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Abstract Submission DeadlineFriday, July 17, 2020, 12 p.m. ET

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

Log onto 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.

Once logged on, click “Abstracts” to be directed to the AACR Online Submission System. Click “View All Activities” to find the “2020 AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved” Abstracts where you can create your submission(s). Click the “Create Submissions” button to begin. Abstract submissions will only be accepted electronically; paper abstracts will not be accepted.

Only those abstracts that have been reviewed and selected by the Conference Chairs may be presented. 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 215-440-9300 or [email protected].


Analytical Methods
  • Administrative and Large-Scale Database Methods
  • Bioinformatics
  • Multilevel Analysis
  • Neighborhood Analysis
  • Statistical and Epidemiological Models

Behavioral and Social Science
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Substance Abuse
  • Bioethics
  • Cancer Communications
  • Community-based Interventions
  • Community-based Participatory Research
  • Decision Making
  • Diffusion and Dissemination Research
  • Genetic Testing and Counseling
  • Health Education
  • Psychoneuroimmunology and Related Factors
  • Recruitment/Retention/Adherence Research
  • Socioeconomic Influences
  • Stress
  • Violence and Crime
  • Other

  • Biomarkers in Cancer Surveillance and Screening
  • Biomarkers in Imaging
  • Biomarkers in Intervention Studies
  • Biomarkers of Premalignant Lesions
  • Biomarkers of Risk and Surrogate Endpoints
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Novel Technologies
  • Other

Cancer Treatment and Outcomes
  • Drug Design, Discovery, and Delivery
  • Late Effects/Survivorship
  • Mechanisms of Drug Action
  • Palliative Care and Pain Management
  • Pharmacology, Pharmacogenetics, and Pharmacogenomics
  • Proteomics, Chemogenomics, and Chemoinformatics
  • Quality of Life
  • Second Cancers
  • Other

  • Animal Models of Carcinogenesis
  • Carcinogen Activation and Carcinogen-Detoxifying Enzymes
  • DNA Damage and Repair Mechanisms
  • Environmental and Radiation Carcinogenesis
  • Mutagenesis, Oxidative Stress, and Carcinogenesis
  • Predictive Assays for Carcinogenicity
  • Stress Response and Allostatic Load
  • Tumor Promotion and Progression
  • Other

Cell, Molecular, and Tumor Biology
  • Angiogenesis and Invasion
  • Cancer Genetics/Gene Expression
  • Cell Growth Signaling Pathways
  • DNA Methylation/Epigenetics, and Chromatin Regulation
  • Oncogenes/Tumor Suppressor Genes
  • Viral Oncogenesis and Mechanisms
  • Other

Epidemiology, Lifestyle, and Genetics
  • Behavioral Epidemiology
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Exercise and Prevention
  • Familial and Genetic Epidemiology
  • General Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Neighborhood Factors
  • Obesity, Metabolism, and Cancer
  • Physical Activity and Energy Balance
  • Race, Admixture, and Ethnicity
  • Stress
  • Tobacco and Cancer
  • Other Risk Factors
  • Other

Health Economics, Outcomes, and Policy Research
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Health Economics, Policy, and Outcomes
  • Treatment Factors and Outcomes

Organ Site Research
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gynecological Cancers
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pediatric Cancers
  • Other Organ Sites

Prevention Research
  • Clinical Prevention Trials
  • Preclinical Prevention Studies
  • Prevention Behaviors
  • Screening and Early Detection
  • Vaccines and Immunoprevention


All individuals listed as ABSTRACT PRESENTERS will be notified of acceptance or rejection by email approximately six 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].


Abstracts selected for presentation during the conference will be printed in the Conference Proceedings from submitted material. Every effort will be made to reproduce the content of the abstracts as submitted, except in certain circumstances where changes may be made to comply with AACR style. Abstract titles and authors will be posted on the AACR website before the conference begins (only titles and authors; no data will be posted online before the conference). For those abstracts that have been accepted for poster presentation, poster boards will be 4 feet high and 8 feet across (1.22m x 2.44m) and the AACR will provide poster numbers and pushpins. See a sample poster layout. For programs that include short talks selected from the abstract submissions, instructions will be sent to the ABSTRACT PRESENTERS with the date, time, and format for those presentations.


Individuals planning on presenting an abstract at this conference are encouraged to register as early as possible. If an abstract is not accepted for presentation at the conference, the presenter may request a full refund of the registration fee. For additional information, please visit the registration webpage.


Once an abstract has been submitted, it may be withdrawn only by written request from the ABSTRACT PRESENTER. The request may be emailed to [email protected] and must be received at least 30 days prior to the start of the conference.