The AACR Annual Meeting is a must-attend event for cancer researchers and the broader cancer community. This year's theme, "Delivering Cures Through Cancer Science," reinforces the inextricable link between research and advances in patient care. The theme will be evident throughout the meeting as the latest, most exciting discoveries are presented in every area of cancer research. There will be a number of presentations that include exciting new data from cutting-edge clinical trials as well as companion presentations that spotlight the science behind the trials and implications for delivering improved care to patients.
This cross-cutting, multidisciplinary program will include an outstanding roster of speakers, hundreds of invited talks, and more than 6,000 proffered papers from researchers around the globe. As always, the diversity of the AACR Annual Meeting program will give presenters a forum to share critical updates in all areas, as well as members of the audience an opportunity to actively participate in discussions with colleagues.
We are extremely grateful to the Program Committee Co-Chairpersons and Education Committee members for their dedication, enthusiasm, and guidance in shaping a program that will be both enjoyable and educational to attendees, and attract major media attention from around the world. Building upon the palpable energy at the close of last year's meeting, we will once again offer a Wrap-Up Plenary Session on Wednesday, April 20. Please plan to stay and join us to hear the most exciting and compelling basic, translational, clinical, and prevention-related highlights from the meeting. More information and program updates will be posted on a regular basis on the AACR website.
During the Annual Meeting, the AACR will celebrate a major milestone in publishing. The year 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the AACR journals publication program, as well as the 75th anniversary of publishing the AACR journal, Cancer Research, which has a long tradition of being the most frequently cited journal in the field. The AACR published the first English-language cancer journal in 1916 and–100 years later–its publishing program has expanded to include eight high-impact, peer-reviewed scientific journals and an award-winning magazine for cancer survivors, patients, and their caregivers.
By attending this meeting, you will make fruitful connections, discuss new ideas, and hear from the world's thought leaders in cancer. We feel confident that you will leave the meeting with a sense of energy, inspiration, and focus for your work.