Monday, July 20, 2020 to Wednesday, July 22, 2020

AACR COVID-19 and Cancer Virtual Meeting

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Virtual Meeting

The American Association for Cancer Research will hold a special conference focused on emerging data in basic, clinical and epidemiologic research related to COVID-19 and cancer.

COVID-19 has altered our approaches to caring for patients with cancer. The meeting will include discussion about the negative ramifications related to cancer outcomes and psychosocial disorders and methods to mitigate these risks.

John Carethers, M.D., John G. Searle Professor and Chair of Internal Medicine, will be a featured speaker on panels discussing the increased incidence of severe COVID-19 in certain ethnic backgrounds and association with socioeconomic disparities.

We encourage you to register, attend Dr. Carethers’ sessions and check out some of the other speakers and topics.

Follow Dr. John Carethers and other prestigious speakers at the AACR COVID-19 and Cancer Virtual Meeting.

Highlights of this program

Keynote addresses:

Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Solange Peters, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois
Trevor Bedford, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Additional speakers:
Norman E. Sharpless, Director, National Cancer Institute
Kizzmekia S. Corbett, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Louis M. Staudt, National Cancer Institute
Kevan Shokat, University of California, San Francisco
Laura J. Esserman, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cheryl L. Willman, University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center
John M. Carethers, University of Michigan

Symposia topics:
Intersection of the Biology of SARS-CoV-2 and Cancer
Effects of Cancer Immunotherapies on Patients with COVID-19 (with and without cancer)
COVID-19 Vaccine Development
Cancer Drug Repurposing to Treat COVID-19
Cancer Prevention and Early Detection During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Forum discussions:
Regulatory and Operational Implications of Cancer Clinical Trial Changes During COVID-19
How Will We bring Patients Back to the Clinic?
How Cancer Researchers Are Applying their Talents to COVID-19 Issues
Public-Private Partnerships Poised to Address COVID-19
Health Disparities

View the full program and register here.