The Ninth Annual American Association for Cancer Research International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research

Li Xu, Sophia S. Wang, Megan A. Healey, Jessica M. Faupel-Badger, Jason A. Wilken, Tracy Battaglia, Eva Szabo, Jenny T. Mao, Raymond C. Bergan

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Abstract

The Ninth Annual AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research conference was held in Philadelphia in November 7-10, 2010. Its thematic focus was "Prevention: From Basic Science to Public Health Benefit." Telomere plasticity, the microenvironment, inflammation, transformation to the metastatic phenotype, and pathways to obesity were highlighted as important elements of carcinogenesis amenable to intervention. The integration of information from novel technologies related to physical biology, molecular and genetic profiles, and imaging along with behavioral and clinical parameters have advanced risk stratification and early detection. Cancer prevention represents a powerful testing ground for the development of individually tailored intervention and for increasing the efficiency of drug discovery. Advances in clinical trials relate to more efficient design strategies, have shown first-in-human targeting capabilities, and have developed powerful strategies to overcome accrual barriers. Tailored intervention strategies now show high efficacy on large cohorts across several cancer types. These successes are expected to increase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)616-621
Number of pages6
JournalCancer Prevention Research
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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