American Association for Cancer Research

Special Program for High School Students 2014

"The Conquest of Cancer and the Next Generation of Cancer Researchers"
AACR Annual Meeting 2014
San Diego, CA
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Exhibit showThe 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 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. This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce your students to careers in biomedical research and medicine.

This free session takes place during the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, which will attract more than 17,000 scientists from around the world to San Diego, CA, this April. This conference brings together cancer researchers from academia, government and industry who share the goal of reducing cancer incidence and mortality. The Special Program for High School Students allows teenagers to be a part of this important mission through a dynamic session featuring:

  • Engaging talks from researchers to help students better understand the disease of cancer and the latest breakthroughs in cancer prevention and therapies;
  • An inspirational talk from a young cancer survivor;
  • Mentor-escorted tours of the exhibit hall and poster presentations (including a look at the latest science and free giveaways);
  • A Q&A session that matches small groups of students with scientist mentors for one-on-one interactions;
  • A free networking lunch during which students can present their own research projects; and
  • Information on summer internships and career opportunities for high school students.

Coming soon 

Mentoring Opportunities
Visit our website to learn more about volunteering as a mentor for an upcoming special program for high school students.

Registration for this session is free. Please submit completed forms to as soon as possible to assure your spot. The advance deadline is February 7, 2014.

Registration for this event is always free.

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