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Please Note: All session times for the AACR Virtual Meeting: COVID-19 and Cancer are U.S. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Abstract Submission DeadlineMonday, December 21, 2020, 12 p.m. EST

Individuals interested in submitting an abstract for presentation during the conference must do so through the AACR Online Submission System below.

Log in to myAACR. If you are an AACR member, please use your AACR username and password. If you have forgotten either, you can look it up on the website by entering your Member ID. For non-AACR members, you will need to create a free myAACR account to submit your abstract.

Note: This is free and the account is not for membership to the AACR, only to submit your abstract.

Please be sure to carefully check your abstract for content errors, spelling, names, etc. before submitting. The AACR does not proofread for or correct spelling, typographical, grammatical, or scientific errors, nor can changes be made once the abstract is submitted. If you have any questions or experience any problems, please contact AACR Abstract Support at [email protected].


  • Artificial intelligence and data science
  • Cancer drug repurposing to treat COVID-19
  • Cancer prevention and early detection during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Continuity of cancer care
  • COVID-19 diagnostics development
  • COVID-19 immunology and pathogenesis
  • COVID-19 long-term effects and impact on cancer survivorship
  • COVID-19 vaccine development
  • Clinical trials; trials in progress
  • Critical care of COVID-19 in cancer patients
  • Effects of cancer treatments on COVID-19
  • Epidemiology and registries of COVID-19 and cancer
  • Health inequities and disparities in the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Intersection of the biology of SARS-CoV-2 and cancer
  • New agent development for COVID-19
  • Risk factors and comorbidities resulting in adverse outcomes for cancer patients with COVID-19
  • Science and public policy related to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Other


Only those abstracts that have been reviewed and selected by the Meeting Program Committee may be presented. Details on the length and format of the presentations will be provided to individuals noted as ABSTRACT PRESENTERS of accepted abstracts.


Accepted abstracts will be published as an online-only Proceedings supplement to an AACR journal after the completion of the meeting.


All individuals listed as ABSTRACT PRESENTERS will be notified of acceptance or rejection by email approximately three (3) weeks after the abstract submission deadline. Notices and instructions will be sent to the email address provided at the time of abstract submission. If an abstract is not selected for presentation, the presenter may request a full refund of the registration fee by contacting the AACR Meetings Department at [email protected].


Virtual posters are 5-minute pre-recorded video files that will be available on-demand to attendees throughout the conference. Videos can be created using PowerPoint or Keynote with audio enabled to allow you to narrate your slideshow.


ABSTRACT PRESENTERS of accepted abstracts are required to register for the meeting at the corresponding member or nonmember rate. If an abstract is not accepted for presentation at the meeting, the ABSTRACT PRESENTER may request a full refund of the registration fee


Once an abstract has been submitted, it may be withdrawn only by written request from the ABSTRACT PRESENTER. Withdrawal requests must be emailed to [email protected] by Thursday, January 21, 2021.