American Association for Cancer Research

Mentoring Opportunities for AACR Members

Do you remember the mentors who made a difference in your early training? Are you interested in sharing your expertise with bright high school, undergraduate or post baccalaureate students? 

All AACR members are invited to volunteer as mentors, whether during AACR annual meetings and special conferences, in their regional or local areas, or via e-mentoring. 

By strengthening interactions between cancer scientists and promising students, we hope to facilitate the contributions of these students to scientific research and the conquest of cancer. 

Join us on this journey by completing the Mentor Interest Form* or email us at

Volunteer as a Judge*
Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition
AACR Annual Meeting 2014
San Diego, CA
Saturday, April 5, 2014 (plus prior commitment to review and rate abstracts)
Judges are needed to evaluate undergraduate students' research abstracts, posters and presentations. Read all student abstracts in advance, then visit a selection of student posters at the competition to help decide the winners of the AACR-Gary J. Miller Undergraduate Prizes.

Volunteer as a Mentor*
Special Program for High School Students
AACR Annual Meeting 2014
San Diego, CA
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Mentors are needed to show students the Poster and Exhibit Hall, spend time with high school students and their teachers at the networking lunch and answer questions about your career path, research work and research opportunities available for students.

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Check this page for upcoming mentoring opportunities, or email us at