American Association for Cancer Research

Benefits of Associate Membership

Associate Member Benefits

  • Low Associate Member dues of $50 (Dues for Associate members located in countries with emerging economies have been set at $25);
  • Significantly reduced registration rates for participation in AACR Special Conferences;
  • subscriptions to the AACR's high-quality journals: Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research; Cancer Discovery; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention; Molecular Cancer Therapeutics; Molecular Cancer Research and Cancer Prevention Research at reduced member rates. Free access to the online version of AACR’s newest journal, Cancer Immunology Research;
  • Discounted color and page charges for articles published in the journals;
  • The privilege of sponsoring a proffered paper (abstract) for consideration for presentation at the AACR Annual Meeting; provided that (a) the Associate member is the presenter of the paper and (b) an Active, Emeritus or Honorary member in good standing of AACR also endorses the paper in support of the work. (In this instance the member who endorses the abstract does not lose his or her own sponsorship privilege.);
  • The opportunity to apply to give an oral presenation in select Major Symposia and New Concepts sessions at the AACR Annual Meeting; 
  • An advanced copy of the Program (online) and the Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research, which contains more that 6,000 abstracts of proffered papers presented at the Annual Meeting;
  • The opportunity to participate in Summer Educational Training Workshops that foster knowledge in the cancer field for investigators in training;
  • Eligibility to apply for various travel grants, including AACR Career Development Awards, Scholar-in-Training Awards for both AACR Annual Meetings and Special Conferences, Minority Scholar Awards in Cancer Research, and the prestigious Brigid G. Leventhal Scholar Awards in Cancer Research;
  • Networking and informal scientific exchange with leading researcher in the cancer field;
  • The opportunity to serve on the AACR Associate Member Council (AMC);
  • The professional benefits of AACR’s public education activities concerning funding for cancer research and press coverage of the latest research findings;
  • A Membership Card that acknowledges member is in good standing for the current year;
  • Membership Certificates; and
  • Many more ongoing benefits.