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AACR hosts Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research meeting
Date:10/6/2008

What:

To stop cancer before it has a chance to take root and spread, scientists are increasingly turning their attention to new discoveries in cancer prevention. Leading experts from around the globe are gathering to share the latest research in this expanding and promising new field, with the hope this work will significantly reduce cancer incidence and mortality.

To help you take advantage of the meeting's scientific abstracts and related activities, the program schedule is available online at www.aacr.org. The press releases will be available to subscribing reporters on November 11, 2008, via Newswise and Eurekalert.

Nearly 400 abstracts will be presented at the meeting, complementing an outstanding program of scientific and educational events.

Highlights:

  • How MRI may be an effective screening method for pancreatic cancer
  • Why vitamin E and vitamin C have no benefit to men with prostate cancer
  • The role DNA methylation plays in lung cancer risk among smokers
  • Alcohol and the risk for throat cancer
  • How weight and physical activity affects a person's risk of breast cancer
  • Whether men and women in India are at greater risk for gastric cancer due to their diets

When: November 16-19, 2008

Where: Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Washington, DC

AACR Press Room:
Location: Azalea 1, Convention Center
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET
Phone: (215)-440-9300
Fax: (215)-440-9319
E-mail: emma.obrien@aacr.org

Hotel Accommodations:

Register for housing online at: www.aacr.org/page14604.aspx Deadline for registering for the AACR housing block is October 20, 2008


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Contact: Emma O'Brien
emma.obrien@aacr.org
267-646-0613
American Association for Cancer Research
Source:Eurekalert

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