Goals of the AACR Scientist↔Survivor Program
Broaden survivor and patient advocates’ understanding of
fundamental topics in cancer research and expose them to the
cutting-edge science that is accelerating our progress against cancer
Develop an informed constituency of survivor and patient advocates who work in the larger cancer community.
awareness on the part of scientists and survivor and patient advocates
of the many ways in which they can collaborate to support, influence
and strengthen cancer research.
collaborations among scientists and advocates to increase funding of
cancer research, increase participation in clinical trials, improve the
design of clinical trials, increase the number of effective cancer
drugs, and facilitate access to cancer information for the general
public, high-risk individuals, and minority and underserved
Provide laboratory and clinical scientists
with the opportunity to gain a more personal understanding of the
enormous impact of cancer on patients and their loved ones.
scientists to the key concerns of survivor and patient advocates, which
include survivorship, quality of life, science and public policy, and
other important issues.
Disseminate the knowledge and new perspectives acquired through the program to a vast and diverse audience.
Create mutually beneficial and enduring partnerships among advocates and researchers.
Sept. 19, 2007