16th Annual Scientist↔Survivor Program at the Annual Meeting
April 5-9, 2014
San Diego, California

The AACR annual meeting is internationally recognized for the quality of its outstanding program, which highlights compelling science and the latest advances in all areas of cancer research. The AACR Annual Meeting 2014 focused on the many ways that basic, clinical and translational research is leading to improved understanding of cancer and to the development of new technologies and treatments aimed at the prevention, early detection, treatment, and cure of the disease.

About the 2014 Scientist↔Survivor Program at the Annual Meeting

Survivor and patient advocates who participate in the Scientist↔Survivor Program at the annual meeting:

  • Attend special lectures about cancer research that are tailored to a lay audience;
  • Discuss relevant and timely cancer topics during small group meetings, roundtable discussions and one-on-one meetings with scientific mentors;
  • Explore the scientific sessions of the annual meeting on their own or with scientific mentors or other advocates;
  • Communicate to scientists the key issues, questions and concerns of the survivor and patient advocacy communities;
  • Promote their organizations' missions by participating in their own poster sessions; and
  • Network with scientists and fellow advocates from local, national, and international cancer organizations.


The AACR covers all travel, lodging and meals for accepted participants during the program. Participants are responsible for any incidental expenses, including tips, phone, laundry, baggage fees, poster costs, and rental cars.


Scientist↔Survivor Program participants are accepted by competitive application. Survivor and patient advocates are encouraged to apply if they:

  • Actively support cancer research through policy advocacy, research advocacy, and/or community outreach;
  • Have a constituency with which they will share the knowledge they gain through the program;
  • Have access to avenues for disseminating the knowledge gained from the program to colleagues and/or constituents;
  • Are able to participate in all components of the four-day program. (Participants who do not adhere to the above requirements will not receive a certificate of completion and will be asked to reimburse the cost of registration, hotel, and travel.) 


The Scientist↔Survivor Program has passed. Please check our website periodically for information on an upcoming Scientist↔Survivor Program at the Annual Meeting.

If you have any questions, plase contact us at:

Survivor and Patient Advocacy Program
American Association for Cancer Research
615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Fax: 215-446-7262, Email:

Upcoming Programs

17th Annual Scientist↔Survivor Program at the Annual Meeting
April 18-22, 2015
Philadelphia, PA


If you would like to be a sponsor of the AACR's Scientist↔Survivor Program, please contact Karen Russell Mills, Survivor and Patient Advocacy, at 215-446-7104 or email


If you have any questions, please contact the Survivor and Patient Advocacy Department at 215-446-7104 or email