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Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research

Twelfth Annual AACR International Conference on
Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research
October 27-30, 2013   
Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center
National Harbor, MD
Paul J. Limburg, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN

Carolyn R. Aldigé, Prevent Cancer Foundation, Alexandria, VA
Howard H. Bailey, University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center, Madison, WI
James R. Cerhan, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
Margie Lee Clapper, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
Phillip A. Dennis, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Dan A. Dixon, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
Zigang Dong, University of Minnesota Hormel Institute, Austin, MN
Susan M. Gapstur, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA
Ernest T. Hawk, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Stephen S. Hecht, University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center, Minneapolis, MN
Janusz A. Jankowski, University of Oxford, Leicester, UK
Scott J. Leischow, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ
Shuji Ogino, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Thomas A. Sellers, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, FL
Patricia A. Thompson, University of Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, AZ
Asad Umar, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD
Graham W. Warren, Hollings Cancer Center Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

The AACR’s annual conference on cancer prevention research brings together scientists from a broad spectrum of fields, including basic, clinical, epidemiologic and behavioral research. Join us in National Harbor, MD, located minutes from Washington, D.C., to learn about the latest findings in the field and the opportunities they present for decreasing the worldwide burden of cancer and bringing prevention and early detection to the public. The theme of this year’s conference is Accelerating Discovery, Translation and Application.

View the full conference program on the AACR Meetings & Workshops calendar.


NIH Launches Blog on Behavioral and Social Sciences Research 


The National Institutes of Health's Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) recently launched The Connector, a new blog featuring OBSSR Director Dr. Robert M. Kaplan’s commentary in the Director's ConnectionThe Connector will also feature articles and media from the events OBSSR hosts or attends, relevant funding announcements and resource links.

Dr. Kaplan’s blog will explore a broad range of topics such as mHealth, systems science, dissemination and implementation research and the NIH Toolbox. It will also explore achieving better population health through improved dissemination of evidence-based interventions.

The Connector, which was launched in January 2013, also features podcasts and videos of conversations with engaging behavioral and social science researchers.

Behavioral and social sciences research is a critical part of NIH’s mission to improve public health. Visit NIH's Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research for more information.