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​​​​​​​​​Current ​MEG Announcements

Reserve your Epidemiology Consortium Meeting Space Now at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia

MEG is now accepting applications from epidemiology consortia for meeting space at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019. A meeting room will be available, free-of-charge, during the off-hours of the meeting, beginning Saturday, March 30 through Tuesday, April 2 from 5 - 10 p.m. (meeting must end at 10 p.m.). The exception is that the room will be unavailable during the MEG Town Hall Meeting and Reception, Monday, April 1, 2019, 6:30-8 p.m. Should one wish to schedule after the MEG Town Hall on April 1, the room will become available again at 8:30 p.m. Learn more details. We look forward to receiving your request. DEADLINE for applications is Friday, March 8, 2019!

MEG events at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019

Stimulating programs are planned at the MEG events being held during the AACR Annual Meeting, and be sure to check out the MEG-specific online planner! Read more information on the AACR Annual Meeting 2019 website. The MEG Steering Committee looks forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

Sign-up now for the AACR Career Fair at the Annual Meeting 2019!

Employers and researchers, don't miss this great opportunity to meet potential career prospects in a confidential and stimulating setting at the AACR Cancer and Biomedical Research Career Fair on Saturday, March 30, 2019, 9 - 3 p.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Researchers: Upload your CV/resume on CancerCareers.org, apply for jobs, and plan to attend this event.

Employers, the 15 percent discount for the membership working groups for job posting is still an active coupon in CancerCareers.org for exhibiting at the Career Fair. Contact the AACR staff for details at careerfair@aacr.org.

MEG Membership Dues support the annual MEG Scholar-in-Training Awards

MEG members, did you know that the MEG annual membership dues help to support the three MEG Scholar-in-Training Awards (known as 'SITAs') presented during the AACR Annual Meeting each year? Learn more about this award and the 2018 recipients. Thank you for your continued support to early-career scientists.

Request for Proposals for Genome-wide Investigation of Late-effects Using the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) Cohort

The Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) is an NCI-funded resource for the study of long-term survivors of cancer diagnosed during childhood and adolescence. Learn the details regarding the cohort.

Members of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute and CCSS investigators collaborated to conduct a genome-wide association study, initially intended to study the role of genetic susceptibility in the development of subsequent neoplasms as well as first primary childhood cancers using samples from the CCSS Biorepository. Genotyping was conducted for 5739 childhood cancer survivors diagnosed 1970-1986 (5324 are of European ancestry) using the Illumina HumanOmni5Exome microarray, with over 4.1 million loci passing quality control thresholds (based on locus and sample missing rates, sample heterozygosity, and sex discrepancies).
 
The CCSS leadership is now broadening the scope of this initiative to study the role of genetic susceptibility in the development of non-malignant, treatment-related outcomes in cancer survivors. Accordingly, CCSS is announcing a request for proposals to collaborate with CCSS and NCI investigators in the use of existing genome-wide association study (GWAS) data and corresponding outcomes-related data to address innovative research questions relating to potential genetic contributions to risk for non-malignant treatment-related outcomes. Requests will be accepted on an ongoing basis and will be reviewed three times per year, in February, June, and October (cut-off for receipt of applications February 1, June 1, October 1). 
Learn more details regarding the application process as well as the application for data access.

From the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute

The Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program in NCI’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences invites AACR-MEG members to register for upcoming webinars.

To learn more about the EGRP's webinar series, visit the SeqSPACE Upcoming Topics and Speakers webpage.

MEG Members Receive an Additional 5 Percent Discount on CEBP Accepted Manuscripts

MEG members receive a special 5 percent discount for publication fees only (not AuthorChoice) for articles accepted in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (CEBP). This is in addition to the 5 percent discount given to all AACR members. Thus, MEG members receive a total discount of 10 percent. Just use the code "MEGAO2019" when receiving notification from the CEBP staff about author billing. See the information for authors for CEBP submissions. We look forward to receiving your submission.

CancerCareers Discounts Available

Be sure to check out www.cancercareers.org for career opportunities. MEG members now receive a 15 percent discount for all employment postings. Use the code MEGAD when submitting your advertisement to receive this special rate. You can also sign-up for job alerts and refine a job search by a specific research area, i.e. epidemiology; prevention. Look on the right side of the website for these options.

To submit an announcement for consideration, please note:

Employment opportunities should be sent to cancercareers.org for posting consideration on that website. Please refer all questions regarding employment posting to
Custom​erService@CancerCareers.org.

Postings of a non-employment nature may still be sent to meg@aacr.org for review and possible future posting on the MEG Announcements.

Best regards from everyone at the AACR, and sincere appreciation for your
AACR-MEG Membership.