AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics

​General Information


Lead Supporter:   

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Conference Supporters:



Professional Educational Grants:

​Boehringer Ingelheim
​Pfizer ​Takeda Oncology


Assistance for Attendees with Disabilities
This AACR-NCI-EORTC conference is accessible to all registrants. Attendees with special requirements for transportation, hotel accommodations, or other facilities associated with the conference should notify the AACR in advance when registering or by emailing

Career Mentoring Session
Sponsored by Women in Cancer Research (WICR)
November 7, 2015
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

This session has been designed for graduate students, medical students and residents, and clinical and postdoctoral fellows. Following a keynote address, attendees will meet, network, and learn from many of the leading senior scientists in cancer research. Topics include careers in industry, writing a CV, careers in translational research, mentoring and supervising, and many more. Although all conference attendees are invited to attend this session, it is geared toward early-career female investigators.

Only conference registrants may participate in this session. Onsite registration will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Seating is limited. Contact with any questions and to learn more about Women in Cancer Research (WICR).

Members of the national and international media depend on the AACR-NCI-EORTC Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics conference to provide the most up-to-date information on drug development in oncology. At this year’s conference, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Communications and Public Relations Department will be conducting a press program and staffing a press room. Reporters and PIOs from medical centers who are interested in registering for the conference should contact Lauren Riley at The AACR does not release media lists, but will make available company-sponsored press releases on abstract presentations in the press room. For more information on the Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics press program contact Jeff Molter at 267-210-3965 or, Julia Gunther at 215-446-6896 or, or Lauren Riley at 215-446-7155 or

The conference will be held at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center (the Hynes Convention Center), located in Boston’s Back Bay area. The Center is conveniently located close to public transportation for easy access by Boston’s “T” subway system and commuter rails. In many ways, the Hynes Convention Center is a city within a city. The Hynes is connected to not one, but two major retail complexes—Prudential Center and Copley Place—that contain just about everything attendees need during the conference. Fast food, fine dining, sundries, personal services, and world-class shopping - all under one roof. Attendees can experience Boston without ever worrying about the weather! Enter the Prudential Center through the Hynes South Lobby. Turn right for the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Starbucks, dining, and business center. A left turn leads to the Prudential Center, home to an extensive food court and fine dining, as well as boutiques and shops including Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor.

Boston attractions provide more compelling things to see and do than any other convention city in North America. From America’s history found along the Freedom Trail to world-famous museums and international cuisine. The Theater District, located only minutes from the Hynes Center, hosts Broadway plays and musicals. Jazz clubs, dance clubs, comedy clubs, and improv theaters add to the entertainment scene. And for those who consider shopping to be the ultimate entertainment, Boston offers the boutiques of Newbury Street and the shops at Quincy Market.

Code of Conduct, Policies, and Procedures
The AACR-NCI-EORTC Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics conference brings together an estimated 3,000 academics,
scientists, and pharmaceutical industry representatives from across the globe to discuss innovations in drug development, target
selection, and the impact of new discoveries in molecular biology. In order for all participants to have the opportunity to gain
the most benefit from this conference, the AACR is committed to providing a safe and secure environment. Please review the
following Code of Conduct, Policies, and Procedures for Conference Participants. By registering for the 2015 AACR-NCI-EORTC Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics conference, you agree to the following terms:

  • The AACR prohibits intimidating, threatening, or harassing conduct of any kind during this program. This applies to all participants – attendees, presenters, exhibitors, staff, vendors, etc.
  • The AACR is committed to a safe, hospitable, and productive environment for all participants of this program, regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • The AACR expects all participants to communicate professionally and constructively, handling dissent and disagreement with courtesy, dignity, and an open mind, being respectful when providing feedback and being open to alternate points of view.
  • Children under 12 years of age are not permitted in any scientific session, poster session, the exhibit hall, or any official event taking place at this program at any time. Children cannot be left unattended or unsupervised in the convention center.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off or placed on “silent” mode before entering a session. Participants should step out of session rooms to make calls or send emails or texts as the back lighting on electronic devices is distracting to other participants.
  • Use of photographic or other recording or transmission devices is strictly prohibited in all sessions (lecture and poster) without the express permission of the presenter. This is disruptive to other attendees and discourteous to speakers, who may be presenting unpublished data.
  • The AACR expects participants to share information about this program responsibly and clearly distinguish individual opinion from fact.
  • A professional photographer and videographer will be on site to document conference events and activities between November 3 and November 10, 2015. Photographs and video footage are the sole property of AACR. By registering for and attending these events, attendees understand that AACR may use their likenesses for future promotional purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed, please notify the photographer and/or videographer on site.
  • Participants must obey all applicable laws and regulations of the relevant government authorities while attending this program.
  • Participants must comply with all applicable safety guidelines related to the conference venue.
  • If a session room becomes too crowded, the AACR asks you to follow instructions provided by the AACR staff, Convention Center staff, or security. Instructions may include not standing against the walls, not blocking the aisles or doors, or being denied entry if the room becomes too crowded. The AACR and all participants are obligated to abide by the guidelines established by the Fire Marshal in the Convention Center. If a room reaches full capacity and there is not full cooperation, the Fire Marshall has the authority to delay or terminate the conference.
  • The AACR, Levy Catering, Boston Sheraton Hotel, and the Hynes Convention Center encourage responsible drinking for those drinking alcohol. Beer and wine will be offered at some official events throughout this program. Alcohol will not be served to anyone under the age of 21. Alcoholic beverages are allowed in specific areas and must not be taken out of these areas.