart Sell, Wadsworth Ctr.-NY State Dept. of Health, Albany, NY

Understanding Cancer
Dr. Donald S. Coffey, Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Keys to Cancer Prevention
Dr. Beverly D. Lyn-Cook, FDA- National Center for Toxicological Research, Jefferson, AR

Message from a Cancer Survivor
Joshua Sommer, Chordoma Foundation, Greensboro, NC

Why Cancer Research Needs You
Prof. Frances R. Balkwill, via teleconference from the Barts and the London School of Med. and Dent., London, England

Special thanks to The Abbott Fund, supporter of the 2010 High School Education Program

2010 Program

Interested in participating next year? The Special Program for High School Students will take place during select Special Conferences in 2010 and 2011, as well as during the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2010 in Orlando, FL, April 2-6, 2011. Check back for more information, or e-mail