​​Special Program for High School Students

The Conquest of Cancer and the Next Generation of Cancer Researchers

High School Student PosterThe AACR is committed to the education and training of the next generation of able and dedicated cancer researchers and to facilitating and nurturing their careers in cancer research or cancer-related biomedical science. The leadership of the AACR feels strongly that it is important to stimulate excitement and enthusiasm about cancer research at an early stage when young science students are making career decisions. 

The Special Program for High School Students 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. Thanks to our sponsor, Aflac, for supporting this mission. 

The session will include:

  • Lectures from distinguished scientists as well as a moving talk from a survivor battling cancer;
  • Information on internships and career opportunities; and
  • A complimentary lunchtime reception which includes student poster presentations, informal networking with cancer scientists, and information about summer internships.

Join us in the global conquest of cancer. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to learn about cancer research and careers in biomedical research and medicine. The session is free, but space is limited.

The next Special Program for High School Students will take place as part of:

11th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved
New Orleans, Louisiana
Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

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Recent Programs

AACR Special Program for High School Students: May is National Cancer Research Month 2018
Photo1_320.jpgAACR was proud to welcome students from the George Washington Carver High School for Engineering and Science in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to participate in a day of learning in recognition of National Cancer Research Month. Students participated in lectures that focused on the complexities of cancer, research career pathways, and learned about the history of AACR and the role it has played in the research community.