National Cancer Survivor Month
Please join the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in support of this campaign celebrating those who have fought the disease and those who are currently in treatment. Thanks to spectacular advances in cancer research, more than 18 million people in the United States are cancer survivors who are living with, through, and beyond their disease.
Who is a cancer survivor? According to the National Cancer Institute, an individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis, through the balance of his or her life. Every survivorship experience is unique as they may face challenges during and after treatments. With survivorship research, adverse effects will be controlled, treated, and prevented.
what the aacr is doing in the area of cancer survivorship
The AACR’s Scientist↔Survivor Program (SSP) is an integral part of National Cancer Survivor Month. Read about it on Cancer Research Catalyst, the AACR blog: Honoring National Cancer Survivors Month, Recognizing the AACR Scientist↔Survivor Program®’s Positive Impact
What can you do to support cancer survivors?
Contact A Member of Congress
- Contact your members of Congress to make cancer research a national priority. Share your concerns about funding for cancer survivorship research, clinical trial barriers, and the need for better treatments with your member of Congress.
- Register for the Rally for Medical Research and join advocates from around the country to meet with your congressional representatives to share the importance of funding lifesaving cancer research.
Raise Awareness About Cancer Survivorship
- Tell everyone that June is National Cancer Survivor Month by linking to this page on social media. You can also like, retweet, share, and comment on @AACR and @AACRFoundation social media posts to amplify the message.
- Share your story! Write a blog, publish an op-ed, or post your survivorship story on social and share how you have benefited from cancer research. Tag @AACR and use the hashtags #ResearchSavesLives and #CelebrateSurvivorship.
Learn More About Cancer Survivorship
- Take the AACR Cancer Survivor Quiz to test your knowledge on cancer survivorship.
- Watch the AACR Annual Meeting 2023 cancer survivorship session Advances in Supportive Care.
- Register for the virtual AACR Patient Advocate Forum: The Evolution of Regulatory Science and Its Impact on Cancer Research to watch on-demand and learn more about lifesaving cancer research.
- Read the AACR Cancer Progress Report and AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report to learn how research is driving new treatments and improving cancer survivorship.
Donate to Lifesaving Cancer Research
- Donate to support lifesaving research at the AACR.
- Volunteer at an AACR event and spread the word about the importance of cancer research.
Join the AACR Advocacy Community
- Engage with AACR on social media using the official #CelebrateSurvivorship. Like the AACR Facebook page, follow @AACR on Twitter, and join the Advocate Facebook Group.
- Become an AACR Advocate Affiliate Member
- Subscribe to AACR Advocacy Alerts to stay informed about AACR patient advocate events and programs.
- Subscribe to Cancer Today, the AACR publication for cancer patients, survivors, and their family members and friends.
Featured events for NCSM 2023
- June 13: NCI Office of Cancer Survivorship Directors Series: Sexual Concerns of Cancer Survivors
- June 15: FDA OCE Conversation on Cancer Public Panel Discussion: Engaging the Generations
- June 27: AACR Virtual Patient Advocate Forum: The Evolution of Regulatory Science