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American Association for Cancer Research to Host Annual Meeting in San Diego, April 5-9, 2014

March 17, 2014
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SAN DIEGO – The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will showcase newsworthy research on clinical trials, epidemiology, immunology, epigenetics, laboratory science, and translational medicine at its Annual Meeting, April 5-9.  

“This meeting is the most important venue for hearing the latest breakthroughs in cancer research both in the laboratory and in the clinic,” said AACR President Charles Sawyers, M.D., investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and chair of the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Watch the AACR Annual Meeting 2014 video announcement.

The meeting will draw more than 18,000 scientists, clinicians, advocates, and others to discuss advances in the field of cancer science. Members of the media can register using this form.

Press conferences will be held at the following times:

  • Sunday, April 6, 2014, 7:30 a.m. PT
  • Monday, April 7, 2014, 7:30 a.m. PT
  • Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 7:30 a.m. PT

Content of these press conferences will include developmental drugs for metastatic breast cancer, new experiments in immunotherapy, and innovative strategies for hematologic malignancies. AACR press conferences will also feature updated results of the I-SPY trial, and scientific findings that elucidate why key drugs work in some patients but not others.

The press room will be located in room 15A of the San Diego Convention Center and will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 5 to Tuesday, April 8, and 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday, April 9. The press room is a fully functioning office with computers, printers, wireless internet access, and refreshments.

Those following on social media can join the conversation on Twitter at #AACR14.

For more information, contact Jeremy Moore at 215-446-7109 or

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