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FINDING CURES TOGETHER<sup>SM</sup>

​AACR Timeline– Emerging Leadership in the Cancer Community: 1964-1981

1964

1967

  • The first Certificates of Award (later named Public Service Awards) are presented and the citations published in Cancer Research. 
    From left to right:
    • Mary W. Lasker
    • Sen. Lister Hill (D-AL)
    • Rep. John E. Fogarty (D-RI), posthumously

1968

1970

  • The inaugural AACR insignia (right) is designed by Bernette B. Law, spouse of former AACR President Lloyd W. Law.

1971

  • AACR leaders (right) advocate for the passing of the National Cancer Act and attend the signing at the White House on December 23.

1972

  • The signing of the National Cancer Act is commemorated at the Annual Meeting.

1976

  • Poster Sessions are held at the Annual Meeting for the first time.

1977

1979

1980

1981

  • Annual Meeting attendance exceeds 3,000.


1982-1999: A New Era of Expansion