June is National Cancer Survivor Month

June is a celebration of all people living with a history of cancer, those who have successfully fought or are in the process of fighting the disease.  According to the American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures 2017, more than 15.5 million Americans with a history of cancer were alive on Jan. 1, 2016. This is cause to continue to support, inspire, motivate, and educate others.

Honor those we are fighting for! All of us at the AACR are humbled by your tireless work against cancer. As advocates working closely with us, we are grateful for your many contributions as we strive to make progress against cancer, because cancer research saves lives. As advocate affiliates of the AACR, you know firsthand about the unique and valuable programs and resources offered to advocates and survivors. For almost 20 years, hundreds of advocates have come together to unite the leaders of the scientific and cancer survivor and patient advocacy communities worldwide. Please make a gift today to support the Survivor and Patient Advocacy Program.

Resources and Information

The AACR has a long-standing commitment to fostering partnerships with survivor advocates and to fulfill its goal of significantly expanding these relationships.

Are you interested in speaking with people who have walked in your shoes? Search here for an extensive list of cancer support and patient advocacy organizations. Find organized lists of groups dedicated to specific types of cancer, government agencies and research institutes that can provide you with the latest in specific organ site research.

Get the answers for the most common questions faced by advocates, patients, and caregivers. Check out the "How To" series to learn about find financial aid, clinical trials, and much more.

Subscribe to the AACR publication for survivors, patients, and advocates. Cancer Today is the authoritative resource for cancer patients, survivors, and their family members and friends. In every issue, Cancer Today offers information and inspiration as you face the challenges of diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, or caregiving.‬