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AACR Hosts 101st Annual Meeting 2010 in Washington, D.C.

April 13, 2010

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Scientific breakthroughs in molecular targeting, translational cancer research and cancer prevention will take center stage when more than 17,000 scientists from around the world gather at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, April 17-21, for the AACR 101st Annual Meeting 2010.

“We are now entering our second century of Annual Meetings and I believe we will have the ability to control this disease in the near term,” said Tyler Jacks, Ph.D., president of the American Association for Cancer Research and director of the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“This does not mean that we will cure all diseases, but cancer patients will experience significantly longer survival, including those with the most devastating diagnosis, as we implement the new approaches we’re discovering today,” he said.

The theme of the AACR 101st Annual Meeting 2010 is “Conquering Cancer Through Discovery Research,” and scientists from many disciplines will present approximately 6,300 abstracts in all aspects of cancer. This year’s Annual Meeting will feature an expanded number of plenary sessions where new, exciting information will be presented on familiar topics like cancer genetics, but also new arenas like small RNAs, nanotechnology and systems biology, according to Jacks.

To help guide coverage of the conference, the AACR Communications Department has planned several press conferences and will be issuing press releases on highlighted studies throughout the meeting.

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Download interviews with cancer researchers and recordings of the teleconferences by subscribing to the AACR Scientific Podcasts via iTunes or an RSS Reader.

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 30,000 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 fellowship and career development awards. The AACR Annual Meeting attracts more than 17,000 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. The AACR publishes six major peer-reviewed journals: Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research; Molecular Cancer Therapeutics; Molecular Cancer Research; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention; and Cancer Prevention Research. The AACR also publishes CR, a magazine for cancer survivors and their families, patient advocates, physicians and scientists. CR provides a forum for sharing essential, evidence-based information and perspectives on progress in cancer research, survivorship and advocacy.

Media Contact:
Jeremy Moore
(267) 646-0557
jeremy.moore@aacr.org
In Washington, D.C.
April 17-21:
(202) 249-4098

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