​TME at the Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting is an extraordinary venue that fosters scientific discussions and helps build bridges across various disciplines. We encourage all meeting attendees to take advantage of the opportunities presented at the meeting to learn about the latest breakthroughs in the tumor microenvironment, attend sessions outside your own areas of expertise and network with other scientists and clinicians interested in all areas of cancer research.

The AACR Annual Meeting 2020 will be held in San Diego, California, April 24-29, 2020.

These TME events are scheduled during the Annual Meeting:

TME Town Hall Meeting and Reception 

Systemic effects of the tumor microenvironment
Sunday, April 26, 2020, 6 - 8 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center
room to be announced

Sheila A. Stewart, DPhil, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri (TME chairperson 2019-2020)
Theresa A. Guise, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana (TME chairperson 2020-2021)


Kurt Weiss, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and
Rebecca Watters, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Advocacy and Cancer Research in Pittsburgh: Building Bridges Between Patients and Scientists

Swarnali Acharyya, PhD, Columbia University, New York, New York
Systemic effects of metastasis: impact on skeletal muscle

Xiang (Shawn) Zhang, PhD, Baylor University College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
One microenvironment does not fit all: intertumoral variability of systemic effects and its impact on immunotherapies

Presentations by Early-career Investigators (still to be confirmed)

Joint Cancer Immunology (CIMM) / Tumor Microenvironment (TME) Working Groups Evening Scientific Session 

TME sculpting of the immune response: How do we leverage it to kill tumor cells?
Monday, April 27, 2020; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center
room to be announced

The chairpersons of the Cancer Immunology (CIMM) and the Tumor Microenvironment (TME) Working Groups jointly organize a stimulating program so that all attendees can benefit by the perspective of leaders in the field. 

Weiping Zou, MD, PhD, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan (CIMM chairperson)
Sheila A. Stewart, DPhil, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri (TME chairperson)

Douglas T. Fearon, MD, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory/Weill Cornell Medical College, Cold Spring Harbor, New York
Transglutaminase-2 assembles a CXCL12-coat on pancreatic cancer cells to resist immune attack

Costas A. Lyssiotis, PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Metabolic Networks in the Tumor Microenvironment

Ellen Puré, PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Penn Vet Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Impact of Fibroblast Activation Protein on Metastasis

Ruth Scherz-Shouval, PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Transcriptional heterogeneity in breast cancer associated fibroblasts

For all TME-related sessions, visit the TME-specific online planner when available. Please note that the list may not be all-inclusive of the TME-related sessions offered.

For all AACR Annual Meeting 2020 sessions, see the Annual Meeting 2020 online planner when available. Also, visit the AACR Annual Meeting 2020 homepage for more logistical information.

Additionally, remember to check the Cancer Immunology Working Group webpage for other sessions of interest.