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AACR Public Forum April 2016

Posted on April 4, 2016

The NOLA Community Is Invited to a Free Event: Progress and Promise Against Cancer, An AACR Community Event Offering Practical Knowledge and Real Hope

Join the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the world’s first and largest cancer research organization, for Progress and Promise Against Cancer – a community event offering practical knowledge and real hope – on Saturday, April 16 from 9a.m. to 1p.m. at the Louisiana Cancer Research Center (1700 Tulane Ave.), a Louisiana cancer research consortium representing Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, Xavier University, and Ochsner Health System.

This first-of-its-kind event will bring together some of the greatest minds in cancer research from New Orleans and across the country for a dynamic day of conversation and education about innovations in cancer research, treatment, and prevention to help cancer patients, survivors, and their families. It will also feature inspiring stories by patient advocates, discussion on clinical trials and health disparities, two key areas that have direct impact on the New Orleans community, and exhibits by community organizations.

This free community event includes complimentary continental breakfast, lunch, and parking, along with an opportunity to meet leading cancer specialists. Registration for this free event is required. To register and for more information please visit:

About the American Association for Cancer Research

Founded in 1907, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world’s oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure cancer. AACR membership includes more than 35,000 laboratory, translational, and clinical researchers; population scientists; other health care professionals; and patient advocates residing in 101 countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise of the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, biology, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer by annually convening more than 30 conferences and educational workshops, the largest of which is the AACR Annual Meeting with nearly 19,300 attendees. In addition, the AACR publishes eight prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals and a magazine for cancer survivors, patients, and their caregivers. The AACR funds meritorious research directly as well as in cooperation with numerous cancer organizations. As the Scientific Partner of Stand Up To Cancer, the AACR provides expert peer review, grants administration, and scientific oversight of team science and individual investigator grants in cancer research that have the potential for near-term patient benefit. The AACR actively communicates with legislators and other policymakers about the value of cancer research and related biomedical science in saving lives from cancer. For more information about the AACR, visit