Initiatives and Partnerships
The AACR is proud of its mission to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration. Some of the AACR’s signature events include:
The AACR June L. Biedler Prize for
The AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism is a program of the American Association for Cancer
Research (AACR) to raise awareness of the critical role that the media
play in educating the public about cancer and cancer research. The AACR
Biedler Prize has been established to showcase outstanding examples of
cancer journalism, and to recognize individual professional journalists
who have produced accurate, informative, and compelling stories.
National Cancer Research Month
Each May, the AACR celebrates National Cancer Research Month, which recognizes the importance of cancer
research and the contributions of researchers, physician-scientists,
survivors, and patient advocates across the United States who are
dedicated to the conquest of cancer.
National Survey on Cancer Research Funding
In conjunction with the publication of its fifth annual Cancer Progress Report, the AACR commissioned a national survey on cancer and cancer research funding.
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
The AACR was proud to be a production supporter of the PBS documentary
CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES, which aired nationwide Monday, March 30 through Wednesday, April 1, 2015.