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Cancer Research Catalyst Blog: AACR Annual Report, Organization History, and News from the Annual Meeting165815/10/2016 6:16:01 PMhttp://www.aacr.org/Newsroom/Lists/Media Advisories/AllItems.aspx71False2016-05-10T04:00:00Z<div class="ExternalClass01730C8610254E06A9EAED264E47132A"><p>​<a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/"><em>Cancer Research Catalyst</em></a>, the blog of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), <a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/aacr-releases-annual-report/">features a post </a>about our recently released 2015 Annual Report. Titled, “<a href="http&#58;//annualreport.aacr.org/">Bringing Cancer Discoveries to Patients</a>,” we hope you find this useful.</p><p>Additionally, Eileen Glanton Loftus, AACR senior writer and editor, <a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/interactive-timeline-celebrates-history-of-the-american-association-for-cancer-research/">presents a timeline </a>outlining the history of AACR from its founding in 1907 to its involvement in the forefront of cancer science in the 21st century. </p><p>Marci Landsmann, <a href="http&#58;//www.cancertodaymag.org/Pages/default.aspx"><em>Cancer Today </em></a>editor, <a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/cancer-crescent-city-aacr-hosts-community-event-talk-cancer-louisiana/">provides a post </a>about the AACR community event, “Progress and Promise Against Cancer,” which was held at the Louisiana Cancer Research Center in New Orleans during the AACR Annual Meeting 2016. </p><p>In another post, Landsmann <a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/aacr-annual-meeting-2016-research-prevention-affordable-care-act/">reports </a>on a panel discussion held at the Annual Meeting on the Affordable Care Act and its effects on research and prevention. </p><p>These posts are part of the continuing mission of <a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/"><em>Cancer Research Catalyst</em> </a>to further accelerate the growth and spread of knowledge about cancer, while providing helpful and interesting information to AACR members and the public. </p><p>Visit the <a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/"><em>Cancer Research Catalyst </em>blog </a>and subscribe. </p><p>Editor’s Note&#58; Media are welcome to freely repost and use excerpts, the infographics, or the video pieces. Please cite the source and link to <a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/">blog.aacr.org</a>&#58; “Originally posted on <a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/"><em>Cancer Research Catalyst</em></a>, the official blog of the American Association for Cancer Research.”</p></div>
AACR to Partner With ABC News on Cancer Research Twitter Chat April 19160164/12/2016 1:12:13 PMhttp://www.aacr.org/Newsroom/Lists/Media Advisories/AllItems.aspx70False2016-04-12T12:00:00Z<div class="ExternalClassCF692BB1FDBC416589696F1A27546097"><p>​PHILADELPHIA — American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) leaders will be tweeting live during the ABC News Twitter chat “Accelerating Progress Against Cancer” on Tuesday, April 19, noon CT/1 p.m. ET, about the latest advances in cancer research, including immunotherapy and genomics. The cancer research Twitter chat will be moderated by ABC News Medical Editor Richard Besser, MD, and will also be streamed live via Facebook Live on the AACR Facebook page. </p><p>The chat will be conducted during the AACR’s Annual Meeting, where the latest and most exciting basic, translational, and clinical discoveries in cancer research are presented to nearly 20,000 attendees.</p><p>Scott Armstrong, MD, PhD, program chair of the AACR Annual Meeting 2016, will be among the AACR leaders tweeting during the chat. The National Cancer Institute and <em><a href="http&#58;//media.ne.cision.com/l/rzhnnuit/www.cancertodaymag.org/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Cancer Today</a></em>, the quarterly magazine for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers published by the AACR, will be participating in the conversation as well. Cancer centers, patient advocates, patient advocacy groups, and the media are also welcome to join.</p><ul><li>Follow the chat on Twitter and join in&#58; <a href="https&#58;//wpyadmin.ne.cision.com/l/rzhnnuit/twitter.com/hashtag/abcdrbchat" target="_blank">#abcDrBchat</a>.</li><li>Follow the AACR on Twitter&#58; <a href="https&#58;//wpyadmin.ne.cision.com/l/rzhnnuit/twitter.com/AACR" target="_blank">@AACR</a>.</li><li>Follow the AACR Annual Meeting conversation on Twitter&#58; <a href="https&#58;//wpyadmin.ne.cision.com/l/rzhnnuit/twitter.com/hashtag/aacr16" target="_blank">#AACR16</a>.</li><li>Watch the Facebook Live stream on the AACR Facebook page&#58; <a href="http&#58;//www.facebook.com/aacr.org" target="_blank">http&#58;//www.facebook.com/aacr.org</a>.<br></li></ul><p><br></p></div>
American Association for Cancer Research to Host Annual Meeting in New Orleans, April 16-20, 2016158664/4/2016 8:07:12 PMhttp://www.aacr.org/Newsroom/Lists/Media Advisories/AllItems.aspx69False2016-04-04T20:00:00Z<div class="ExternalClassE14E6F67C8664B2F8A40926DFCA422FD"><p>​PHILADELPHIA – The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will be hosting its <a href="/Meetings/Pages/MeetingDetail.aspx?EventItemID=63&amp;DetailItemID=224">Annual Meeting</a>, April 16-20, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.<br><br>View the meeting program <a href="/Meetings/Pages/MeetingDetail.aspx?EventItemID=63&amp;DetailItemID=364">here</a>. The program (including the titles of abstracts scheduled for presentation) can now be browsed and searched through the <a href="http&#58;//www.abstractsonline.com/plan/start.aspx?mkey=%7b1D10D749-4B6A-4AB3-BCD4-F80FB1922267%7d" target="_blank">online itinerary planner</a>.<br><br>The meeting will draw approximately 19,000 scientists, clinicians, advocates, and others to discuss advances in the field of cancer science. The multidisciplinary program will include an outstanding roster of speakers, hundreds of invited talks, and more than 6,000 proffered papers. <br><br>The press room will be located in Room 350-351 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130). The press room is a fully functioning office with computers, printers, wireless internet access, and refreshments. <br><br><strong>Press Registration and Additional Information About the AACR Annual Meeting 2016</strong><br><br>Registration for the AACR Annual Meeting 2016 is complimentary for credentialed news media. Members of the media can register by contacting <a href="mailto&#58;mailto&#58;lauren.riley@aacr.org">Lauren Riley</a> or 215-446-7155.<br><br>Press conferences will be held in Room 348-349 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center at the following dates and times&#58;<br></p><ul><li>Sunday, April 17, 12&#58;15 p.m. CT</li><li>Monday, April 18, 8&#58;30 a.m. CT</li><li>Tuesday, April 19, 8&#58;30 a.m. CT</li></ul><p>A press program with details about press conferences will be sent in advance of the meeting.<br><br>Public information officers at medical institutes and cancer centers can also register by contacting Riley.<br><br>Those following on social media can join the conversation on Twitter at <a href="https&#58;//twitter.com/hashtag/AACR16" target="_blank">#AACR16</a>.<br><br>For more information, contact </p><p><a href="mailto&#58;mailto&#58;lauren.riley@aacr.org">Lauren Riley</a> or 215-446-7155, <a href="mailto&#58;mailto&#58;julia.gunther@aacr.org">Julia Gunther</a> or 215-446-6896, <a href="mailto&#58;mailto&#58;lauren.walens@aacr.org">Lauren Walens</a> or 215-446-7163, or <a href="mailto&#58;mailto&#58;jeff.molter@aacr.org">Jeff Molter</a> or 267-210-3965.<br><br><strong>AACR to Partner With ABC News on Cancer Research Twitter Chat April 19</strong><br><br>Several AACR leaders will be tweeting live during the ABC News Twitter chat Tuesday, April 19, noon CT/1 p.m. ET. The cancer research Twitter chat will be moderated by ABC News Medical Editor Richard Besser, MD. &#160;<br><br>Cancer centers, patient advocates, and patient advocacy groups are welcome to join the chat.<br><br>Follow the conversation on Twitter and join in&#58; <a href="https&#58;//twitter.com/search?q=%23abcDrBchat" target="_blank">#abcDrBchat</a>. <br>Follow the AACR on Twitter&#58; <a href="http&#58;//www.twitter.com/aacr" target="_blank">@AACR</a>.<br></p></div>
Vice President Joe Biden To Deliver Remarks at the AACR Annual Meeting 2016158384/1/2016 1:20:21 PMhttp://www.aacr.org/Newsroom/Lists/Media Advisories/AllItems.aspx68False2016-03-31T04:00:00ZRemarks Will Be Live Web Streamed<div class="ExternalClassD2926C483AD14E15A113861502776638"><p>NEW ORLEANS — The American Association for Cancer Research is pleased to announce that Vice President Joe Biden will deliver remarks on Wednesday, April 20, during the <a href="/Meetings/Pages/MeetingDetail.aspx?EventItemID=63" target="_blank">AACR Annual Meeting</a> &quot;Highlights 2016&#58; Vision for the Future&quot; Plenary Session, which will also be available via live webcast. The AACR Annual Meeting brings together the greatest minds in cancer research and will convene nearly 20,000 stakeholders from research, health care, academia, industry, government, and advocacy, all dedicated to propelling cancer research forward.</p><p>Vice President Biden will address the broader cancer research community, which will include a large segment of laboratory, translational, and clinical researchers; population scientists; other health care professionals; and patient advocates who are members of the AACR, as well as a national and international audience via the webcast.</p><p>Hosting Biden at the AACR Annual Meeting 2016 builds upon the AACR's thought leadership in this national effort to cure cancer. Prior to the announcement of the vice president's cancer initiative, 15 distinguished AACR leaders and members representing 10 medical institutions and nine states met with Biden's staff to discuss areas of considerable promise in cancer research including precision medicine, immunotherapy, and potential collaboration around big data, citing AACR's Project GENIE as an example. Shortly thereafter, Biden invited the AACR's president and two past presidents to provide their thoughts and guidance at a special session, &quot;Cancer Moonshot&#58; A Call to Action,&quot; at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Since then, Biden has continued to meet with AACR members as he tours cancer centers throughout the U.S.</p><p><strong>When&#58;</strong> Wednesday, April 20, 2016</p><p><strong>Where&#58; </strong>Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana</p><p><em>Additional details to follow. </em></p></div>
Cancer Research Catalyst Blog: What to Expect at the 2016 AACR Annual Meeting155493/8/2016 7:23:38 PMhttp://www.aacr.org/Newsroom/Lists/Media Advisories/AllItems.aspx66False2016-03-08T05:00:00Z<div class="ExternalClass35BB2B9BD2DF48A6B37E4C3ADC3CB13F"><p>​<em><a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/" target="_blank">Cancer Research Catalyst</a></em>, the blog of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), features an <a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/meet-the-chairs-scott-armstrong/" target="_blank">interview and video</a> with Scott Armstrong, MD, PhD, program chair of our upcoming meeting, to be held April 16-20 in New Orleans.<br><br>Armstrong gives a preview of the cancer science and key breakthroughs in the field that attendees can expect to hear about at this year’s meeting. <br><br>For more information about the meeting, including how to register as a member of the press, click <a href="/Newsroom/Pages/Media-Advisory-Detail.aspx?ItemID=64">here</a>. <br><br>Visit the blog at http&#58;//blog.aacr.org and subscribe. <br><br>Editor’s Note&#58; Media are welcome to freely repost and use excerpts, infographics, or video pieces of our blog. Please link to <a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/">blog.aacr.org</a> and cite the source&#58; “Originally posted on <em><a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/" target="_blank">Cancer Research Catalyst</a></em>, the official blog of the American Association for Cancer Research.”<br></p></div>
National Cancer Institute Leader and Florida Congressional Representatives Speak at Cancer Forum Hosted by the American Association for Cancer Research and Moffitt Cancer Center149112/29/2016 5:04:48 PMhttp://www.aacr.org/Newsroom/Lists/Media Advisories/AllItems.aspx65False2016-02-29T16:10:00Z**Live Web Stream Available**<div class="ExternalClass9FFFCEAD2F9546A5BB9538DBDCC2CD42"><p>​PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and <a target="_blank" href="http&#58;//www.moffitt.org/">Moffitt Cancer Center</a>, with support from U.S. Representatives Gus Bilirakis and Kathy Castor, the <a target="_blank" href="http&#58;//www.aaci-cancer.org/">Association of American Cancer Institutes</a>, and featuring <a target="_blank" href="http&#58;//www.cancer.gov/">National Cancer Institute</a> (NCI) Acting Director Douglas R. Lowy, MD, will host a forum March 7, 2016, at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. <br></p><p><strong>WHAT</strong>&#58; Cancer Research Policy Forum&#58; Progress, Promise and Challenges in the Era of Precision Medicine will describe how federally funded research is contributing to the groundbreaking cancer research happening at institutions across the United States and specifically at Moffitt. A group of expert panelists will discuss progress being made in cancer research and treatment, the importance of robust and predictable increases in funding for the National Institutes of Health, as well as special initiatives such as the national cancer initiative to be led by Vice President Joe Biden, and the Obama administration’s Precision Medicine Initiative.<br>A question and answer session will follow the program.<br></p><p><strong>WHEN</strong>&#58; Monday, March 7, 10-11&#58;30 a.m.<br><br><strong>WHERE</strong>&#58; Moffitt Cancer Center, Vincent Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612<br><br><a href="https&#58;//www.surveymonkey.com/r/JXNL8JH" target="_blank">Register for live web stream.</a><br></p><p>Featured Speakers&#58;<br>•&#160;&#160; &#160;<a target="_blank" href="https&#58;//ccr.cancer.gov/Laboratory-of-Cellular-Oncology/douglas-r-lowy">Douglas R. Lowy</a>, MD, acting director, NCI<br>•&#160;&#160; &#160;<a target="_blank" href="https&#58;//bilirakis.house.gov/">U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis</a> (R), representative, 12th congressional district of Florida<br>•&#160;&#160; &#160;<a target="_blank" href="http&#58;//castor.house.gov/">U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor</a> (D), representative 14th congressional district of Florida<br>•&#160;&#160; <a target="_blank" href="/AdvocacyPolicy/GovernmentAffairs/Pages/contact-us---science-policy--government-affairs___EF0C4F.aspx">&#160;Jon Retzlaff</a>, MBA, MPA, managing director, AACR Office of Science Policy and Government Affairs <br>•&#160;&#160; <a target="_blank" href="https&#58;//moffitt.org/providers/william-dalton/">&#160;William S. Dalton</a>, PhD, MD, CEO, M2Gen, and chair, AACR Science Policy and Government Affairs Committee<br>•&#160;&#160; &#160;Jacqueline Smith, melanoma cancer survivor treated at Moffitt Cancer Center<br>•&#160;&#160; &#160;<a target="_blank" href="https&#58;//www.moffitt.org/providers/alan-list/">Alan F. List</a>, MD, president and CEO, Moffitt Cancer Center&#160;&#160; &#160;<br>•&#160;&#160; &#160;<a target="_blank" href="https&#58;//www.moffitt.org/about-moffitt/executive-leadership/thomas-sellers-phd-mph/">Thomas A. Sellers</a>, PhD, MPH,&#160; director, Moffitt Cancer Center<br><br>Media Contacts&#58; &#160;<br>American Association for Cancer Research<br>Rachel Salis-Silverman<br>215-446-7159 (office)<br>267-970-3685 (cell)<br><a target="_blank" href="mailto&#58;Rachel.Silverman@aacr.org">Rachel.Silverman@aacr.org</a> <br></p><p>Moffitt Cancer Center<br>Kim Polacek<br>813-745-7408<br><a target="_blank" href="mailto&#58;Kim.Polacek@Moffitt.org">Kim.Polacek@Moffitt.org</a>&#160; </p></div>
American Association for Cancer Research to Host Annual Meeting in New Orleans, April 16-20, 2016153802/23/2016 9:37:24 PMhttp://www.aacr.org/Newsroom/Lists/Media Advisories/AllItems.aspx64False2016-02-23T14:30:00Z<div class="ExternalClass4A9D9BCF510945A9BD2B7AF797ED68E5"><p>PHILADELPHIA – The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will be hosting its Annual Meeting, April 16-20, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.</p><p>The <a href="/Meetings/Pages/MeetingDetail.aspx?EventItemID=63&amp;DetailItemID=364">meeting program</a> (including the titles of abstracts scheduled for presentation) can now be browsed and searched through the <a href="http&#58;//www.abstractsonline.com/plan/start.aspx?mkey=%7b1D10D749-4B6A-4AB3-BCD4-F80FB1922267%7d" target="_blank">online itinerary planner</a>.</p><p>The meeting will draw approximately 19,000 scientists, clinicians, advocates, and others to discuss advances in the field of cancer science. The multidisciplinary program will include an outstanding roster of speakers, hundreds of invited talks, and more than 6,000 proffered papers. </p><p>Registration is complimentary for credentialed news media. Members of the media can register by contacting Lauren Riley at <a href="mailto&#58;lauren.riley@aacr.org">lauren.riley@aacr.org</a> or 215-446-7155.</p><p>A press program with details about press conferences will be forthcoming.</p><p>Public information officers at medical institutes and cancer centers can also register by contacting Riley.</p><p>The press room will be located in room 350-351 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130). The press room is a fully functioning office with computers, printers, wireless internet access, and refreshments. </p><p>Those following on social media can join the conversation on Twitter at <a href="https&#58;//twitter.com/hashtag/AACR16" target="_blank">#AACR16</a>.</p><p>For more information, contact Lauren Riley at <a href="mailto&#58;lauren.riley@aacr.org">lauren.riley@aacr.org</a> or 215-446-7155, Julia Gunther at <a href="mailto&#58;julia.gunther@aacr.org">julia.gunther@aacr.org</a> or 215-446-6896, Lauren Walens at <a href="mailto&#58;lauren.walens@aacr.org">lauren.walens@aacr.org</a> or 215-446-7163, or Jeff Molter at <a href="mailto&#58;jeff.molter@aacr.org">jeff.molter@aacr.org</a> or 267-210-3965.</p></div>
Cancer Research Catalyst Blog: 2016 Forecast on Cancer Research and Treatment Advances151301/28/2016 7:08:38 PMhttp://www.aacr.org/Newsroom/Lists/Media Advisories/AllItems.aspx62False2016-01-28T19:00:00Z<div class="ExternalClass16E77726CB344765B9478F93ACD75610"><p><a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/" target="_blank"><em>Cancer Research Catalyst</em></a>, the blog of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), <a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/experts-forecast-cancer-prevention-and-treatment-advances-in-2016/" target="_blank">features a post</a> from cancer experts in the areas of cancer precision medicine, immunotherapy, and prevention on potential advances in cancer research in 2016, particularly in light of the recent developments from the Obama administration’s focus on ending cancer as we know it and President Barack Obama’s cancer task force formed today. </p><p>Srivani Ravoori, PhD, AACR senior science writer, spoke with Suzanne Topalian, MD, of Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center; David Solit, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; and Fergus Couch, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic, who shared their predictions for cancer immunology, precision medicine, and prevention.</p><p>These posts are part of the continuing mission of <em>Cancer Research Catalyst</em> to further accelerate the growth and spread of knowledge about cancer, while providing helpful and interesting information to AACR members and the public. </p><p><a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/" target="_blank">Visit the blog</a> and subscribe. </p><p><em>Editor’s Note&#58; Media are welcome to freely repost and use excerpts, the infographics, or the video pieces. Please cite the source and link to </em><a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/" target="_blank"><em>blog.aacr.org</em></a><em>&#58; “Originally posted on </em>Cancer Research Catalyst<em>, the official blog of the American Association for Cancer Research.”</em></p></div>
Cancer Research Catalyst Blog: Technology's Role in Fighting Cancer and Progress in Ovarian Cancer150761/28/2016 7:08:08 PMhttp://www.aacr.org/Newsroom/Lists/Media Advisories/AllItems.aspx61False2016-01-25T19:00:00Z<div class="ExternalClassB99D972D54AB430F9C9DE41C60CBD052"><p><a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/" target="_blank"><em>Cancer Research Catalyst</em></a>, the blog of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), <a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/with-push-to-advance-cancer-research-technology-plays-vital-role-in-vice-president-bidens-cancer-initiative/" target="_blank">features a post</a> on the benefits and challenges associated with big-data initiatives that aim to pool information from cancer patients worldwide. The post includes details on AACR Project GENIE, the AACR’s data-sharing project that Vice President Joe Biden lauded in his opening remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week. </p><p>In addition, Eileen Glanton Loftus, AACR senior writer and editor, interviewed Franco Muggia, MD, senior medical oncologist at the NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center, for <a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/ovarian_cancer_unique_challenges_and_opportunities_for_progress/" target="_blank">Ovarian Cancer&#58; Unique Challenges and Opportunities for Progress</a>, which was published as a guest article in <a href="http&#58;//journals.lww.com/oncology-times/Fulltext/2016/01250/VOICES__Despite_Advances%2c_Ovarian_Cancer_Remains.24.aspx" target="_blank"><em>Oncology Times</em></a>.&#160; </p><p>These posts are part of the continuing mission of <em>Cancer Research Catalyst</em> to further accelerate the growth and spread of knowledge about cancer, while providing helpful and interesting information to AACR members and the public. </p><p><a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/" target="_blank">Visit the blog</a> and subscribe. </p></div>
Cancer Research Catalyst Blog: Biden's Cancer Initiative and To Treat or Not Treat Prostate Cancer149221/13/2016 5:09:14 PMhttp://www.aacr.org/Newsroom/Lists/Media Advisories/AllItems.aspx59False2016-01-13T16:00:00Z<div class="ExternalClass2DE091CFF39E46F89DC54959B5AAC01C"><p><a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/" target="_blank"><em>Cancer Research Catalyst</em></a>, the blog of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), features a post, <a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/state_of_the_union_cancer_initiative/" target="_blank">AACR Thanks President Obama and Vice President Biden for Their Strong Commitment to Cancer Research and Biomedical Science in State of the Union Address</a>. </p><p>In addition, William G. Nelson, MD, PhD, editor-in-chief of <a href="http&#58;//www.cancertodaymag.org/" target="_blank"><em>Cancer Today</em></a> and director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, provides a guest post on early-stage prostate cancer&#58; <a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/early-stage-prostate-cancer-to-treat-or-not-to-treat/" target="_blank">To Treat or Not to Treat</a>. </p><p>These posts are part of the continuing mission of <em>Cancer Research Catalyst</em> to further accelerate the growth and spread of knowledge about cancer, while providing helpful and interesting information to AACR members and the public. </p><p><a href="http&#58;//blog.aacr.org/" target="_blank">Visit the blog</a> and subscribe. </p></div>