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Scientific Meetings

Accelerating Cancer Cures Research Symposium

In conjunction with the Accelerating Cancer Cures initiative to speed progress against cancer, the annual Accelerating Cancer Cures Research Symposium is designed to foster communication and collaboration between cancer researchers in industry and academia. Past meetings have included participants from Eli Lilly and Company, AbbVie, Amgen, ARIAD, Celgene, Genentech, Gilead, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals International Co., in addition to academic researchers from the top universities and institutions in the nation.

Read more about the Accelerating Cancer Cures initiative.

March 7, 2024

The 2024 Accelerating Cancer Cures Symposium will be hosted by AbbVie in South San Francisco. The agenda will feature scientific presentations from current Damon Runyon Clinical Investigators and Physician-Scientists, a keynote, and a roundtable discussion among scientists. 

March 9, 2023

Hosted by Amgen, South San Francisco, California

May 19, 2022

Hosted by Merck, South San Francisco, California

October 28, 2020

Hosted by Merck, Virtual.

March 8, 2019

Hosted by Lilly Oncology, New York, New York

March 28, 2018

Hosted by Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, California

March 6, 2017

Hosted by Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts

March 3, 2016

Hosted by Celgene, Summit, New Jersey

March 3, 2015

Hosted by Lilly Oncology, New York, New York

March 11, 2014

Hosted by Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, California

March 4, 2013

Hosted by Takeda Pharmaceuticals International Co., Cambridge, Massachusetts

March 3, 2012

Hosted by Pfizer, New York, New York

Damon Runyon Fellows’ Retreats

To add to the training potential of Damon Runyon Fellowship Awards, the Foundation hosts annual Fellows' Retreats. These meetings allow the brightest young scientists in the country to interact with their peers, network with accomplished senior scientists and initiate valuable interdisciplinary collaborations.

The 2023 Annual Fellows' Retreat took place October 1-4, 2023, at Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center, Southbridge, Massachusetts.

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