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Massey researcher Steven Grant to play key role at prestigious international cancer research conference

Dec 11, 2013


VCU Massey Cancer Center researcher Steven Grant, M.D., was recently selected to serve as chairperson of the Small Molecule Therapeutic Agents Section of the Molecular Therapeutics Subcommittee of the Program Committee for the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) 2014 Annual Meeting.

Shirley Carter Olsson and Sture Gordon Olsson Chair in Oncology Research, associate director for translational research, co-leader of the Developmental Therapeutics research program and member of the Cancer Cell Signaling program at VCU Massey Cancer Center, Grant is a world-renown leader in the field of targeted anti-cancer agents and in the development of novel combination therapies for hematologic malignancies. As chairperson, he will be responsible for leading a team of cancer researchers in rating abstracts submitted for presentation in the Small Molecule Therapeutic Agents Section of the annual meeting and in organizing the overall program.

“It’s an honor to be selected for this role, and I am proud to support an organization that has contributed so much to the field of cancer research,” says Grant. “This year’s annual meeting will highlight some of the most exciting and promising new discoveries for the treatment and prevention of cancer, and I’m pleased to be involved.”

The AACR Annual Meeting takes place April 5-9, 2014, in San Diego, Ca. More than 7,000 scientists are expected to attend the event, which will feature more than 6,000 papers submitted by cancer researchers from all over the world.

Written by: John Wallace

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