AACR Annual Meeting 2016

Press Coverage and Social Media

Making National Headlines
The AACR is the authoritative resource and voice for cancer research, and the AACR Annual Meeting garners the best in national and international news coverage. The AACR Annual Meeting 2015, with 166 registered reporters, showcased an incredible mix of innovative clinical, translational, and basic research and generated a record amount of top-tier news coverage in media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNBC, Time, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Reuters, Yahoo, and Bloomberg, among many others. The meeting was also covered globally, with news stories appearing in outlets in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, India, Israel, Japan, Nigeria, Spain, and Sweden.

For more information on the AACR Annual Meeting press program, please contact Julia Gunther at or Jeff Molter at

Trending on Social Media
The AACR Annual Meeting 2015 also generated significant
social buzz in the cancer research world. Social media highlights

  • 4,245 people joined the conversation on Twitter
  • 19,176 tweets sent
  • A total of 78,079,120 impressions, a record amount for the meeting

In addition, the AACR partnered with ABC News and Richard
Besser, MD, to host a Twitter chat in conjunction with our Annual
Meeting on the topic of breakthroughs in cancer research. For the
first time, the chat was also live-streamed on Periscope.

Press Registration
Registration is complimentary for credentialed news media and public information officers at medical institutes and cancer centers. Members of the media can register by contacting Lauren Riley at or 215-446-7155.


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