AACI PCLI Webinar: Treatment Pathways


Join us this Thursday, July 19 at 12 pm Eastern for a PCLI webinar, “Treatment Pathways,” hosted by AACI with Craig A. Bunnell, MD, MPH, MBA, chief medical officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard Medical School and PCLI steering committee member. Guest presenter is David Jackman, MD, senior physician in the Dana-Farber thoracic oncology program.

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Celebrating 10 Years of AACI’s CRI Meeting

CRI 2018 program coverOver on Twitter, we’ve been sharing facts and figures (plus a few snapshots) that showcase our annual Clinical Research Initiative Meeting through the years. From 83 attendees in 2009 to almost 400 this year, the meeting has seen rapid growth. 

As we gear up for this year’s meeting, let’s take a trip down memory lane…

  • Since 2009, AACI’s CRI has had four steering committee chairs: Dr. James Thomas (Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center), Dr. Tony Reid (UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center), Dr. Paul Martin (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) and Dr. Carrie Lee (UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center). Fun fact: Dr. Thomas is the only attendee who has registered for all 10 meetings! 
  • In 2011, 18 abstracts were submitted to the meeting. In 2018, that number has grown to 68. Check out this year’s abstracts.
  • The CRI Listserv gives AACI’s 98 member centers a platform to share resources & crowdsource best practices. The Listserv had 330 subscribers in 2012. Today, that number has grown to 637.
  • Last year’s program theme was “Moving Science Forward.” This year’s CRI meeting is all about “Leveraging Change to Advance Cures for Cancer Patients.”
  • Over 60 posters will be on display at this year’s meeting. Members can join us for a poster session from 6:00-6:30 pm on Wednesday, July 11. Posters 2015
  • To follow along with the sessions and share your own thoughts (and photos!), use the hashtag #CRI2018 throughout the meeting (July 11-12, Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel) and stay tuned for the rest of our #10yearsofCRI tweets today and tomorrow.

Member Spotlight: July 2018

Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute

Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute

At Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center, more than 450 doctors, researchers, nurses, and technicians care for thousands of patients each year.

The center unites clinicians and researchers in Taussig Cancer Institute and in Cleveland Clinic’s 26 other clinical and surgical institutes, as well as cancer specialists at regional hospitals, health centers, and at Cleveland Clinic Florida.

It provides a range of services to patients including clinical trials and internationally-recognized cancer research efforts.

Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple Health

Fox Chase Cancer CenterFounded in Philadelphia in 1904, Fox Chase Cancer Center was one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals and one of the first to earn the comprehensive designation from the National Cancer Institute in 1974. It became part of the Temple University Health System in 2012.

Fox Chase was the center of the research that helped to establish the field of cancer genetics and the development of Gleevec, a treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia.

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University

kimmelThe Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in Philadelphia has been a National Cancer Institute-designated center since 1996.

Founded in 1991 as a stand-alone center with a staff of 30, it has grown to comprise 32 hospitals within its cancer network and practices staffed by hundreds of oncology researchers and physicians from around the globe.

The Sidney Kimmel Center Consortium includes Drexel University and Lankenau Institute for Medical Research.