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AACR Virtual Patient Advocate Forum

The Science of Cancer Survivorship

June 28, 2022

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Recent studies highlight the growing number of cancer survivors and the unique challenges that come from the late and long-term effects of cancer treatments. Accordingly, cancer survivorship is gaining recognition as an important, albeit understudied, area of research. The AACR Patient Advocate Forum discusses research advancing the field of cancer survivorship, identifies gaps in knowledge, and explores the future direction of cancer survivorship research.


Anna D. Barker, PhD, FAACR, Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, California


Gregory J. Aune, MD, PhD, University of Texas Health at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

Lisa M. Coussens, PhD, FAACR, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Portland, Oregon

Adam Hayden, AACR Scientist↔Survivor Program®, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana

Susan Hong, MD, MPH, FACP, VCU Massey Cancer Center, Richmond, Virginia

Patty Spears, AACR Scientist↔Survivor Program®, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

AACR Patient Advocate Forums

The AACR is committed to providing educational programming to patients with cancer and patient advocacy communities to support their collective mission to find cures for all cancers. AACR Patient Advocate Forums invite leaders from patient advocacy, academia, industry, and health care communities to discuss pressing topics and the latest discoveries in cancer research. These virtual forums are provided quarterly at no cost to attendees and open to the public. 

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