American Association for Cancer Research

Special Program for High School Students at Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research

AACR Special Program for High School Students:
"The Conquest of Cancer and the Next Generation of Cancer Researchers"
10th Annual AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research
Boston, MA

Monday, October 24, 2011
9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Room 162AB, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Networking Lunch
The special program for high school students at this special conference promotes interactions between senior cancer scientists and high school science students and teachers. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to introduce your students to careers in biomedical research and medicine. 



This free day of learning features:

  • Engaging talks from researchers to help students better understand the disease of cancer and what science knows about cancer prevention;
  • An inspirational talk from a young cancer survivor;
  • 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!

Advance Registration Deadline: Monday, October 10
There is no cost to attend this session and lunch will be provided. Advance registration was required, and the registration period is now closed.


Welcome and Introduction
Electra D. Paskett, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

9:30 am

9:45 am

Understanding Cancer
Victoria L. Seewaldt, M.D.
Duke University Medical Center

9:45 am 

10:15 am 

Keys to Cancer Prevention
Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, Ph.D.
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center 

10:15 am



10:45 am

Message from a Cancer Survivor
Carol Matyka, advocate
National Breast Cancer Coalition

        10:45 am    -    11:15 am

Why Cancer Prevention Research Needs You!
Luz Maria Rodriguez, M.D.
Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute

        11:15 am    -    11:45 am

Transition to Networking Lunch

        11:45 am


   12:00 pm

Networking Lunch
Introduction of Mentors

12:00 pm

1:30 pm

Closing Remarks & Evaluations
Electra D. Paskett, Ph.D., M.P.H.

1:30 pm 

1:45 pm


AACR Members are invited to serve as mentors for this program. Join us by completing the Mentor Interest Form (Adobe Acrobat Reader required) or email us at

Please contact us or call toll-free (866) 423-3965.