The American Association for Cancer Research has been a longtime leader in advancing the science of cancer health disparities. As our core values include diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, the AACR is deeply committed to achieving the bold vision of cancer health equity for all:

Cancer Health Disparities

AACR programs and initiatives help to identify, quantify, and understand the causes of cancer health disparities, which is critical to the development and implementation of strategies to eliminate them. These efforts include cataloguing ancestry-related differences in cancer biology to unlock the potential of precision medicine. Since its launch in 2007, the AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities has been the touchstone event for the cancer health equity research community.

Tomi Akinyemiju, PhD
Douglas R. Lowy, MD, FAACR

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and BElonging

Through education, training, and research funding, the AACR works to ensure that the cancer health care workforce reflects the community it serves. In addition, AACR programs and initiatives examine the structural and systemic biases in the cancer research enterprise and work to eliminate them.

John M. Carethers, MD, MACP, and Melissa B. Davis, PhD

Patient Advocacy and Policy

The AACR catalyzes progress toward health equity by disseminating critical information to legislators, regulators, and the cancer community and calling for action on policies that can improve public health.

Lola Fashoyin Aje
Lola Fashoyin-Aje, MD, MPH
John D. Carpten, PhD, FAACR, and Kathy Giusti
Wenora Y. Johnson
Henry J. Henderson III, PhD, and Sigourney Bell