Commercial exhibits are introduced at the Annual Meeting.
The first AACR Newsletter is published.
CME is offered for the AACR Annual Meeting.
The Annual Meeting is held in a convention center (Houston, Texas) for the first time.
The Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards are established.
Women in Cancer Research (WICR) is launched.
The first AACR Special Conference is held: Gene Regulation and Oncogenes, Phillip A. Sharp, Chairperson.
AACR retains a firm to provide representation in Washington, D.C.
An Associate Member category for early-career scientists is established.
AACR headquarters moves to the Penn Mutual Tower, 6th and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia. A building fire causes a subsequent move.
The Association launches
Cell Growth & Differentiation, the first new AACR journal since
George F. Vande Woude, PhD (right) is the inaugural editor.
AACR headquarters moves to the Public Ledger Building, 6th and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia.
The inaugural AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention is presented to Pelayo Correa, MD (above right).
The first AACR Workshop, Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology, is held in Aspen, Colorado.
The first Joint Meeting of the Japanese Cancer Association and AACR is held.
The association launches its fourth journal, Clinical Cancer Research.
John Mendelsohn, MD (right), is the inaugural editor-in-chief.
AACR membership surpasses 10,000.
The Special Program for High School Students is launched at the Annual Meeting.
The first AACR website is launched.
Proceedings of the Annual Meeting is offered on CD-ROM.
The inaugural AACR-Joseph H. Burchenal Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cancer Research is presented to Samuel A. Wells Jr. (right).
The inaugural AACR-DeWitt S. Goodman Memorial Lecture is delivered by David J. Mangelsdorf. (The lectureship is suspended in 2005.)
AACR-Thomas J. Bardos Science Education Awards for Undergraduates are established (right).
The first Public Forum, Progress and New Hope in the Fight Against Cancer, is held.
The AACR Fund Development department is established.
The inaugural AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lecture is delivered by Frances M. Visco (right).
The inaugural Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research is presented to Anthony J. Pawson, PhD (right).
On September 25-26, AACR participates in "THE MARCH: Coming Together to Conquer Cancer," which culminates in a rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. THE MARCH Research Task Force Report is published in Cancer Research.
The inaugural Scientist↔Survivor Program takes place at the Annual Meeting, March 28-April 1.
Chemistry in Cancer Research Working Group is established.
The AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics is launched.
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