On March 19, at the Business Meeting, the AACR's certificate of incorporation is adopted.
American Journal of Cancer ceases publication with the December issue. Editor-in-chief Francis Carter Wood writes a farewell editorial.
A registration fee of $3.00 is introduced for the Annual Meeting.
Hugh J. Creech (right) is appointed Secretary-Treasurer (chief administrator); he serves the AACR in that position until 1977.
The first AACR award, the G.H.A. Clowes Award, is presented to Renato Dulbecco (right), who presents the first award lecture.
The first position paper, "Guiding Principles in the Care and Use of Animals in Cancer Research," is published in
Cancer Research in response to proposed legislation.
The first woman president of the AACR, Thelma B. Dunn (right), is inducted.
The first history of the AACR is published in Cancer Research.
Triolo VA, Riegel IL. The American Association for Cancer Research, 1907-1940: Historical Review. Cancer Res. February 1961;21:137-67.
Triolo VA, Riegel IL. Postscripts to the history of the AACR. Cancer Res. December 1961;21:1595-6.
Cancer Research moves to publication by a commercial publisher (Williams & Wilkins, later Waverly Press).
1964-1981: Emerging Leadership in the Cancer Community