May Is National Cancer Research Month

May is National Cancer Research Month, during which the American Association for Cancer Research partners with advocacy groups, cancer centers, and research institutions to raise awareness of the high-quality, innovative cancer research happening across the country and around the world.

Here’s how you can join us in supporting progress toward the prevention, treatment, and cure of cancer:

Share your stories of hope

This year, we launched a new campaign asking those affected by cancer to share their stories of real hope, like metastatic breast cancer patient and advocate Lori Marx-Rubiner does in this video.

Post a photo or video on your social networks using the hashtag #RealHopeIs to let the world know what real hope means to you. Or, post it to the National Cancer Research Month Facebook page.

Call on Congress to make cancer research a top national priority

Federal funding for medical research continues to decline, threatening the future health of all Americans. This is an important time to educate lawmakers about the importance of robust investment in the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about the AACR’s science policy and government affairs work.

Donate to the AACR Foundation

The AACR Foundation accelerates progress in the conquest of cancer by providing financial support for cancer research that has the highest potential for impact. Learn more about the AACR Foundation.

For more resources and information on National Cancer Research Month and how you can support cancer research, visit, like National Cancer Research Month on Facebook, and follow #NCRM15 and #RealHopeIs on Twitter.

How will you participate in National Cancer Research Month? Tell us in the comments!