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AACR to Host a Virtual Congressional Briefing to Unveil its 11th Annual AACR Cancer Progress Report

Registration for virtual briefing is open


The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will host a virtual congressional briefing to unveil the AACR Cancer Progress Report 2021.

Now in its 11th 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 also highlight the enormous strides in cancer research and treatment since the National Cancer Act was signed into law 50 years ago. Speakers and panelists at the briefing will discuss recent advances in basic, translational, and clinical cancer research; their personal experiences as researchers, physicians, and patients during the pandemic; and policy recommendations to ensure the U.S. maintains its momentum against cancer.


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

1-2 p.m. ET


This briefing will be presented virtually via Zoom. To register, please fill out this form.


Speakers and panelists include:

  • Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc),AACR Chief Executive Officer
  • David A. Tuveson, MD, PhD, FAACR, AACR President; Chair, AACR Cancer Progress Report 2021 Steering Committee; Director, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cancer Center
  • Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, MD, FAACR, Director, National Cancer Institute
  • Helen E. Heslop, MD, DSc (hon.), Member, AACR Cancer Progress Report 2021 Steering Committee; Interim Director, Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Bryan Chagolla, featured in the AACR Cancer Progress Report 2021
  • Susan Falbo, featured in the AACR Cancer Progress Report 2021

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