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Annual Meeting 2021

Discovery Science Driving Clinical Breakthroughs

The AACR Annual Meeting is the most critically important cancer meeting in the world, as it brings together key stakeholders in all areas of cancer research to make connections, build collaborations, and explore and expand the frontiers of integrative cancer science and medicine. We wish to inform you that, after careful consideration of currently available information related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AACR Board of Directors has decided to convene the AACR Annual Meeting 2021 in a virtual format. This decision was made to prioritize the health and safety of attendees and the patients and communities they serve.

Please read the full statement and the FAQs.

Meeting Dates: The AACR Program Committee is currently working to reconfigure the scientific program to create an engaging virtual meeting experience. The AACR Annual Meeting 2021 will be held virtually from April 10-15 and May 17-21.


We will update this page with information about press events as details are confirmed.

Journalists must register for the meeting to receive embargoed meeting materials and other information from the AACR public relations team. Individuals registered as press agree to abide by all embargoes.

If you wish to cover the AACR Annual Meeting, please review our registration requirements and contact Kathleen Venango at [email protected] to register.

The AACR Public Relations team is here to assist you:   

Kathleen Venango, coordinator, public relations, [email protected] or 215-290-5408

Matthew Burns, manager, public relations, [email protected] or 610-618-0666

Julia Gunther, associate director, public relations, [email protected] or 770-403-7690

Rick Buck, senior director, communications and public relations, [email protected] or 856-562-5668.