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AACR Announces Annual Meeting 2012 Press Conference Schedule

March 12, 2012
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PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research is pleased to announce the official press conference schedule for the AACR Annual Meeting 2012, held in Chicago, Ill. from March 31 – April 4.

Press conferences will be held at the Hyatt McCormick Conference Center, which is adjacent to the McCormick Place Conference Center. Attendance is limited to registered members of the media and pre-approved guests.

Press registration is free to qualified journalists and public information officers: www.aacr.org/PressRegistration. Reporters who are unable to attend the AACR Annual Meeting 2012 in person can participate in selected press conferences by calling (888) 647-7462. If calling from outside the United States or Canada, please dial (201) 604-0169.

The AACR will host the following press conferences. A full press kit with embargoed news releases and abstracts will be distributed on Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

Saturday, March 31:

“Late-breaking Clinical Trials”
1:30 p.m. CT
Room CC21 A/B/C
U.S./Canada: (888) 647-7462; International: (201) 604-0169

“Personalized Medicine: Late-breaking Science from AACR Journals”
4:00 p.m. CT
Room CC21 A/B/C
U.S./Canada: (888) 647-7462; International: (201) 604-0169

Sunday, April 1:

“Breast and Gynecological Cancers”
8:00 a.m. CT
Room CC21 A/B/C
U.S./Canada: (888) 647-7462; International: (201) 604-0169

“Stand Up To Cancer”
1:00 p.m. CT
Room CC10 A/B/C
Teleconference: Not available

Monday, April 2:

“Vaccines and Immunotherapy”
7:30 a.m. CT
Room CC21 A/B/C
U.S./Canada: (888) 647-7462; International: (201) 604-0169

“Genetic Screening”
11:00 a.m. CT
Room CC21 A/B/C
U.S./Canada: (888) 647-7462; International: (201) 604-0169

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Press registration for the AACR Annual Meeting 2012 is free to qualified journalists and public information officers: www.aacr.org/PressRegistration.

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About the AACR
Founded in 1907, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world’s first and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure cancer. AACR’s membership includes 34,000 laboratory, translational and clinical researchers; population scientists; other health care professionals; and cancer advocates residing in more than 90 countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise of the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, biology, diagnosis and treatment of cancer by annually convening more than 20 conferences and educational workshops, the largest of which is the AACR Annual Meeting with more than 18,000 attendees. In addition, the AACR publishes seven peer-reviewed scientific journals and a magazine for cancer survivors, patients and their caregivers. The AACR funds meritorious research directly as well as in cooperation with numerous cancer organizations. As the Scientific Partner of Stand Up To Cancer, the AACR provides expert peer review, grants administration and scientific oversight of individual and team science grants in cancer research that have the potential for patient benefit. The AACR actively communicates with legislators and policy makers about the value of cancer research and related biomedical science in saving lives from cancer.  

For more information about the AACR, visit www.AACR.org.

Media Contact:
Jeremy Moore
(215) 446-7109
Jeremy.Moore@aacr.org
In Chicago, March 31 – April 4:
(312) 528-8206

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