American Association for Cancer Research

AACR Centennial

The AACR commemorated its 100th anniversary on May 7, 2007. Through special events and programs, the AACR marked a century of progress in saving lives through cancer research and recognized the accomplishments of the countless researchers, physicians, advocates and patients who contribute to the ongoing effort to conquer cancer.

In April 2009, the AACR convened its 100th Annual Meeting completing its commemoration of 100 years of exploration and leadership in the field of cancer research.

For the past 100 years, the programs and services of AACR have fostered the exchange of knowledge and new ideas among scientists dedicated to cancer research, provided mentorship and training opportunities for the next generation of cancer researchers, and increased the public's understanding of cancer. For the next 100 years, or until its work is done, the AACR will continue to be the voice of cancer research in the world.


In commemoration of AACR's Centennial, some of the world's top cancer researchers, advocates and leaders reflect on AACR's role in 100 years of progress in cancer research and look toward a promising future of cancer science discovery. Please click the link to view the Centennial video, "A Century of Progress, Our Mission, Our Dream."

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