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"
Ninth Annual AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research
Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center
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 this special conference 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 free day of learning included:

  • Informative lectures from prominent cancer prevention researchers
  • An inspirational talk from a cancer survivor
  • A Q&A session that matched small groups of students with scientist mentors
  • A free networking lunch during which students presented their own research projects

Questions?
Please e-mail scienceeducation@aacr.org or call toll-free (866) 423-3965.

Session Program
Thank you to all speakers, mentors, students, and teachers for making this program such a success!

Welcome and Introduction
Kathleen Scotto, Ph.D.
UMDNJ-The Cancer Inst. of New Jersey, Newark, NJ

Understanding Cancer and the Keys to Cancer Prevention
Katrina Armstrong, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Message from a Cancer Survivor
Glynis Rhodes
American Association for Cancer Research, Philadelphia, PA

Why Cancer Prevention Research Needs You!
Jessica Faupel-Badger, Ph.D., M.P.H.
National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD

Networking Lunch
Introduction of Mentors and Student Presenters

Student Poster Presentations

Closing Remarks & Evaluations