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Advancing Your Career in Cancer Research

Wednesday, May 19, 11:45 am-1:45 pm ET

Organized by AACR Science Education and Career Advancement Committee, Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) Council, Women in Cancer Research (WICR) Council, and Associate Member Council (AMC), we are pleased to offer this highly interactive Professional Advancement session in which experienced AACR members will share their views on different career opportunities in cancer research with interested early-career scientists. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with AACR members who have extensive experience and insight into the various career opportunities available to the next generation of researchers. The ability to have personal discussions with experts will enhance the knowledge base of young scientists and will provide them with potential opportunities for the next steps in their careers.


Registration opening soon!

To register, login to myAACR and select “Applications/Awards” across the top menu bar. After you click on Applications/Awards, select “View All Activities”, search for “2021 Advancing Your Career in Cancer Research” and click on the application link to select the distinguished cancer investigators with whom they would like to meet. Pairings will be made on a first-come, first-served basis, and participants will have the opportunity to meet with two (2) senior investigators during the session. If the senior investigator selected is no longer available, you will be paired with another outstanding senior investigator.

Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions.

Pre-Registration is required and exclusively to AACR Virtual Annual Meeting 2021 registrants.


Session Co-Chairs:

Kathleen W. Scotto, PhD, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Steven M. Dubinett, MD, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California

Jedd D. Wolchok, MD, PhD, Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 

The session will focus on informal breakout discussions between the mentors and the participants. There will be 15 distinguished cancer research mentors from either academia, industry, or government. The mentors will accommodate approximately nine attendees at varying career levels/stages. The participants are invited to informally speak with a round-table mentor for approximately a half-hour. After the first half-hour, attendees will be provided the opportunity to change tables/mentors and continue networking. The mentors will generally network, answer questions related to professional development in the basic, clinical, translational, and population cancer research fields and provide advice regarding the future of cancer research.