Scientist↔Survivor Program Materials
Below you will find materials relevant to the Scientist↔Survivor Program. If you should have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email [email protected].
Virtual Annual Meeting 2020
The AACR Annual Meeting program covers the latest discoveries across the spectrum of cancer research—from population science and prevention; to cancer biology, translational, and clinical studies; to survivorship and advocacy—and highlights the work of the best minds in research and medicine from institutions all over the world.
- Register for Virtual Annual Meeting
- Overview of SSP at Virtual Annual Meeting Slides
- Pre-Virtual Annual Meeting II Zoom Call (First half)
- Post-Virtual Annual Meeting II Zoom Call
- Online Meeting Planner
- Hashtag #AACR2020
The Post-Virtual Annual Meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 29 at 2:30 pm Please email [email protected] for log in details.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
- 11:15 am – 12:00 pm (EST): Presidential Address
- 12:00 – 12:30 pm (EST): NCI Director’s Address
- 2:45 – 2:30 pm (EST): Racism and Racial Inequities in Cancer
- 3:00 – 5:00 pm (EST): Minorities in Cancer Research Scientific Symposium: Health Inequities and Disparities in COVID-19 Pandemic and Impact on Cancer Care Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved
- 5:15 – 6:00 pm (EST): Distinguished Public Service Award – Patty Spears
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
- 12:45 – 1:30 pm (EST): Distinguished Public Service Award – Yoshi Majima, MPH
- 11:00 am – 1:15 pm (EST): COVID-19 and Cancer
- 4:00 – 6:00 pm (EST): Data Resources for Cancer Resource – Recognition of of the 2020 Team Science Award – Dr. Anna Barker
- Challenge Question #1: As you explore the AACR Virtual Annual Meeting you will see a number of presentations, symposia, posters, etc. on immunotherapy of cancer. Look carefully at the approaches and the results. Although immunotherapy has been pursued as a therapeutic strategy for cancer for years, it has only recently shown success in patients and become a significant “force” in treating cancer. What has changed to make immunotherapy an attractive option for some cancers? Which of the approaches do you think hold the most promise for patients? What in your opinion are the major problems?
- Challenge Question #2: We seem to talk about innovation in biomedical and cancer research – and the word is used across the cancer research community more commonly today than nearly any other. How much real innovation is there across the cancer research enterprise? As you explore and navigate the annual meeting – did you see real innovation (does not have to be technological); actually innovation may be coming from entirely unexpected sources. Share a few examples of what you saw/heard that were game-changing innovations that could impact cancer patients.
- Challenge Question #3: There are a number of new technologies and models across all of cancer research – e.g., imaging, nanotechnology, mathematical models, artificial intelligence, approaches from the physical sciences, and so much more. Identify some of these and share with the group which among them (and there can be a few) might bring real change to cancer research in a manner that will significantly benefit patients
- Challenge Question #4: This is the year that “big data” has arrived as a major driver of all things healthcare especially true for cancer. Its’ “omics”, imaging, electronic medical records, cohort studies, etc., and all of these data seek to more fundamentally understand and/or create new more effective interventions for cancer We have predicted for years that with increasing data would come a new era of cancer medicine – precision medicine. Is data the fundamental foundation for precision cancer medicine? How is precision medicine advancing in oncology – or is it? Look for examples of big data informing and advancing precision medicine – give a few examples that may be transformative for patients.
Below are a few articles suggested by researchers. Please check periodically as more articles will be added.
The AACR has a Facebook group dedicated to the advocates affiliated with AACR. It’s a place to share ideas, events, stories, or just ‘meetup’ with old friends. Join the group and don’t forget to introduce yourself.
Advocate Participation Evaluation
The evaluation link will be submitted on the last day of the meeting to all registered attendees.
Survivor and Patient Advocacy Survey
AACR is interested in hearing from our advocates about survivorship and how we can best support them in their advocacy work. Take a few minutes and complete the survey if you haven’t done so.
Last updated: 6/23/2020