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The mission of the AACR Foundation supports that of the AACR - to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication and collaboration. Through its programs and services, the AACR fosters cancer research and related biomedical science; accelerates the dissemination of new research findings among scientists and others dedicated to the conquest of cancer; promotes science education and training; and advances the understanding of cancer causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment throughout the world. The Foundation funds programs deemed by the AACR to be of the highest priority and impact in achieving this shared mission.
The AACR Foundation for the Prevention and Cure of Cancer directly funds research that holds promise for, and takes us to the brink of a cure for cancer. The Foundation's mission to "accelerate progress in the conquest of cancer by providing financial support for scientific research, education and communication" is clearly demonstrated by its support of scientists at all levels.
The AACR and its Foundation envision a healthier world, free of death and suffering due to cancer, resulting from continued scientific advancement. As the authoritative voice and source of cancer research, with the power of major donations and the impact of corporate and philanthropic giving, the AACR and its Foundation accelerate the pace of cancer research, one gift at a time.