Dear Cancer Researchers,

Ref: 39th Annual Conference of Indian Association for Cancer Research (IACR-2020)

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) is organizing the 39th Annual Conference of Indian Association for Cancer Research (IACR-2020) during February 5-7, 2020 at Thiruvananthapuram, India, with the theme “Leading the Fight against Cancer”.

Cancer Research in India has exhibited magnificent growth over the years, creating substantial achievements in bringing out scientifically validated diagnostic measures and therapeutic strategies. RGCB have made seminal contributions in deciphering the molecular mechanism behind cancers, unleashing novel diagnostic and therapeutic measures and worthwhile developments in vaccination protocols, like that of the HPV.

IACR is India’s best known cancer research meeting which traditionally brings students, researchers, post-doctoral fellows and young investigators together with the established cancer researchers and oncologists to discuss the current developments in understanding the molecular basis of cancer and therapeutics.

This time, we are arranging the meeting at Hotel Uday Samudra located at the scenic Kovalam beach, approximately 13 kilometers from Thiruvananthapuram ( This will allow a close interaction between the young researchers and more seasoned investigators, an ideal place for post doc hunting and of course a great atmosphere.

RGCB is an autonomous institution for Discovery, Innovation and Translation in Disease Biology and Biotechnology owned by the Government of India and managed by the Ministry for Science and Technology through the Department of Biotechnology.

It’s an exciting time for RGCB, as we continue to grow and adapt, remaining always adaptable, motivated and responsive.

As Cancer Researchers, we care for the most deserved and contribute by serving the society through research. Open international forums like IACR-2020, will bring the inspired people from varying professional spheres together, thus ensuring that our research remains at the cutting edge.

With immense pleasure, we invite you to attend this meeting.

Looking forward to meeting you in Thiruvananthapuram,


Organizing Committee,
Indian Association for Cancer Research-2020