Cancer Prevention Committee
The AACR Cancer Prevention Committee helps to coordinate the long-term prevention agenda of the AACR. The Committee is charged with strengthening existing AACR programs, publications, and other efforts related to cancer prevention research. The group considers new ways to engage cancer prevention researchers from all sub-specialties. The Committee also serves to help develop initiatives to promote global cancer prevention, increase national awareness, and educate the lay public about cancer prevention.
Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Committee
The Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Committee (CTCRC) identifies the most important scientific priorities, issues, and opportunities concerning clinical and translational cancer research that have the potential to enhance patient care and survival and to accelerate progress across all cancer research. The CTCRC also works to optimize AACR’s impact on the current and future state of clinical and translational cancer research worldwide.
Continuing Medical Education Advisory Committee
The Continuing Medical Education (CME) Advisory Committee was established in 2009 to provide guidance on the strategic direction for the AACR Office of CME.
Education and Training Committee
The AACR Education and Training Committee assists in maintaining and improving the quality of AACR programming focused on the education and training of investigators at all career levels. The committee identifies the needs of various constituents across the competitive landscapes in education and recommends focused, educational and training-based opportunities to the AACR Board of Directors. The Committee also evaluates proposals submitted for consideration in the AACR Educational Workshop Series, identifies appropriate cancer researchers to organize each workshop, and helps to identify potential funding sources to support AACR’s education and training programs.
The Executive Committee, whose members are the AACR elected Officers, reviews issues to be considered by the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee is empowered to act on behalf of the Board of Directors between Board meetings and performs such other duties that are usually part of their respective elected positions.
Finance and Audit Committee
The Finance and Audit Committee assists in the financial planning of the Association, and is responsible for maintaining the financial health of the AACR, prioritizing and focusing resources on activities that support the mission of the AACR, and managing resources based on strategic priorities.
International Affairs Committee
The AACR International Affairs Committee seeks to achieve the AACR’s goal of the prevention and cure of cancer by facilitating the acceleration of progress against cancer in all areas of the world.
The Nominating Committee, whose members are elected by the AACR voting membership, selects candidates for the offices of President-Elect, the Board of Directors, and the Nominating Committee.
The Publications Committee was established to assist in maintaining and improving the quality of AACR journals while promoting their fiscal responsibility. The AACR Publications Committee has oversight responsibility for AACR’s journals, Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention; Molecular Cancer Research; Molecular Cancer Therapeutics; Cancer Prevention Research; and Cancer Discovery as well as other AACR scholarly publications as they are developed.
Science Education Committee
The Science Education Committee focuses on cancer (science) education, outreach and enhancement through activities directed at the undergraduate and high school levels. It is currently responsible for the AACR Science Education Awards for Undergraduate Students and the High School Program that takes place each year during the AACR Annual Meeting.
Science Policy and Government Affairs Committee
The Science Policy and Government Affairs Committee is AACR’s principal means for devising and implementing strategies to influence important biomedical research-related public policy issues. The committee analyzes public issues of concern to cancer researchers and focuses on mechanisms for strengthening funding for cancer research. Its members periodically visit legislators in Washington to make the case for increased funding for all forms of biomedical research, periodically submit testimony to Congress, the National Cancer Advisory Board and other governmental agencies, and help shape special sessions to educate Members of Congress and their staff about important issues affecting cancer research.
Special Conferences Committee
The Special Conferences Committee is responsible for planning the AACR’s highly acclaimed special conferences series. Its members determine which topics are most timely and merit coverage in a special conference forum. It also evaluates conference proposals submitted for consideration in the series and identifies appropriate cancer researchers to organize each conference.
The Tellers Committee is charged with certifying all official AACR elections.