Call for Abstracts

NOTE: Abstract submission has now been closed to allow the program committee to perform scheduling. You may submit abstracts of late-breaking data by email to

Presentations are invited for podium and poster sessions on topics related to the program.

  • Abstracts must be submitted by November 30, 2001.
  • You must register in order to submit abstracts. The "Submit Abstract" feature becomes available once you have registered.
  • Authors must follow the guidelines for abstracts.

A delegate may:

  • submit up to 5 abstracts
  • be the presenting author of up to 2 of those abstracts
  • appear as a coauthor on an unlimited number of abstracts

Abstracts must be submitted with the intention that they will be presented if accepted.

Acceptance and Scheduling

The Program Committee will review the abstracts and determine the presentation schedule based on the merits of the abstracts and the constraints of the program. The committee will be guided by the author's preference for a slide or poster presentation at the meeting and will decide the mode when none is indicated. Abstracts that lack scientific content or merit, or merely announce the availability of a resource or service, will not be published. "Publication Only" status may be assigned to unscheduled worthy abstracts only in the case of multiple submissions of abstracts.

Notification of scheduling will be sent by November 30, 2001.

"Late-breaking findings" that become available shortly before the meeting may be submitted for presentation in a special podium program.


As a presenter during the special symposia you will have:

  • a 15 minute platform presentation (includes discussion time)

As a presenter of a poster you will have:

  • a 6-12 hour poster display
  • two scheduled Q&A sessions of 60 minutes each with the poster
  • the option of an extra 5-minute discussion (with slides) during your platform presentation


The peer-reviewed abstracts and papers based on the presentations will appear in Cancer Detection and Prevention. Late-breaking findings may be published on the website only.