Pediatric Cancer Working Group at the Annual Meeting

The AACR Annual Meeting is an extraordinary venue that fosters scientific discussions and helps build bridges across various disciplines. All attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities presented at the meeting to learn about the latest advances in pediatric cancer research, attend sessions outside your own areas of expertise, and network with other scientists and clinicians.

PCWG Events at the AACR Annual Meeting 2018

Pediatric Cancer Working Group Town Hall Meeting and Networking Reception 
Sunday, April 15, 2018 
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. CT
McCormick Place Convention Center-South, Room S404
All Annual Meeting attendees are invited to participate in this special evening session hosted by the AACR PCWG. This session will include an interactive discussion on the current state of pediatric cancer data sharing. Specifically, this session will be designed to address existing limitations to pediatric cancer data sharing and explore opportunities to improve ongoing efforts to translate pediatric genomic data into improved targeted therapy approaches for various pediatric patient populations. A networking reception will take place following the program.

Crystal L. Mackall, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
Kimberly Stegmaier, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts

Jan Koster, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
"The R2 platform as ITCC-P4 solution for data analysis and data sharing"

Will Parsons, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
"NCI-COG Pediatric MATCH program"

Adam Shlien, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
"The Terry Fox PROFYLE project"

Samuel Volchenboum, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
"The Pediatric Cancer Research Data Commons project"

Pediatric Cancer Working Group Scientific Session:
Presentations from the NCI Pediatric Preclinical Testing Consortium and the ITCC Pediatric Preclinical Proof-of-Concept Program
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
1 - 3 p.m. CT
McCormick Place Convention Center-South, Room S404
This session will provide an overview of the NCI Pediatric Preclinical Testing Consortium (PPTC) and the ITCC Pediatric Preclinical Proof-of-Concept Program (P4). Additionally, leading members from both groups will present information on models within their platforms, the various agents being tested, and how these data can lead to potential opportunities for the development of new pediatric cancer therapies.

Malcolm A. Smith, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
“PPTC Overview”

Stefan M. Pfister, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
"ITCC-P4 Overview and Current Status”

John M. Maris, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  
“Genomic landscape of the Pediatric Preclinical Testing Consortium patient-derived xenograft tumor models”

Hubert N. Caron, Roche Applied Science, Basel, Switzerland
“Systematic target actionability reviews for pediatric solid tumors”

Peter J. Houghton, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
“Lessons from the PPTP”

Richard B. Lock, Children's Cancer Institute, Sydney, Australia
“Biomarker Discovery and Development”

Julia B. Schueler, Charles River Laboratories International, Inc., Wilmington, Massachusetts
“The single mouse trial: A preclinical platform feasible for drug screening, model characterization and translational biomarker development”

AACR Advocacy Partners Pavilion

The AACR Advocacy Partners Pavilion was introduced as a designated area where not-for-profit cancer patient advocacy organizations can educate annual meeting attendees and network among groups, patients, and health care professionals.

The 2018 AACR Advocacy Partners Pavilion will be located on the exhibit floor at McCormick Place Convention Center.

Sunday, April 15; 1 - 5 p.m.
Monday, April 16; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday April 17; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday, April 18; 9 a.m. - noon

Pediatric-focused partners:
Bear Necessities
Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy

Visit the AACR Annual Meeting homepage for more information about the meeting.

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