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The American Association for Cancer Research hosts its 102nd Annual Meeting

What: The deadline for media housing requests for the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011 is Friday, Feb. 25. A limited number of rooms have been set aside for editors and reporters, and we cannot guarantee that housing will be available after that date.

The annual meeting will feature the latest findings in laboratory, translation and clinical research. More than 6,000 abstracts will be presented at the meeting, including:

  • nicotine supplements and tumor growth promotion;
  • cancer risk among people with AIDS, diabetes and metabolic syndrome;
  • the affects of soy on breast cancer risk in a 20,000-patient study;
  • new information on the role of HPV in lung cancer risk;
  • beer consumption and risk of stomach cancer;
  • improving the predictive value of the PSA test; and,
  • new ways of diagnosing lung cancer.

To help you plan your coverage of the annual meeting, the program schedule and related scientific abstracts will be available online at in early March. An electronic press kit containing the press releases and highlighted abstracts will be available to subscribing reporters on Friday, March 25, via EurekAlert and Newswise, and by request through the AACR Communications Department.

The AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011 attracts world leaders in cancer research and treatment, including clinical oncologists, basic scientists, translational researchers and epidemiologists, who are working to improve prevention, diagnosis and patient care with the ultimate goal of eradicating cancer.

When: April 2-6, 2011

Where: Orange County Convention Center; Orlando, Fla.

Press Registration and Hotel Accommodations: Please visit this link to download the press forms:

Watch interviews with researchers throughout the meeting:


Contact: Natalie Poole
American Association for Cancer Research

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