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AACR Conference to Focus on Prevention, Management of Cancer in Women

November 1, 2010

• Cancer affects one in three women in the United States.
• Media conference to focus on new research that affects women.

PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research will host a media forum focusing on new advancements in the prevention and patient management of cancer among women. This forum will be held here as part of the AACR’s Ninth Annual Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, which is Nov. 7-10, 2010.

“Cancer affects one in three women in the United States, and even as we understand more about potential treatments, the best strategy remains preventing cancer in the first place,” said Judy E. Garber, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and president-elect of the AACR.

“The needs of women are unique in this area, and the American Association for Cancer Research is at the forefront of the search for answers,” she added.

The media forum will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at 12:00 p.m. ET 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): 1-888-282-7404
• Dial-in (International): 1-706-679-5207
• Access Code: 18308730

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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
Press Room, Nov. 7-10:
(215) 418-2076

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