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American Association for Cancer Research to Host 2018 Annual Meeting in Chicago, April 14-18

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will be hosting its 109th Annual Meeting, April 14-18, 2018, at McCormick Place North/South in Chicago, Illinois.

The AACR Annual Meeting has an anticipated attendance of more than 22,000 scientists, clinicians, advocates, and other attendees from around the world. With this year’s theme, “Driving Innovative Cancer Science to Patient Care,” the scientific program includes an outstanding roster of world-class speakers, hundreds of invited talks, and more than 6,000 proffered papers. Presentations at the AACR Annual Meeting will span the entire field of cancer research, highlighting basic, translational, and clinical research on important topics such as immunotherapy, targeted therapy, artificial intelligence, liquid biopsy, early detection, cancer interception, prevention, and survivorship. This year’s meeting also features a robust science policy and regulatory track as well as new cancer health disparities sessions.

The AACR press program will feature high-impact science that strengthens our understanding of cancer, as well as clinical trial results that highlight new treatment options and promise for cancer patients. The press conference schedule will be released in the next few weeks.

View the meeting program.

Registration is complimentary for credentialed news media. Members of the media can register by contacting Julia Gunther at julia.gunther@aacr.org or 215-446-6896. Hotel information can be found on the AACR’s website.

Reporters planning to cover remotely should register so that they receive all relevant communications sent out by the AACR Department of Communications and Public Relations before and during the meeting.

Public information officers at medical institutes and cancer centers (limit two PIOs per institution) can also register by contacting Julia Gunther.

Those following on social media can join the conversation on Twitter at #AACR18.

This year’s press program will be managed by Julia Gunther, assistant director, media and public relations, julia.gunther@aacr.org or 215-446-6896; Rachel Salis-Silverman, director, public relations, rachel.silverman@aacr.org or 215-446-7159; and Rick Buck, senior director, communications and public relations, rick.buck@aacr.org or 215-446-7162.