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AACR to Host Annual Cancer Prevention Conference

November 1, 2010

• Conference held Nov. 7-10, 2010, at the Philadelphia Convention Center.
• Press conference on Nov. 8 will focus on chemoprevention.
• Press conference on Nov. 9 will highlight research in women’s health.

PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research will host its Ninth Annual Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference Nov. 7-10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

Experts estimate that nearly half of all cancers can be prevented based on what we know about smoking cessation, healthy lifestyles and the emerging science of chemoprevention. This annual international conference is a one-of-a-kind meeting that draws hundreds of physicians, scientists and other health professionals.

The AACR Communications Department will host two media events:

On Monday, Nov. 8, at 12:30 p.m. ET, Scott Lippman, M.D., editor-in-chief of Cancer Prevention Research and professor and chair in the department of thoracic head and neck medical oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will host a press conference entitled, “The Emerging Science of Chemoprevention.”

This press conference will be held in room 203A of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Reporters who cannot attend in person can participate using the following information:

Dial-in (U.S. and Canada): (888) 282-7404
Dial-in (International):
(706) 679-5207
Access Code: 18308727

On Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 12:00 p.m. ET, Judy E. Garber, M.D., M.P.H., president-elect of the American Association for Cancer Research and leader of the Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will host a press conference called, “Cancer Prevention For Women.”

This press conference will be held in room 203A of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Reporters who cannot attend in person can participate using the following information:

Dial-in (U.S. and Canada):
(888) 282-7404
Dial-in (International): (706) 679-5207
Access Code: 18308730

All press releases from this conference will be posted to the Public & Media area of the AACR website.

In addition to these media events, the AACR Communications Department will also be conducting video interviews with select speakers. These video podcasts will be posted to the AACR website and can be accessed through the following link: http://www.aacr.org/page23016.aspx

To receive complimentary press registration for the Ninth Annual AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, use the following link: http://www.aacr.org/page22843.aspx

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The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer. Founded in 1907, the AACR is the world’s oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research. The membership includes 32,000 basic, translational and clinical researchers; health care professionals; and cancer survivors and advocates in the United States and more than 90 other countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise from the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer through high-quality scientific and educational programs. It funds innovative, meritorious research grants, research fellowships and career development awards. The AACR Annual Meeting attracts more than 18,000 participants who share the latest discoveries and developments in the field. Special conferences throughout the year present novel data across a wide variety of topics in cancer research, treatment and patient care. Including Cancer Discovery, the AACR publishes seven major peer-reviewed journals: Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research; Molecular Cancer Therapeutics; Molecular Cancer Research; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention; and Cancer Prevention Research. AACR journals represented 20 percent of the market share of total citations in 2009. The AACR also publishes CR, a magazine for cancer survivors and their families, patient advocates, physicians and scientists.

Media Contact:

Jeremy Moore

(267) 646-0557

jeremy.moore@aacr.org

Press Room, Nov. 7-10:

(215) 418-2076

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