American Association for Cancer Research

Landmarks in Cancer Research

Landmarks Much as there is no one disease called cancer, there is no single moment that truly defines the progress in cancer research made over the past 100 years. Instead, the Landmarks presented here offer a vantage point from which we can begin to understand the seminal discoveries and events that have unfolded since the founding of the American Association for Cancer Research in 1907.

As a centennial year tribute to the AACR's role in supporting the fight against cancer, these Landmarks represent the progress in the understanding and eradication of cancer by a global community of scientists, researchers, clinicians, and advocates.

 Click the links below to tour the Landmarks exhibit.


Download a PDF version of the Landmarks brochure, or to request a hard copy, please e-mail