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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. After careful consideration of currently available information related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AACR Board of Directors 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 Date: The first week of the AACR Annual Meeting 2021 took place April 10-15. The second week will be held virtually May 17-21.


The AACR Annual Meeting 2021 press program included a virtual press conference featuring five newsworthy studies from the Annual Meeting. The AACR also issued news releases on 10 additional abstracts. A recording of the press conference and all news releases are now available.

Press Registration for the AACR Annual meeting 2021

Journalists who wish to cover the AACR Annual Meeting 2021 can still register for complimentary access to archived posters and sessions from Week 1, as well as sessions and other content to be presented during Week 2. Week 2 will feature education sessions, methods workshops, meet the expert sessions, and professional advancement sessions. Please review our registration requirements and submit the online form to register.

Journalists who registered for the AACR Annual Meeting 2021: Week 1 do not need to re-register for Week 2.

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.