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AACR Timeline—A New Era of Expansion: 1982-1999
( Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc) below left) is appointed executive director (CEO), in addition to her positions as managing editor and publisher.
Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc)
John A. Montgomery
The inaugural Bruce F. Cain Memorial Award is presented to John A. Montgomery ( above right). The final Cain Award is presented in 2006. The offices of Cancer Research and AACR Inc., are consolidated at the Fels Institute, Temple University, Philadelphia, the first official AACR headquarters. 1983
Commercial exhibits are introduced at the Annual Meeting. The first AACR Newsletter is published. CME is offered for the AACR Annual Meeting. 1985
Women in Cancer Research (WICR) is launched. The first AACR Special Conference is held: Gene Regulation and Oncogenes, Phillip A. Sharp, Chairperson. AACR retains a firm to provide representation in Washington, D.C. An Associate Member category for early-career scientists is established. AACR headquarters moves to the Penn Mutual Tower, 6th and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia. A building fire causes a subsequent move. 1989
AACR membership surpasses 5,000.
George F. Fande Woude, PhD 1990
The Association launches , the first new AACR journal since Cell Growth & Differentiation Cancer Research. George F. Vande Woude, PhD ( right) is the inaugural editor. AACR headquarters moves to the Public Ledger Building, 6th and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia. 1991
Pelayo Correa, MD 1992
The inaugural AACR-Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award is presented to Benjamin G. Neel, MD, PhD. The Elion award is now a career development grant. 1994
The AACR and ASCO cease holding Annual Meetings back-to-back in the same location. 1995
The association launches its fourth journal, . Clinical Cancer Research John Mendelsohn, MD ( below) is the inaugural editor-in-chief.
John Mendelsohn, MD
AACR membership surpasses 10,000. 1996
Thomas Bardos 1998
On September 25-26, AACR participates in “THE MARCH: Coming Together to Conquer Cancer,” which culminates in a rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. THE MARCH Research Task Force Report is published in Cancer Research. 1999
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