American Association for Cancer Research

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Welcome to the AACR's website for survivors and advocates. Below are some of our resources for survivors, families and patient advocates. For even more materials, please see the navigation bar at the left


Advocacy Opportunities at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014

Learn more about the AACR Annual Meeting 2014. Check out the advocate opportunities at the annual meeting.

Before the meeting

During the meeting

  • Check out the 2014 Cancer Advocate Posters.
  • Network with local and national advocacy organizations at the AACR Advocacy Partners Pavilion
  • Participate in an advocate session: Cancer Foundation
    Online Communication Between Cancer Patients and Their Support Community Improves Outcomes.
    Sunday, April 6, 2014, 4:15 - 5:15 pm

After the meeting



Summer 2012 Cancer TodayPublished by the AACR, Cancer Today is the authoritative resource for cancer patients, survivors and their family members and friends. In every issue, Cancer Today offers information and inspiration as you face the challenges of diagnosis, treatment, survivorship or caregiving.

Visit the Cancer Today website to read articles from the magazine, view the digital edition, subscribe or sign up for the free Cancer Today e-newsletter.

Patient support organizations, cancer centers, and doctor's offices can request free bulk subscriptions to the print magazine.



Affiliate Membership for Patient Advocates

The AACR encourages patient advocates to join its network. Affiliate membership is open to all patient advocates who are promoting the advancement of cancer research, including those who are members of organizations and those who work as independent patient advocates. Membership offers an array of benefits and opportunities. If you are interested in helping us fulfill your mission and ours, sign up now!

The AACR Cancer Progress Report

The AACR has released the AACR Cancer Progress Report 2013. The report celebrates the many ways that scientists have made research count for cancer patients and highlights the great need for continued support for cancer research.


Cancer Support and Advocacy Resources
Look here for an extensive list of cancer support and patient advocacy organizations, government and research institutions, and useful websites. Find organized lists of groups dedicated to specific types of cancer.

"How to ..." Series

Find information about support groups, clinical trials, financial help, and fundraising.