The 54th annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research opens this morning in San Diego with educational sessions and workshops that cover issues ranging from cancer immunotherapy to clinical trial design to targeted therapy to clinical cancer genetics. And how to use Twitter to enhance and advance one's career.
The meeting April 5-9 will bring together about 18,000 cancer researchers, physicians, patient advocates and others from around the world to compare notes and learn the latest in preclinical, translational and early phase clinical research.
Sixteen MD Anderson scientists and physicians are chairing sessions and presenting state-of-the-art updates Saturday.
MD Anderson presentations (times, dates and place on the links):
Nicholas Navin, Ph.D., assistant professor of genetics, chairs a session titled Evolving Tumor Cell Populations: Dealth with Diversity and also will present Cancer evolution at single-cell genomic resolution
Stephanie Alexander, program director, Genitourinary Medical Oncology -- Research, will present Intravital microscopy of tumor invasion and therapy resistance at a methods workshop titled Intravital Imaging of Live Tumors at Single Cell Resolution in Real Time.
Cassian Yee, M.D., professor of Melanoma Medical Oncology, will present Adoptive T cell therapy during an educational session about cancer immunology for the non-immunologist.