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CRCHD Spotlight: 2013 AACR Special Edition


April 6-10, 2013
Walter E. Convention Center
Washington, DC

MICR at the AACR 104th Annual Meeting 2013

The 102nd Annual AACR Annual Meeting was held on April 6-10th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC. CRCHD attended the meeting in support of its long-standing partnership with the American Association for Cancer Research and Minorities in Cancer Research (AACR-MICR). AACR-MICR commits to preventing and treating cancer in diverse populations, as well as advancing the professional needs and careers of minority scientists. Click here for the agenda of MICR events.

NCI-CRCHD Director and Branch Chief Meet and Greet

Drs. Sanya A. Springfield, Nelson Aguila, Emmanuel Taylor and Rina Das represented staff from the National Cancer Institute Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities Immediate Office of the Director and participated in a discussion with trainees and grantees as a part of the MICR activity itinerary.


CRCHD at the 2013 Professional Advancement Roundtable

Drs. Carmen Moten and Nelson Aguila participated in the Professional Advancement Reception and Roundtable as a part of MICR activities at the AACR 104th Annual Meeting. Their table presented on Research Funding and Grant Opportunities and the Graduate and Postdoctoral Levels. CRCHD has a wide range of funding opportunities for all trainees along the cancer research career track. Visit our website for more information.


NCI Director Dr. Harold Varmus Speaks at AACR

Dr. Harold E. Varmus addressed AACR attendees during the AACR Opening Plenary Session, "From Discovery Science to Precision Medicine: Paving the Path to Progress." Varmus' presentation, titled, "The NCI Director's Report," is available as a webcast in both audio and video formats.

MICR Forum:Precision Medicine in Cancer:Will There be Quitable Benefits?

Drs. Chanita Hughes‐Halbert and Rick Kittles served as co-chair of the AACR-MICR Forum, "MICR Forum:Precision Medicine in Cancer:Will There be Quitable Benifits?" This forum examined the implications of precision medicine on racial disparities in cancer outcomes by critically examining the ways in which race and ethnicity are being addressed in each component of precision medicine.

8th Annual AACR-MICR Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship Winner

AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Honors Dr. Gabriel Hortobagyi with the Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship Award. Guillermina Lozano, Ph.D., Chair of Genetics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Dr. Hortobagyi is professor of medicine in the Department of Breast Medical Oncology and holds the Nellie B. Connally chair in breast cancer at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. His award presentation and lecture was titled, "Dual Targeting for Endocrine Therapy of Breast Cancer."

AACR Media Applications Featured at Annual Meeting

AACR has made available more than 100 video interviews with conference attendees as well as teleconference audio recordings for free through the AACR Video app. Click the link above to download the app now and learn about recent developments and discoveries in basic and translational cancer research.

2013 AACR-MICR Scholar-in-Training Awards

Since its inception in 1986, the AACR Annual Meeting Scholar-in-Training Award program has provided more than 3,300 grants to young investigators and has received support from more than 40 cancer research foundations, corporations, individuals and other organizations dedicated to the fight against cancer.

Congratulations to all 2013 AACR-MICR Scholar-in-Training Award recipients!

Click here to view the list of AACR-MICR 2013 Scholar-in-Training awardees.

Save The Date!

The fourth annual AACR-MICR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved will be held on December 6-9, 2013, in Atlanta, GA. Please make plans to attend!