VP Joe Biden To Address American Association For Cancer Research’s Annual Meeting In New Orleans Wednesday

NEW ORLEANS – Vice President Joe Biden will deliver remarks to American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting attendees on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, during the “Highlights 2016: Vision for the Future” Plenary Session from 12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

         The speech will be available to view via live webcast.

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         AACR will welcome an estimated 19,000+ attendees to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Halls G – J, for the AACR Annual Meeting, which runs from Saturday, April 16, through Wednesday, April 20.

         The AACR Annual Meeting, themed "Delivering Cures Through Cancer Science," will include speakers, hundreds of invited talks and more than 6,000 proffered papers from researchers around the globe, as well as two special events for the public on Saturday, April 16:

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7:00 a.m. – AACR Runners for Research 5K Run/Walk – This event is open to the public. Registration Fees: $20 for Annual Meeting attendees, $15 for Louisiana residents, free for cancer survivors and age 17 and under.

         Start/Finish Line Location: World Trade Center (Canal/ Convention Center Boulevard)

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9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Progress and Promise Against Cancer – The AACR invites the public for this free event, a dynamic day of conversation and education featuring some of the greatest minds in cancer research from across the country speaking about cancer research, treatment and prevention. Patient advocates will share inspiring stories, there will be discussion on clinical trials, precision medicine, prevention, and health disparities and community organizations will be exhibiting.

         Continental breakfast, lunch and parking are complimentary.

         Location: Louisiana Cancer Research Center, 1700 Tulane Ave, Ste 100


         The AACR Annual Meeting’s theme, which reinforces the inextricable link between research and advances in patient care, will be evident throughout the meeting as the latest, most exciting discoveries are presented in every area of cancer research.

         The mission of the AACR is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication and collaboration. Through its programs and services, the AACR fosters research in cancer and related biomedical science; accelerates the dissemination of new research findings among scientists and others dedicated to the conquest of cancer; promotes science education and training; and advances the understanding of cancer etiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment throughout the world.

         AACR last held a meeting in New Orleans in 2014 and is slated to return in 2022. This year’s group is anticipated to have an economic impact of more than $20 million.


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