​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 2019 was held in Atlanta, Georgia, March 29-April 3.

AACR Annual Meeting 2019 Webcasts Available

It was great to see so many TME members and those from other fields of cancer research recently at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia! To view webcasts from this major event, see here. We look forward to seeing many of you at next year's Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, April 24-29, 2020.

These TME events were scheduled during the Annual Meeting:

TME Town Hall Meeting and Reception 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 6 - 8 p.m.
Georgia World Congress Center
Building A, Room A315-316
Topic: Tumor Microenvironment regulation of cancer progression and therapeutic response

Chairperson: Yibin Kang, PhD, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Chairperson-elect: Sheila A. Stewart, DPhil, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

This event provided an opportunity for all interested attendees to hear insights on this stimulating topic from our colleagues involved in TME research. Presenters included Drs. Neeraja Sathyamoorthy (NCI); Candace L. Kerr (NIA/NIH); Mara H. Sherman (Oregon Health and Scence University); Derek A. Wainwright (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine); Qing Chen (The Wistar Institute); and Michel DuPage (University of California at Berkeley). In addition, TME research's "rising stars" also presented: Drs. Supreet Agarwal (NCI) and Ekrem Emrah Er (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center). Guests learned about other important TME initiatives, met members of the working group and steering committee, and had the opportunity to join the TME Working Group. A networking reception followed the program. See more photos.

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

Monday, April 1, 2019; 6 - 8 p.m.
Georgia World Congress Center
Building A, Room A311-312
Topic: Immune cells in formation of metastatic niche

The chairpersons of the Cancer Immunology (CIMM) and the Tumor Microenvironment (TME) Working Groups jointly organized this stimulating program so that all attendees could hear the perspective of leaders in the field. See more photos.

Dmitry I. Gabrilovich, MD, PhD, The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (CIMM chairperson)
Yibin Kang, PhD, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey (TME chairperson)


Rosandra N. Kaplan, MD, Head, Tumor Microenvironment Section, Pediatric Oncology Branch, CCR, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Harnessing immune plasticity in the metastatic niche

Ilaria Malanchi, PhD, Group Leader, Tumour Host Interactions Laboratory, The Francis Crick Institute, London, United Kingdom
Metastases subvert host tissue stemness program

Mario P. Colombo, PhD, Director, Department of Research, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
Extracellular Matrix-Myeloid cells cross-regulation influence the metastatic niche

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

For all AACR Annual Meeting 2019 sessions, visit the Annual Meeting 2019 online planner. Also, visit the AACR Annual Meeting 2019 homepage for more logistical information.

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