Schedule highlights from the Program Chair: Tuesday, April 12

It’s our last full day here in New Orleans, but we’re not slowing down! Today’s schedule features 10 meet-the-expert sessions, 16 major symposia, 11 minisymposia, a special late-breaking minisymposium, four late-breaking poster sessions, six forums, and six award presentations and lectures.

Marcia R. Cruz-Correa, MD, PhD
Marcia R. Cruz-Correa, MD, PhD

This morning’s plenary session, Precision Medicine for Immuno-Oncology and the Promise for the Future, will take place from 8 – 10 a.m. CDT in Hall B-C at the convention center. In this cutting-edge plenary chaired by Carl H. June, MD, FAACR, four experts will present the latest developments in the understanding of immunotherapy modalities, efficacy, and combination strategies.

Our fourth and final Clinical Trials Plenary Session, Combination Immunotherapy Clinical Trials, will follow the morning plenary session in Hall B-C from 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. CDT. Speakers in this session will discuss findings from four trials that are providing important insights into rational and effective combinations of different immunotherapy drugs for patients who don’t respond to single-agent immunotherapy or chemotherapy combinations.

Later this afternoon, don’t miss the special meet-and-greet session with 2022-2023 AACR President, Lisa M. Coussens, PhD, FAACR. This is a great opportunity for AACR members and Annual Meeting attendees to informally meet with Coussens, congratulate her on her presidency, and ask general questions. All Annual Meeting attendees are invited to participate. The session will take place from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. CDT at AACR Central in the exhibit hall.

And be sure to set aside time in your schedule to visit the Exhibits Show, which is open today from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT, to see the latest products and services for laboratory and clinical research, and to interact and network with industry representatives and other attendees.

We’ve heard a lot over the past few days about how the AACR and its members are working to address and overcome disparities in cancer research and care, and in that vein, this afternoon’s program features three sessions highlighting this important issue. Cancer Health Disparities will be held from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in Room 295-296 at the convention Center. What Is the Causal Link between Race and Early Onset of Colon Cancer (in New Orleans Theater A) and Addressing Disparities in Cervical Cancer: A Tale of Two Strategies (in Room 265-268) will be held from 5 – 6:30 p.m. CDT.

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