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AACR Events for Patient Advocates

UPCOMING EVENTS

February 16, 2021 – AACR Virtual Patient Advocate Forum
Time: 1:00 – 3:30 PM EST   
Join AACR for a discussion on breakthrough science and future innovations moderated by Dr. Anna Barker from the Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine at USC. Sign Up for Additional Information

May 4, 2021 – AACR Virtual Patient Advocate Forum
Time: 1:00 – 3:30 PM EST   
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August 17, 2021 – AACR Virtual Patient Advocate Forum
Time: 1:00 – 3:30 PM EST   
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November 16, 2021 – AACR Virtual Patient Advocate Forum
Time: 1:00 – 3:30 PM EST   
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RECENT EVENTS

December 9 – AACR/ABCF Special Education Session
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) partnered with the Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation to present a virtual educational program on cancer stem cells and metaplastic breast cancer.

November 20 – AACR Dialogue: Lung Cancer FB Live
Ivy Elkins and Jill Feldman, co-founders of EGFR Resisters Lung Cancer Patient Group, share their journey with lung cancer in an AACR Dialogue Facebook Live event.

October 29 – Facebook Live: Dialogue on Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
In this edition of AACR Dialogues, triple-negative breast cancer survivors turned advocates, Cynthia Ryan and Melanie Nix speak candidly about their experience with the disease.

October 1 – AACR Virtual Patient Advocate Forum: COVID-19 and Cancer
Advocates from across the cancer community joined this free virtual event to get the latest information on the science of COVID-19, new treatments, vaccines in development, and the impact of the pandemic on cancer care.

September 23 – Virtual Briefing: Release of the AACR Cancer Progress Report
The annual AACR Cancer Progress Report to Congress and the American public is a cornerstone of the efforts of the AACR to educate the public about cancer and the importance of biomedical research, as well as to advocate for increased federal funding for the NIH, NCI, FDA, and CDC.

September 21 – Science of Cancer Health Disparities: Advocate Pre-Conference Session
Dr. Lisa Newman, the AACR Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship Awardee, shared with advocates her amazing work in disparities and provided an overview of the Science of Cancer Health Disparities sessions.

September 16 -17 – Rally for Medical Research 2020 Virtual Hill Day
Annual event to call on our nation’s policymakers to make funding for NIH a national priority and raise awareness about the importance of continued investment in medical research that leads to MORE PROGRESS, MORE HOPE and MORE LIVES SAVED.

September 16 – Virtual Briefing: Release of the AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) released its inaugural AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2020 at a virtual congressional briefing.

May 27 – AACR FDA Advocate Listening Session on Cancer Clinical Trials During COVID-19
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE) recorded a patient advocate listening session on May 27, 2020, to learn more about cancer clinical trials during COVID-19 and the COVID-19 Related Guidance Documents for Industry, FDA Staff, and Other Stakeholders. 

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