April 18 – 22, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
The AACR Annual Meeting is quickly approaching. Please see below for links to major sessions featuring pancreatic cancer-related presentations. Many of the session chairs and speakers are advisors or grantees of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Please click on the session name for details.
To access AACR’s itinerary planner and locate other relevant scientific and poster presentations, click here.
Sessions organized by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network are designated by .
SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015
Therapeutic Targeting and Monitoring Tumor Microenvironments
8 – 10 a.m., Terrace Ballroom IV (400 Level), Pennsylvania Convention Center
Is the Stroma Tumor Suppressive or Tumor Promoting?
10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Room 103, Pennsylvania Convention Center
Cancer Immunology for the Non-Immunologist – Tutorial
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Liberty Ballroom (Level 3), Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Translating Insights from Mouse Cancer Models to Therapeutic Targeting
3:15 – 5:15 p.m., Room 114, Pennsylvania Convention Center
SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015
Combining Molecularly Targeted Therapies with Chemoradiation
7 – 8 a.m., Room 122, Pennsylvania Convention Center
Meet the Research Icon
Meet the Pancreatic Cancer Research Icon: Anirban Maitra, MBBS
3:15 – 4:15 p.m., Franklin Room 8 (Level 4), Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
This interactive and informal session is an opportunity to chat with a senior pancreatic cancer physician-scientist, Anirban Maitra, MBBS, and learn how he charted a successful career in this field.
MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015
Career Paths in Pancreatic Cancer Research
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., AACRcentral, AACR Amphitheater, Halls B-E
The pancreatic cancer research community continues to seek new investigators to join efforts in the laboratory and clinic. This informal and interactive session will provide the opportunity to interact with both a renowned established physician-scientist, Diane Simeone, MD, and a highly successful early-career investigator, Kenneth Scott, PhD, and will focus on basic, translational and clinical research paths in the pancreatic cancer research field.
1 – 3 p.m., Terrace Ballroom II-III (400 Level), Pennsylvania Convention Center
Joint Cancer Immunology (CIMM)/Tumor Microenvironment (TME) Working Groups Evening Scientific Session
6 – 8 p.m., Grand Ballroom Salon H (Level 5), Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
2014 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Research Grants Poster and Presentation Session
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Commonwealth Hall (Second Floor), Loews Philadelphia Hotel
This session aims to stimulate opportunities for collaboration between Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR grantees and others in the pancreatic cancer research field. Senior investigators will deliver presentations on their funded research, followed by a moderated Q&A session. Early-career investigators will present posters highlighting progress on their research projects. Beyond providing financial support for research, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR grantees have ongoing opportunities for information exchange and mentorship. Come meet the grantees, learn about their funded projects and participate in the discussion.
Recent Advances in Organ Site Research
Pancreatic Cancer: The Promise and Pitfalls of Targeting the Stroma
1 – 3 p.m., Room 114, Pennsylvania Convention Center
Awards and Lectures
Twentieth Annual AACR Joseph H. Burchenal Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cancer Research
4:15 – 5:15 p.m., Grand Ballroom (300 Level), Pennsylvania Convention Center
The NCI RAS Initiative at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
5 – 6:30 p.m., Room 105, Pennsylvania Convention Center
This session will cover the RAS Initiative development, research progress in the areas of structural biology and biochemistry, RAS pathway analysis, assay development, and opportunities for collaborative efforts to target KRAS. Speakers include the two recipients of the inaugural 2015 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – NCI, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research KRAS Fellowship awards.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015
Tissue Tension Engages Developmental Programs to Promote Tumor Progression
7 – 8 a.m., Room 115, Pennsylvania Convention Center
Oncology Meets Immunology: Not Just Another “Hallmark”
8 – 10 a.m., Terrace Ballroom I-IV (400 Level), Pennsylvania Convention Center
Recent Advances in Organ Site Research
Pancreatic Cancer in 2015: An Integrated View of a Complex Disease
10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Room 118, Pennsylvania Convention Center
Innate and Adaptive Immunity In Cancer
10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Grand Ballroom (300 Level), Pennsylvania Convention Center