In This Section

Message from President Biden to the AACR Commemorates May as National Cancer Research Month

Letter also emphasizes his administration’s commitment to cancer research

PHILADELPHIA – Today, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) received a letter from President Joseph Biden commemorating May as National Cancer Research Month. In his message, the president, who lost his son Beau Biden to a deadly form of brain cancer in 2015, said that organizations like the AACR are crucial partners in the fight to end cancer.

“We are on the cusp of breakthroughs that will save lives, and we must continue our efforts to support the research needed to find a cure,” said Biden. “While we have made incredible progress against this indiscriminate disease, we must also reaffirm our national commitment to preventing cancer, improving treatments and the delivery of care, and finding a cure. This includes efforts to advance research, increase prevention, promote early detection, enhance treatment, and support the needs of cancer survivors and caregivers.”

The AACR initiated and supports National Cancer Research Month to highlight the importance of lifesaving research to the millions of people around the world affected by the collection of devastating diseases we call cancer. Thanks to advances in cancer research, more than 16.9 million people in the United States and millions more around the world are living with, through, and beyond their cancer diagnoses.

You can read the full letter from President Biden on the AACR website.