American Association for Cancer Research

PCWG Programs and Initiatives

                    PCWG Special Conference

Pediatric Cancer at the Crossroads: Translating Discovery Into Improved Outcomes
November 3-6, 2013
Westin Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego, CA

Abstract submission deadline: Wednesday, August 28
Advance registration deadline: Thursday, September 26

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRPERSONS:
John M. Maris, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Stella M. Davies, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
James R. Downing, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Lee J. Helman, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
Michael B. Kastan, Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, NC

This AACR Special Conference will address the unique issues and challenges to investigating and effectively treating childhood cancers. The theme of this conference will be the translation of recent discoveries in the basic mechanisms of pediatric cancer into improved outcomes for patients. Sessions will include the most up-to-date findings on the developmental biology of pediatric malignancies, genetic predisposition to pediatric cancers, and pivotal clinical trials. Strategies for translating basic science findings into treatments with a clinical impact will be highlighted throughout the conference. This conference will bring together basic, clinical, and translational researchers in the field of pediatric cancer with expertise ranging from the most recent advances in the basic mechanisms of childhood cancers to the application of these findings in the clinical setting. It is expected that this new conference will provide a unique forum for discussions that will further the scientific and translational goals of the field.

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


SU2C-St. Baldrick’s Pediatric Cancer Dream Team

                 SU2C-St. Baldrick's dream team

Stand Up To Cancer and St. Baldrick’s Foundation will provide $14.5 million over a four-year period to fund translational pediatric cancer research projects poised to deliver near-term patient benefit through investigation by a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional, synergistic Dream Team of expert investigators.

View the AACR SU2C Dream Teams page for more information.

Visit the SU2C website to learn more about the Pediatric Cancer Dream Team.


AACR Annual Meeting/PCWG Program

View the PCWG program information for past and upcoming AACR Annual Meetings.