American Association for Cancer Research

Science Policy & Government Affairs

AACR Annual Meeting 2014
AACR will feature 13 sessions addressing key issues in regulatory science and science policy.

Regulatory Science Sessions


Science Policy Sessions

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ncer Policy and Funding: How do we avoid falling off the funding cliff?

Monday, April 19

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (EST)


Healthcare Reform: The Confluence of Comparative Effectiveness, Health IT, and Personalized Medicine

Tuesday, April 20

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EST)


Integrating Science and Policy to Combat the Global Tobacco Epidemic

Tuesday, April 20

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (EST)

From funding research grants to minimizing the barriers to clinical trials, the decisions made in Washington, D.C., directly influence the rate of progress in the war against cancer. Issues regarding health and science are becoming increasingly complex, and competition for limited resources is steadily increasing. These times require that cancer researchers become more actively involved in the policy-making process and take time to educate the public about the exciting progress occurring in the fight against cancer.

The AACR's principal means for devising and implementing strategies to influence funding and important biomedical research-related public policy issues through The Science Policy and Government Affairs Committee and its subcommittees:

Science Policy and Government Affairs Committee - Provides guidance on public issues of concern to cancer researchers and focuses on mechanisms for speeding up cancer research.

AACR Cancer Policy Monitor       
Cancer Action Alliance      Cancer Progress Report 2012     


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AACR Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health

The AACR commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health. The 1964 landmark report, released by Surgeon General Dr. Luther Terry, was the first federal government report linking smoking and ill health, including lung cancer and heart disease. The AACR has published a commemorative collection of original research articles and review articles that spans the entire journal portfolio and includes a commentary from AACR Tobacco and Cancer Subcommittee Chair Roy S. Herbst, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues. Learn more about other AACR initiatives that support this milestone.





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