NCI at AACR Virtual Meetings
The 2020 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting was scheduled to take place April 25-29, 2020 in San Diego, CA. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting was moved to a virtual format as AACR Virtual Annual Meetings I and II, taking place April 27-28 and June 22-24, respectively. Registration was free and open to the public for Virtual Meetings I and II, providing access to live and on-demand content.
Despite the switch to a virtual format, NCI continued to have a strong presence at this annual event. Please view the respective virtual meeting pages to view this content, and be sure to subscribe for the latest information on presentations and resources from NCI at AACR 2020 and future meetings.
The first part of the AACR meeting featured a presentation by NCI deputy director, Dinah S. Singer, PhD, on the impact of COVID-19 on cancer research and flexibilities available at NCI, as well as a number of NCI staff highlighting their work through poster sessions and oral presentations.
The second part of the AACR meeting featured the NCI Director’s Address, awards and lectures, a special session on NCI funding for research and training, and several presentations and poster sessions featuring NCI experts.
In addition to its annual meeting, AACR hosted a special virtual meeting to share the emerging data in basic, clinical, and epidemiologic research related to COVID-19 and cancer. The program featured presentations from NCI leaders and experts – which highlighted COVID-19 treatment candidates, diagnostics development, cancer drug repurposing, clinical trial changes during the pandemic, and NCI’s role in ensuring cancer research progress.