Video: The Importance of Cancer Research

Advocates, AACR leaders, and Fellows of the AACR Academy – including a Nobel laureate – make the case for a renewed national commitment to basic science and biomedical research

Cancer research investments provide significant societal and economic returns, and are essential to improving lives now and for future generations. Yet federal funding in support of biomedical and cancer research is stagnant, putting future breakthroughs for patients at risk.

In this video, some of the best minds in cancer research discuss the need for cancer research and cancer research funding, and explain how all of us can contribute to progress against this terrible disease.

We hope you’ll join us in supporting cancer research by sharing this video with your colleagues, friends, and family. To see how far we have advanced in cancer research and to understand what the world risks by not maintaining adequate cancer research funding, see the AACR Cancer Progress Report 2014.