Physicians and scientists from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) will join oncology experts and members of the global cancer research community to present the latest advances in cancer during the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting on April 8-13 in New Orleans, La. The event will feature clinical trial plenary sessions, mini-symposiums, poster sessions, and career discussions in both in-person and virtual meeting formats.
MSK experts will present notable research and will be available to comment on topics including immunotherapy, tumor biology, cancer health disparities, genomic biomarkers, cancer genetics and evolution, and patient outcomes.
- Charles Sawyers, MD, will present ideas on the future of cancer research in transforming patient outcomes during the opening plenary session on Sunday, April 10 from 11:30-11:45 a.m. CT. Dr. Sawyers will join additional research presentations, including a session on drug resistance to targeted therapies and sessions on prostate cancer plasticity and progression.
- Luis Alberto Diaz Jr., MD, will discuss precision medicine for immunotherapy, in particular the tumor intrinsic features of an immunotherapeutic response to PD-1 blockade during a plenary session on Tuesday, April 12 from 9:25-9:50 a.m. CT.
- Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue, MD, PhD, will offer novel insights into pancreatic cancer genetics and evolution during a plenary session on Wednesday, April 13 from 8:49-9:11 a.m. CT.
Other highlights include:
- Ross Levine, MD, will discuss precision interception in clonal hematopoiesis: a paradigm for mechanism-based cancer prevention on Wednesday, April 13 from 11:10-11:30 a.m. CT.
- Michel Sadelain, MD, PhD, will discuss emerging principles to overcome tumor antigen escape during a session on adoptive cellular therapy on Tuesday, April 12 from 1:00-1:30 p.m. CT.
- Francisco Sanchez-Vega, PhD, will present during a mini-symposium on cancer health disparities an integrative analysis of the contribution of genomic and clinical factors to worse clinical outcomes in non-Hispanic Black patients with colorectal cancer on Tuesday, April 12 from 3:35-3:50 p.m. CT.
In addition, five MSK faculty members were recently elected to the prestigious Fellows of the AACR Academy Class of 2022: Luis Alberto Diaz Jr., MD; Thomas J. Kelly, MD, PhD; Nikola P. Pavletich, PhD; Neal Rosen, MD, PhD; and Alexander Y. Rudensky, PhD. These individuals were recognized by the AACR Academy for their tremendous contributions to cancer research and join 10 MSK Fellows who were previously elected.
Registration is required for all attendees: https://www.aacr.org/meeting/aacr-annual-meeting-2022/registration/. Follow the meeting live on Twitter using the hashtag #AACR22 and follow MSK on Twitter at @MSKCancerCenter.