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Leadership and Governance

The mission of the AACR is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration. Through its programs and services, the AACR fosters research in cancer and related biomedical science; accelerates the dissemination of new research findings among scientists and others dedicated to the conquest of cancer; promotes science education and training; and advances the understanding of cancer etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world.

To accomplish its mission, the association calls upon its many member volunteers who serve as officers and directors and on numerous committees. AACR member and non-member volunteers are also involved in AACR programs including the Annual Meeting, other meetings and conferences, the AACR journals, and other scholarly publications. ​