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AACR to host Frontiers in Basic Cancer Research meeting

American Association for Cancer Research

PHILADELPHIA - The American Association for Cancer Research will hold its first conference devoted solely to basic science from Oct. 8-11, 2009, when it gathers for the Frontiers in Basic Cancer Research Meeting in Boston.

The conference will include presentations from past and future AACR Presidents as well as other leading scientists on high priority topics such as epigenetics, targeted small molecules, systems biology and metastasis.

The AACR Office of Communications and Public Relations will be staffing a full press room with the following opportunities for the media:

  • An educational conference on the latest in metastasis featuring Tyler Jacks, Ph.D., Joan Massagué, Ph.D., and Robert Weinberg, Ph.D.
  • A press conference detailing how some of the latest basic science findings may have direct impact on patient care.
  • News from the international scientific community, including a report from India on the human papillomavirus and from Saudi Arabia on leptin and thyroid cancer.

Use the following link to attain more information on the conference and to register. View a PDF of the press kit, which contains dial-in information for the events listed above, as well as press releases and abstracts.


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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 30,000 basic, translational and clinical researchers; health care professionals; and cancer survivors and advocates in the United States and nearly 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 16,000 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.

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