May is National Cancer Research Month 

The American Association for Cancer Research (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. 

This year, many of the AACR’s more than 47,000 members are contributing their scientific, research, and clinical expertise to the worldwide effort to address the COVID-19 pandemic and to caring for those suffering from the novel coronavirus. Even as we honor all those who are working tirelessly against COVID-19, the AACR continues to support the ongoing research needed to drive further progress against cancer.

Thanks to spectacular 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 diagnoses. Despite that progress, far too many people continue to suffer and die due to these diseases. 

The AACR hopes you will take a moment at this extraordinary time to show your strong support of pioneering cancer research that is saving lives every day.

#NCRM20 #ResearchSavesLives

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Visit these resources to learn more about the progress being made against cancer:

AACR Cancer Progress Report

AACR Cancer Progress Report

The AACR Cancer Progress Report highlights how federally funded research is spurring improvements in public health and driving innovative breakthroughs across the spectrum of cancer care.

Cancer Today

Cancer Today

Cancer Today magazine is the authoritative resource for cancer patients, survivors, and their family members and friends.

Patient Advocacy

Patient Advocacy

The AACR’s Cancer Survivor and Patient Advocacy Program is dedicated to fostering mutually beneficial and enduring partnerships among leaders of the cancer survivor, patient advocacy, and scientific communities.

Leading Discoveries

Leading Discoveries

Read the current digital issue of Leading Discoveries, the AACR’s publication highlighting the work of the AACR and its members and acknowledging those who make it possible.