American Association for Cancer Research

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

"The Conquest of Cancer and the Next Generation of Cancer Researchers"
11th Annual AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research
Hilton Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Engaging talksThe AACR Special Program for High School Students: "The Conquest of Cancer and the Next Generation of Cancer Researchers," is a free and exciting day of networking with leading cancer scientists from around the world.

The Special Program for High School Students took place during the 11th Annual AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research. Each year this session 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. Thanks to our 100 student participants, dedicated educators and volunteer mentors for making this session such an inspiring day!

The 2012 session included:

  • Engaging talks from researchers to help students better understand the disease of cancer and what young people should know about cancer prevention;
  • An inspirational talk from a cancer survivor/patient advocate;
  • A Q&A session that matches small groups of students with scientist-mentors for one-on-one interaction;
  • A free networking lunch during which students presented their own research projects; and
  • Information on summer internships and career opportunities for high school students.

Poster session

Registration

For those who are interested in participating in this event during the AACR Annual Meeting 2013 in Washington, D.C., registration materials will be available starting in December 2012.

Registration for this event is free and all high school students and their teachers are welcome.

With any questions, please email scienceeducation@aacr.org or call toll-free (866) 423-3965.

 

Session Program

Registration     9:30 a.m.   10:00 a.m.
       
Welcome and Introduction 10:00 a.m. 10:10 a.m.
Ernest T. Hawk, M.D., M.P.H.    
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
       
Understanding Cancer  10:10 a.m. 10:40 a.m.
William G. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D.    
Johns Hopkins Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
       
Keys to Cancer Prevention 10:40 a.m. 11:10 a.m.
Cheryl Lyn Walker, Ph.D.      
Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Houston, TX
       
Message from a Cancer Survivor 11:10 a.m. 11:25 a.m.
Virginia R. Hetrick, Ph.D.      
Patient Advocate, Los Angeles, CA    
       
Why Cancer Prevention Research Needs You! 11:25 a.m. 11:55 a.m.
Steven M. Dubinett, M.D.      
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 
       
Break 11:55 a.m. 12:15 a.m.
       
Networking Lunch with Mentors 12:15 p.m. 1:45 p.m.
       
Closing Remarks and Evaluations 1:45 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
       
Departure 2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m.