NCI at AACR 2017 - Saturday, April 1st

NCI at AACR 2017 Highlights
From the National Cancer Institute
Updating you about NCI's presence and planned activities at the AACR 2017 Annual Meeting

Welcome to AACR!
Join NCI Acting Director, Dr. Douglas Lowy, today!
Dr. Lowy  

AACR is hosting "Progress and Promise Against Cancer," a free community event for cancer patients, survivors, and anyone interested in cancer science. The event will feature experts in cancer research, including NCI's Acting Director, Dr. Douglas Lowy discussing cancer prevention and treatment. 

Today, April 1st, 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street
Free and open to the public

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Attend Sessions Featuring NCI Staff

Clinical Trials Design Workshop - Part 1: Clinical Trials for Targeted Therapies
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Room 145, Level 1, Washington Convention Center

Application of Novel Models to Guide Individual Therapies
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Room 151, Level 1, Washington Convention Center

Synthetic Lethality for Treating DNA Repair Defective Human Cancer
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Room 206, Level 2, Washington Convention Center

High Throughput Screening: From Reagent Development to Clinical Implementation
10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Room 207, Level 2, Washington Convention Center

Twentieth Annual Grant Writing Workshop, Organized by the Associate Member Council (AMC)
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Constitution Ballroom A-B, Level 3B, Grand Hyatt Washington

The exhibit hall opens tomorrow! Visit NCI in booth #1407

Meet the Expert sessions start at 1:30 p.m. 

Here's your chance to learn more about NCI initiatives and programs. Check out the schedule here and plan to attend these popular sessions! 


Visit our interactive kiosks

Stop by booth kiosks to connect with NCI scientific and program staff. This year, our featured kiosks are:

  • Precision Medicine
  • Cancer Biology
  • Genomics & Strategic Initiatives
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Training Opportunities
  • Cancer Disparities
  • Small Business Innovative Research Development
  • Cancer Causes & Control
  • Technology Development & Partnerships
  • Funding & Grants 
  • Cancer Moonshot

Cancer Close Up

A nanometer is a billionth of a meter. The images collected here as part of the 2017 NCI Cancer Close Up project exemplify NCI-supported research into how nanoscale materials and devices can improve the way cancer is studied, detected, prevented, and treated. Stop by the NCI exhibit booth to see many of these large-scale microscopy images on colorful display.