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DCEG Participates in 2016 AACR Annual Meeting

In April 2016, several DCEG staff members took part in the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in New Orleans, Louisiana. This five-day event highlighted the latest scientific advances in basic, clinical, and epidemiologic cancer research. The theme of this year’s meeting was "Delivering Cures Through Cancer Science."

Mark Schiffman, M.D., M.P.H., gave a talk on “The future of cervical screening in the vaccine era: HPV testing, typing, and triage” during the session “Recent advances in prevention research - HPV and cancer,” which was moderated by the Acting Director of NCI, Douglas Lowy, M.D.

Lindsay M. Morton, Ph.D., presented new findings on “Genome-wide association study identifies two susceptibility loci that modify radiation-related risk for breast cancer after childhood cancer: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study and St. Jude Lifetime Cohort” during the mini-symposium on “New molecular advances in pediatric cancer.” This work was also highlighted in the AACR media program.

AACR Susan G. Komen Scholar-in-Training Award recipients Hannah Oh and Maeve Mullooly.

In addition, DCEG scientists and fellows presented more than 30 posters. Four fellows were honored with highly competitive AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards, which recognize young investigators presenting outstanding papers at the annual meeting.

Rouf Banday, Ph.D., AACR Bristol-Meyers Squibb Scholar-in-Training Award
Bladder cancer GWAS signal at 4p16.3 affects response of TMEM129 to chemically-induced endoplasmic reticulum stress

Maeve Mullooly, Ph.D., M.P.H., AACR Susan G. Komen Scholar-in-Training Award
Relationship between mammographic breast density and measures of terminal duct lobular unit involution among women diagnosed with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer

Hannah Oh, Sc.D., M.P.H., AACR Susan G. Komen Scholar-in-Training Award
Breast cancer risk factor associations by loss of E-cadherin tumor tissue expression: A pooled analysis of 5,896 cases in 12 studies from the Breast Cancer Association Consortium (BCAC)

Baiyu Yang, Ph.D., AACR Takeda Scholar-in-Training Award
Shortened telomere length in hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States