AACR Advocacy Partners Pavilion 2022

Cure in SightACIR/UCIRAmerican Brain Tumor Association
American Lung AssociationAngelmira’s Center for Women with Advanced CancerBladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN)
Cancer TodayCholangiocarcinoma FoundationColorectal Cancer Alliance
ComedyCures FoundationCommunity Oncology AllianceDragon Master Foundation
Friend for Life Cancer Support NetworkGI Cancers AllianceHealthTree Foundation
Hope for Stomach CancerInternational Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia FoundationKidneyCAN
Kids V CancerKRAS KickersNeuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation
Stupid Cancer, Inc.The Brain Tumor NetworkTriage Cancer
Unite for HER

A Cure In Sight

A Cure In Sight helps provide services nationwide through building public awareness, educating ocular melanoma patients and their caregivers, funding ongoing cancer research, and financially helping in-need ocular melanoma patients find and pay for treatments they need. Contact: Melody Burchett, [email protected]


ACIR’s mission is to fast-track cancer immunotherapy research by providing a free weekly digest of the key advances in cancer immunobiology, experimental immunotherapy, and innovative methods. We cover all the different aspects of immuno-oncology and include articles in basic immunology, reviews and clinical trials. Get your weekly updates with ACIR! Contact: Gaelle Lespinasse-Llambi, [email protected]

American Brain Tumor Association

The American Brain Tumor Association is the nation’s oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to brain tumor education, support, and research. In 1973, the ABTA was founded by two mothers determined to find answers that, at the time, were not yet available. Since then, the ABTA has funded more than $32 million in brain tumor research and now reaches a national audience, providing educational and support resources. The ABTA is a steadfast advocate on behalf of the brain tumor community in the United States. Contact: Carolyn Giannopoulos, [email protected]

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org Contact: Taimoor Zahir, [email protected]

Angelmira’s Center for Women with Advanced Cancer

Angelmira’s Center for Women with Advanced Cancer mission is to help women diagnosed with advanced or metastatic cancer improve their quality of life and outcomes through education, companionship, scientific research and integrative support. Contact: Maricarmen Planas-Silva, [email protected]

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN)

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) BCAN is on the front-lines advocating for greater public awareness and increased funding for research to identify effective treatments and eventually, a cure for bladder cancer. Contact: Morgan Stout, [email protected]

Cancer today

Cancer Today guides readers through every step of the cancer journey, empowering them with reliable reporting on the latest advances in cancer research; insider looks at the people driving progress against cancer; practical advice for living life as a cancer patient or survivor; guidance on being an active partner in one’s treatment; candid stories about how patients, survivors and caregivers are dealing with the disease; and thoughtful examination of efforts to overcome obstacles to quality cancer care and quality of life.‬ Contact: Ron Grunsby, [email protected]

Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation

The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation is a global 501(c)(3) organization. Its mission is to find a cure and improve the quality of life for those affected by cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer). The Foundation achieves this by raising funds for research, advocating for patients, forming collaborations, and providing education about the lethal cancer. Contact: Myria Kelly, [email protected]

Colorectal Cancer Alliance

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is a national nonprofit committed to ending colorectal cancer. Working with our nation of passionate allies, we diligently support the needs of patients and families, caregivers, and survivors; eagerly raise awareness of preventive screening; and continually strive to fund critical research. Contact: Kimberley Newcomer, [email protected]

Comedy Cures Foundation

The ComedyCures Foundation brings joy, hope, and humor when you need it most. Through our award-winning digital programs and live events, ComedyCures entertains, educates, and helps you develop your superpowers of laughter, hope, joy, play, and a comic perspective. Contact: Saranne Rothberg, [email protected]

Community Oncology Alliance

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) is dedicated to preserving community oncology, where the majority of Americans with cancer are treated. COA ensures patients receive quality, affordable, accessible cancer care in their own communities. COA’s Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) raises awareness of independent, community cancer care and issues that affect it. Contact: Rose Gerber, [email protected]

Dragon Master Foundation

Dragon Master Foundation’s mission is to find and accelerate cures for cancers and other diseases by fostering and rewarding a community of collaboration and innovation. We seek to expedite research, development, and treatments as well as to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Contact: Amanda Haddock, [email protected]


Established in 1988, Friend for Life is a network of cancer survivors and co-survivors (caregivers) who serve as trained Peer Navigators, providing one-on-one emotional and psychosocial support to persons diagnosed with cancer, and their loved ones. Facing cancer with someone who has been through a similar experience helps restore a sense of stability during a tumultuous time and to navigate the path through diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Contact: Judy Kasey-Houlette, [email protected]

GI Cancers Alliance

The GI Cancers Alliance works to raise awareness, education and advocate the prevention, treatment and cure of gastrointestinal cancers through a collaboration among advocacy groups, industry, academic and health care partners. Contact: Martha Raymond, [email protected]


The HealthTree Foundation is a patient-driven, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that empowers patients with rare diseases at each step of their disease journey – from diagnosis, through education, care and on to a cure. We currently have divisions in acute myeloid leukemia and multiple myeloma. Contact: Kerith Amen, [email protected]


Hope for Stomach Cancer provides resources to patients and caregivers while promoting early detection and prevention.  ‘Hope’ creates and facilitates programs that enable those affected by stomach cancer to take actionable steps and overcome each phase of the disease. Our vision is to bridge the gap between research and patient care. Contact: Aki Smith, [email protected]

International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation

The International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) is a patient-founded and volunteer-led nonprofit organization dedicated to a simple but compelling vision: Support and educate everyone affected by Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia (WM) while advancing the search for a cure. Contact: Sara McKinnie, [email protected]


KidneyCAN is a patient-created and patient-driven movement with a mission to accelerate cures for kidney cancer by: advocating for government and industry funding, facilitating collaboration across research and clinical disciplines, offering direct financial support for researchers with promising ideas, engaging the patients and caregivers through educational outreach, and connecting patients with trial and treatment opportunities. Contact: Bryan Lewis, [email protected]

kids v cancer

Kids v Cancer is champion of PEDIATRIC VOUCHERS, establishing incentives for pediatric drug development and RACE FOR CHILDREN ACT, requiring cancer drugs to be studied in children. We now ask Congress to pass GIVE KIDS A CHANCE ACT, requiring pediatric study plans to be of combinations of cancer therapies. Contact: Nancy Goodman, [email protected]

KRAS Kickers

We connect people to current research & community to Kick Cancer’s KRAS! KRAS knowledge + Research + Advocacy = Survivorship KRAS Kickers joins patients, researchers and doctors together with our common kick KRAS goal! Contact: Terri Conneran, [email protected]

Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation

The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation helps to fund research to discover cures and more effective treatments for neuroendocrine cancers. The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation is committed to improving the lives of patients, families, and caregivers affected by neuroendocrine cancer by providing information and educational resources. Contact: Elyse Gellerman, [email protected]

Stupid Cancer, Inc.

Stupid Cancer helps to empower everyone affected by adolescent and young adult cancer (AYA) by ending isolation and building community so that everyone in the AYA community is supported, understood, and accepted. Contact: Alison Silberman, [email protected]cancer.org

the brain tumor network

The Brain Tumor Network provides compassionate and personalized high-touch navigation to patients and caregivers in the United States who seek information about treatment options for primary brain tumors beyond the standard of care. All services are provided free of charge, helping patients overcome treatment obstacles and facilitate access to quality healthcare. Contact: Hilary Keeley, [email protected]

Triage Cancer

Triage Cancer is a national, nonprofit organization that provides education on the practical and legal issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, through free events, materials, and resources. Contact: Madison McMahon Ward, [email protected]

Unite for HER

Unite For HER’s mission is to enrich the health and well-being of those diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancers – for life – by funding and delivering integrative therapies. Our vision is that every person with breast and ovarian cancers will feel the support of a loving community, and will have access to comprehensive education, services, and tools that enrich their health and well-being. Contact: Corianne Schrim, [email protected]

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