The Cancer Prevention Research Conference 2024

The Cancer Prevention Research Conference

We’re proud to launch our first annual Cancer Prevention Research Conference in partnership with the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute on 25-27 June, in Boston.

Our goal is to help build a global cancer prevention research community. This event will showcase research to better understand cancer aetiology, risk factors, intervention development and health inequalities in cancer prevention.


Learning objectives

We want to create a multidisciplinary cancer prevention research community and spark new collaborations to enable advances in future cancer prevention approaches. Attendees will hear insights across the research continuum, from discovery biology through to population and implementation sciences.



This is a must-attend event for researchers from discovery biology, translational and behavioural science and population and implementation research, including established and early-career researchers from across the world.


Conference Co-chairs

John Burn (Newcastle University)

Tim Rebbeck (Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center)

Thea Tlsty (University of California, San Francisco)


For more information on our sessions and speakers, check out the agenda.

Full agenda here

Key information

Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 June 2024

Boston Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, USA

(Hotel rooms available to book at the conference venue are limited) 

Early bird - by 12 April 2024

  • Industry delegates: $750
  • Academic/clinician/not for profit: $350
  • Student/post-doc/fellow: $250

Regular Pricing - after 12 April 2024

  • Industry delegates: $900
  • Academic/clinician/not for profit: $450
  • Student/post-doc/fellow: $350


We're inviting attendees to showcase their work and present a poster as part of the conference programme. A limited number of lightning talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts, with priority for PhD students and postdocs.

Abstracts should be submitted under one of the conference themes:

Mechanistic insights informing prevention strategies

Health inequities in cancer incidence and prevention

Deepening understanding of risk

Precision prevention in high-risk populations

Deadline for abstracts is 12 April 2024. Applicants will be notified of acceptance from 12 May 2024. The presenting author of the abstract must register and pay the registration fee.

Submit your abstract