Pioneering Scientists Recognized for Groundbreaking Contributions to Cancer Science

Twenty-three distinguished scientists whose major innovations have propelled progress against cancer were elected as Fellows of the AACR Academy. 

For over 115 years, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and its members have propelled lifesaving advances against cancer.

The 2023 Class of the AACR Academy includes pioneering researchers and physician-scientists whose contributions span the continuum of cancer science and medicine. This year’s Fellows join 289 existing members who serve as a global brain trust in cancer research and care. 

The Fellows of the AACR Academy provide ongoing advice and counsel to the AACR leadership on significant and timely scientific topics. Together, the Fellows help advance the mission of the AACR to prevent and cure all types of cancer. 

“These individuals from across the world have all made significant and groundbreaking contributions to cancer research,” said Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc), chief executive officer of the AACR. “The 2023 class of Fellows includes pioneers from numerous scientific disciplines who have collectively shaped our understanding and treatment of cancer.”

Fellows are nominated and elected through a multi-step peer review process conducted by existing Fellows of the AACR Academy. The process involves a rigorous assessment of each candidate’s scientific accomplishments in cancer research and cancer-related sciences. Only individuals whose work has had a significant and enduring impact on cancer research are considered for induction into the AACR Academy. 

The AACR Academy includes 57 Nobel laureates.