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American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute and Cancer Research UK Present Groundbreaking Cancer Prevention Research Conference
Jun 25, 2024

BOSTON, June 25, 2024 — The American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute, and Cancer Research UK are holding its first annual conference on cancer prevention research, June 25-27, in Boston. The event brings together scientists from discovery biology through translational and behavioral science to population and implementation research to create a thriving multidisciplinary cancer prevention research community. The goal is to help create a “new-look” for cancer prevention in the research community, and to showcase research to better understand cancer aetiology, risk factors, intervention development and implementation, and health inequalities in cancer prevention.

“This is an exciting opportunity for researchers across disciplines to engage in, learn about and discuss the latest concepts in cancer prevention research,” said Dr. William Dahut, chief scientific officer at the American Cancer Society. “The conference will be built on a philosophy of using advances in mechanistic understanding to inform more effective ways of preventing cancer.”  

Conference co-chairs include John Burn of Newcastle University, Dr. Timothy Rebbeck of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Dr. Thea TIsty from the University of California, San Francisco. The conference agenda features a wide range of topics including:

  • Deepening understanding of risk
  • Precision prevention intervention development
  • Health inequalities in cancer incidence and prevention
  • Mechanistic insights informing prevention strategies

For more information on the cancer research prevention conference, click here.

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