The mission of the Pediatric Cancer Working Group (PCWG) is to establish childhood cancer research as a global priority supported by improved funding, the very latest technologies, and best educational strategies. The PCWG will provide a forum for communication and collaboration among basic, clinical, and translational researchers in academia, industry, and government on all aspects of pediatric cancer research. It will serve as an interface bridging the AACR with advocacy and legislative groups to promote the prevention and cure of cancers arising in children.
How to Join PCWG
Membership in PCWG is open to all members of the AACR interested in childhood cancer.
AACR members may indicate their wish to join PCWG via the AACR annual dues invoice, which is sent to members in the winter of each year.
You may also join PCWG at other times during the year by completing the Working Group Membership Form (Adobe Acrobat Reader is required).
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Pediatric Cancer Research Funding Opportunities
The AACR is currently accepting applications for the QuadW Foundation-AACR Fellowship for Clinical/Translational Sarcoma Research and the AACR-Aflac Inc. Career Development Award for Pediatric Cancer Research. The deadline to submit applications for both funding opportunities is December 11, 2013, at noon, Eastern Time. To view past recipients and program details, visit the Pediatric Cancer Research Funding Opportunities page.
AACR Participates in ABC News Twitter Chat on Pediatric Cancer
The AACR participated in an ABC News Twitter chat, “Conquering Childhood Cancer,” led by Richard Besser, M.D., chief health and medical editor at ABC News. The Twitter chat was held from 1-2 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 and resulted in 2,373 tweets.