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AACR to Host a Policy Briefing at the National Press Club to Unveil Annual Cancer Progress Report

Registration for the in-person briefing and virtual livestream is open


The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will host a policy briefing to unveil the AACR Cancer Progress Report 2022 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. There will also be a virtual livestream of the event.

Now in its 12th edition, 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 and National Cancer Institute. This year’s report will provide the most up-to-date cancer incidence, mortality, and survivorship statistics; highlight how recent advances across the clinical cancer care continuum are helping cancer patients and their loved ones; and address ongoing challenges, such as cancer health disparities and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer research and care.

Speakers will discuss recent advances in basic, translational, and clinical cancer research and their personal experiences as researchers, physicians, and patients.


Wednesday, September 21, 2022
12-1:30 p.m. ET


National Press Club
529 14th St NW, 13th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20045

Register to View the Event Livestream Register to Attend the Briefing in Person


Speakers and panelists include:

  • Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc), AACR Chief Executive Officer
  • Lisa Coussens, PhD, FAACR, AACR President; Chair, Department of Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology, Associate Director for Basic Research, Oregon Health and Science University Knight Cancer Institute, Portland, Oregon
  • John Carpten, PhD, FAACR, Member, AACR Board of Directors; Chair, Department of Translational Genomics and the Translational Genomics Institute, University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center-Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles
  • Johnny Borgstrom, patient featured in the AACR Cancer Progress Report 2022
  • Alexandra Vitale, patient featured in the AACR Cancer Progress Report 2022

There will be a Q&A session at the end of the briefing.