National Cancer Survivor Month

Three-time cancer survivor Wenora Johnson of Joliet, Illinois.

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

Donate to Lifesaving Cancer Research

Join the AACR Advocacy Community