Abstract submission deadline is changed to Friday, August 11 (11:59 am ET/11:59 pm China)



Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), we have the great pleasure to invite you to attend the AACR New Horizons in Cancer Research Conference, which will be held from May 3-5, 2019 in Shenzhen, China. 

This year, we are honored that Peking University will be a collaborating partner for the conference. The AACR has presented several successful broad-based conferences in Shanghai over the past few years and we are very excited to hold this year’s program in Shenzhen and encourage you to make plans to attend this unique program.  

These programs have traditionally attracted 500 attendees from 15 different countries and we expect a similar audience this year as the conference will feature sessions that appeal to a wide audience (e.g., genomics, immunotherapy, drug development, etc.) as well as sessions focused on disease sites with high prevalence in the region (e.g., lung cancer, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, liver cancer, etc.).

The scientific program features a mix of keynote lectures, plenary sessions, focused concurrent sessions, poster sessions, and satellite symposium.  The interactive three-day program is expected to attract basic, translational, and clinical researchers as it features thought-leaders from around the globe.

We would like to thank the Program Committee Members – Drs. Tak W. Mak (Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research), Mao Mao (SeekIn, Inc.), Hongyang Wang (National Center for Liver Cancer), and Zhen Yang (Peking University) – for their time and expertise in developing this year’s scientific program.

We invite you to join us at the Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel for the 2019 AACR New Horizons in Cancer Research Conference and are confident that you will find this to be an engaging and insightful program that provides a unique opportunity to network with colleagues and forge collaborations that will bring us all closer to our unified mission to prevent and cure cancer.


Nancy E. Davidson
Elizabeth M. Jaffee, MD, FAACR
President, AACR (2018-2019)
Program Committee Cochair
Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
Kornelia Polyak
Hong Wu, MD, PhD
Program Committee Cochair
School of Life Science, Peking University, Beijing, China

Program Committee



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