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AACR Special Conference: Targeting RAS

January 7-10, 2022
Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Extended Abstract Submission DeadlineThursday, November 4, 2021, 11:59 a.m. ET

Conference Cochairs

Mariano Barbacid, Spanish National Cancer Center (CNIO), Madrid, Spain
Dafna Bar-Sagi, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, New York
Frank McCormick, University of California San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco, California
Deborah K. Morrison, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland

Despite 40+ years of research on RAS genes – which drive growth in about one-third of all cancers – the cancer and biomedical research field is just starting to peel away the label of RAS as an “undruggable target.”  The prognosis for many patients with RAS mutations (KRAS, NRAS, HRAS) continues to be poor, but incremental recent progress shows some promise in decreasing the clinical burden across several disease sites. Given the prominent role of RAS in so many human cancers, a comprehensive and in-depth forum for all constituents interested in RAS research is necessary to expand our knowledge of both the basic research pushing the field forward and the exciting potential for clinical application that translational science is advancing. This conference will cover a range of the topics including drug targeting, immunotherapy, metabolism, RASopathies, RAS structure and function, signaling networks, and several talks on RAS disease sites and opportunities to learn from these different diseases.

Please note that this meeting will take place as an in-person event in Lake Buena Vista and will not live-stream content for virtual participation. The meeting content will be captured and made available as an on-demand program after the meeting. Please see the REGISTRATION page for details.