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AACR to Host a Congressional Briefing to Unveil the AACR Cancer Progress Report 2018


American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) to host a Congressional briefing to unveil the AACR Cancer Progress Report 2018.

In its eighth year, the AACR Cancer Progress Report showcases progress against cancer from the past year, and underscores the importance of robust, sustained, and predictable growth in funding for the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and Cancer Prevention and Control Programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas 2nd District)

Elizabeth Jaffee, MD, President, American Association for Cancer Research; Chair, AACR Cancer Progress Report 2018; Deputy Director, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc), CEO, American Association for Cancer Research, Philadelphia

Quynh-Thu Le, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford Cancer Institute, Palo Alto, California

Survivor Stories from the AACR Cancer Progress Report 2018:

Chuck Dandridge, survivor of acute myeloid leukemia, Mansfield, Texas

Tori Lee, pediatric cancer survivor of acute lymphoblastic leukemia with Tori’s parents, Dana and Chris Lee, Oakhurst, New Jersey

Laurie Trotman, survivor of breast cancer, Hoover, Alabama


Wednesday, September 12, 2018
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For in-person attendance, please RSVP to Rachel Salis-Silverman, [email protected].


Rayburn House Office Building
The Gold Room (Room 2168)
Capitol Hill

Briefing is in cooperation with U.S. Representative Kevin Yoder (R-Kansas).