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AACR Annual Meeting 2021 to Feature Various Scientific Achievement Award Lectures During Week 2, May 17-21

All lectures will be available for on-demand viewing beginning May 17

PHILADELPHIA – The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will host Week 2 of the AACR Annual Meeting 2021 virtually May 17-21, 2021. In addition to education sessions, methods workshops, meet the expert sessions, professional advancement sessions, and scientific working group town hall meetings and networking sessions, the second week will feature nine award lectures from esteemed AACR scientific achievement award and lectureship recipients.

The following lectures will be made available for on-demand viewing at the beginning of Week 2:

  • AACR Team Science Award: On behalf of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation-Stand Up To Cancer Pediatric Cancer Dream Team, John M. Maris, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, will present the AACR Team Science Award lecture titled “St. Baldrick’s Foundation-Stand Up To Cancer Pediatric Cancer Dream Team overview and accomplishments.”
  • AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention: Award recipient Stephen J. Chanock, MD, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland, will present a lecture titled “The complexity of susceptibility to cancer: interplay between genes and environment.”
  • AACR-G.H.A. Clowes Award for Outstanding Basic Cancer Research: Award recipient Carol L. Prives, PhD, FAACR, Columbia University, New York, will present a lecture titled “Regulation of cancer cell life and death by p53, Mdm2 and MdmX.”
  • AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship: Award recipient Edith P. Mitchell, MD, MACP, FCPP, FRCP, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, will present a lecture titled “Improved survival but continued disparities in cancer: Planning the future with precision oncology but assessing the past through the rear-view mirror.”
  • AACR-Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship: Award recipient Mina J. Bissell, PhD, FAACR, E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, will present a lecture titled “Why don’t we get more cancer?”
  • AACR-Waun Ki Hong Award for Outstanding Achievement in Translational and Clinical Cancer Research: Award recipient Nima Sharifi, MD, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, will present a lecture titled “Predicting clinical outcomes from cellular metabolic phenotypes in prostate cancer and beyond.”
  • AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Lectureship: Award recipient Marsha A. Moses, PhD, Boston Children’s Hospital, will present a lecture titled “Rationally designed precision theranostics for cancer and its metastases.”
  • Distinguished Public Service Awards: Award recipient Charles L. Sawyers, MD, FAACR, will present his associated award lecture highlighting the AACR’s Project GENIE.

In addition to the 2021 AACR award recipients listed above, Cigall Kadoch, PhD, will present an award lecture for the 2020 AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Basic Cancer Research titled “Structure and function of mammalian SWI/SNF complexes in human cancer.”

If you previously attended Week 1 of the AACR Annual Meeting 2021, you can use your myAACR login information to view all on-demand lectures. Those registered for the meeting will find these on-demand lectures on the main AACR Annual Meeting 2021 event page. If not previously registered, journalists should request complimentary meeting registration from the AACR public relations team using the following form on the AACR website. Members of the media are invited to attend all Week 2 AACR Annual Meeting 2021 sessions. Please contact Kathleen Venango at [email protected] with any questions related to meeting registration.