NCI at AACR 2017 - Sunday, April 2nd

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 
Today at AACR 
Attend Sessions Featuring NCI Staff

NIH Grants Session: Changes in Review, Funding, and Funding Opportunities at the NCI
NIH-Sponsored Session
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Marriott Marquis, Ballroom 3-4, Meeting Level 2

Tissue Heterogeneity and Molecular Pathology
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Room 202, Level 2, Washington Convention Center

NCI Sponsored Training Awards and Opportunities
NCI-Sponsored Session
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Marriott Marquis, Ballroom 3-4, Meeting Level 2

Minorities in Cancer Research Council Meet and Greet
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
AACRcentral (Booth 1125) - MICR Resource Center, Lower Level

Women in Cancer Research Council Meet and Greet
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
AACRcentral (Booth 1125) - WICR Resource Center, Lower Level

The NCI RAS Initiative at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
NCI-Sponsored Session
2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Marriott Marquis, Ballroom 3-4, Meeting Level 2

Regulatory Considerations for Utilizing Liquid Biopsies in Drug and Diagnostic Development
3:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Room 143, Level 1, Washington Convention Center

Niches and Routes of Metastasis
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Room 202, Level 2, Washington Convention Center

Meet the Mentor: Undergraduate Focus
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
AACRcentral (Booth 1125), Lower Level
Mentor: Jonathan S. Wiest, Director, NCI Center for Cancer Training

Translating Cancer Technologies from Lab to Market - Success Stories from the NCI SBIR Program
NCI-Sponsored Session
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Marriott Marquis, Ballroom 3-4, Meeting Level 2

Networking Hubs
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Level 3 South Pre-function, Washington Convention Center
Tumor Heterogeneity: Dinah Singer, Director, NCI Division of Cancer Biology
Cancer Informatics: Warren Kibbe, Director, NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology

Visit NCI in booth #1407




Meet the Expert sessions start today! 

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Erik Edgerton, Amy Bartosch
An Overview of NCI's Office of Grants Administration

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Tiffany Wallace
NCI Funding Opportunities for Cancer Health Disparities

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Rodrigo Chuaqui, Irina Lubensky, Joanne Demchok
Publicly Available Biospecimen Resources Supported by the Cancer Diagnosis Program

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Helen Moore, Rihab Yassin
Newly Revised NCI Best Practices for Biospecimen Resources

3:45 - 4:15 p.m.
Christie Canaria
Encouraging Women & Minority Entrepreneurs through NCI Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Funding

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Susan Perkins
The NIH Biosketch: Tips for Early Career-Stage Investigators 

The fun continues tomorrow with a full lineup of Meet the Expert sessions!
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.