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2021 Virtual AACR Annual Meeting Features DCEG Research

, by DCEG Staff

Text that reads: AACR Virtual Annual Meeting 2021

The 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) was held in a virtual format April 10-15 and May 17-21. The theme was “Discovery Science Driving Clinical Breakthroughs,” and the event highlighted the latest scientific advances in basic, clinical, and epidemiologic cancer research.

Stephen J. Chanock, M.D., Director of DCEG, received the AACR/American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention. The joint award was established in 1992 to recognize outstanding research accomplishments in the fields of cancer epidemiology, biomarkers, and prevention. Dr. Chanock received this award in recognition of his pioneering role in the discovery and characterization of cancer susceptibility alleles and his leadership in fostering collaborative research across the fields of genetics, molecular biology, clinical oncology, and epidemiology to advance knowledge of cancer etiology and prevention. He gave a lecture titled, “The complexity of susceptibility to cancer: Interplay between genes and environment.”  

Research fellow Minkyo Song, M.D., Ph.D., and postbaccalaureate fellow Jeanny H. Wang, M.P.H., both in the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch, received Scholar-in-Training Awards, which recognize outstanding young investigators presenting meritorious proffered papers at the AACR Annual Meeting.

DCEG staff also presented 19 posters. View a full listing of DCEG poster presentations.

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