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Cancer Science Saves Lives

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is committed to supporting the public’s education on cancer and cancer research, underscoring how cancer science saves lives. With access to the world’s greatest minds in cancer research, the AACR develops educational initiatives and programs for the community that highlight the latest advances in cancer.

Progress and Promise Against Cancer – Washington, D.C.

Progress and Promise Against Cancer – Washington, D.C.

At the AACR Annual Meeting 2017, Progress and Promise Against Cancer brought together the nation’s leading cancer researchers with patient advocates for conversation and education about innovations in cancer research, treatment, and prevention.

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Progress and Promise Against Cancer Webinar 2017

Progress and Promise Against Cancer Webinar 2017

This webinar took place on Oct. 17, 2017 and featured AACR experts discussing the AACR Cancer Progress Report 2017. They offered their perspectives on the latest advances in cancer research and the importance of federal funding for medical research.

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Progress and Promise Against Cancer – New Orleans

Progress and Promise Against Cancer – New Orleans

At the AACR Annual Meeting 2016, AACR held a community forum on cancer research in partnership with the Louisiana Cancer Research Center.

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Cancer Precision Medicine – Philadelphia

Cancer Precision Medicine – Philadelphia

The AACR and the Philadelphia Inquirer hosted this event featuring the Delaware Valley's top cancer specialists sharing their knowledge and big ideas in the quest to cure and prevent cancer.

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Take Action

We have made spectacular progress against cancer thanks to breakthroughs in cancer science. However, with more then 600,000 people in the United Sates projected to die from the cancer this year, our work is not done. Get involved to ensure that the momentum continues: