AACR International — 
Advancing Cancer Science around the World

Cancer knows no boundaries. Neither does the AACR. Thirty percent of AACR members are located outside the U.S. With a member presence in 101 countries — and with satellite offices in Canada and China — the AACR reaches across national borders to promote scientific excellence, working with numerous organizations to provide forums for cutting-edge research from around the world. Through scientific conferences, educational workshops, and financial support, the AACR ensures that the cancer research community is as geographically diverse as the patients it serves.

New Horizons Conference Series Continues
The second edition of the conference on New Horizons in Cancer Research was held in Shanghai, China, in November 2015. Co-chaired by AACR President Carlos L. Arteaga, MD, FAACR, and Annual Meeting Program Chairperson Lewis C. Cantley, PhD, FAACR, the program combined highlights from the AACR Annual Meeting 2015 with presentations from international speakers and local experts to cover the full spectrum of cancer research.

International Collaborations Foster Innovative Science
Working with international scientific organizations, the AACR organized six joint conferences and workshops in 2015:

  • EACR-AACR-SIC Special Conference on Anticancer Drug Action and Drug Resistance: From Cancer Biology to the Clinic, Florence, Italy, June 2015
  • ECCO-AACR-EORTC-ESMO Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research, Flims, Switzerland, June 2015
  • CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR Inaugural International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference: Translating Science into Survival, New York, New York, September 2015
  • AACR-NCI-EORTC Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, Boston, Massachusetts, November 2015
  • AACR/Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conference on Big Data, Computation, and Systems Biology in Cancer, Suzhou, China, December 2015

Emerging Partnerships Bring Cutting-edge Science to New Audiences
AACR-sponsored sessions at international meetings in 2015 included the following:

  • Pre-conference workshop on "Follicular Lymphoma: Recent Insights and Future Directions" and two lectures, 13th International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma, Lugano, Switzerland, June 2015
  • "Precision Medicine," African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) Annual Meeting, Marrakech, Morocco, November 2015

Exchanging Ideas, Building Relationships
The AACR further strengthened its relationship with the Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology (CSCO) in 2015, organizing joint sessions at the annual meeting for each organization:

  • "Using Genome Sequencing to Identify Responders to Targeted and Immune Therapeutics," AACR Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 2015
  • "Lung Cancer," CSCO Annual Meeting, Xiamen, China, September 2015