National Cancer Survivor Month
Please join the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in support of this awareness and education campaign celebrating those who have fought the disease and those who are currently in treatment. Thanks to spectacular advances in cancer research, more than 16.9 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 can you do to support cancer survivors?
You Can Contact A Member of Congress.
- Contact your members of Congress to make cancer research a national priority. Share your concerns about funding for 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.
You Can Raise Awareness About Survivorship
- Tell everyone that June is National Cancer Survivor Month by posting this link to your 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.
- Upload the National Cancer Survivor Month frame to your Facebook profile picture to spread the word. Search NCSM21.
You Can Learn More About Survivorship
- Read the AACR Cancer Progress Report and AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report to learn how research is driving new treatments and improving cancer survivorship.
- Take the AACR Cancer Survivor Quiz to test your knowledge on cancer survivorship.
- Register for AACR Patient Advocate Forums to learn about pressing topics and the latest discoveries in cancer research.
- Watch AACR Dialogues between patient advocates, physicians, and scientists to learn their unique perspectives and shared experiences.
You Can Donate to Lifesaving Cancer Research
- Join AACR on June 6 to participate in the 2021 National Cancer Survivors Day Virtual Run to raise funds and awareness about cancer survivorship.
- Donate to support lifesaving research at the AACR. We are committed to helping prevent and cure all cancers.
You Can Join the AACR Advocacy Community.
- Engage with AACR on social media. Like the AACR Facebook page, follow @AACR on Twitter, and join the Advocate Facebook group. Join the conversation and share your patient/survivor perspective using the official hashtags #ResearchSavesLives and #CelebrateSurvivorship.
- Become an AACR Advocate Affiliate Member and receive free registration to AACR scientific conferences.
- Subscribe to AACR Advocacy Alerts. Receive monthly emails that keep you 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.