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The Advocacy Alert newsletter, emailed monthly, provides announcements to our patient advocate community on AACR patient advocacy activities, programs, and initiatives. Subscribe here

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AACR Annual Meeting 2021: Register Now

Don’t miss your chance to participate in the world’s most comprehensive cancer research meeting! Meeting registration includes access to both weeks of the Annual Meeting (April 10-15 and May 17-21) as well as on-demand access to all sessions. Discounted registration rates and scholarships are available for all patient advocates. Advocate Affiliate Members register for free.

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Patient Advocates at the Virtual AACR Annual Meeting

Patient advocates are important stakeholders in cancer research and valuable participants at the AACR Annual Meeting. AACR is offering a number of programs and networking opportunities for patient advocates at the virtual AACR Annual Meeting 2021 including the Advocacy Partners Pavilion, the Scientist↔Survivor Program® (SSP), AACR Distinguished Public Service Awards, and much more

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Congratulations 2021 Annual Meeting Scientist↔Survivor Program®  Patient Advocates 

Congratulations to the esteemed class of patient advocates selected for the AACR Annual Meeting 2021 Scientist↔Survivor Program® (SSP). SSP Advocates represent a diverse group of cancer communities and thousands of patients from around the globe. Learn about their advocacy programs by visiting the SSP advocate posters at the Annual Meeting.

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Mark Your Calendars for the May 4 AACR Virtual Patient Advocate Forum on Immuno-Oncology

The rapid development of immuno-oncology therapies is transforming the cancer treatment landscape and bolstering hope for many cancer patients. But why doesn’t it create a durable response for all patients with cancer? Join us on May 4 for a free patient advocate forum to explore this question and many others.

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Patient Advocates Tune in for Precision Medicine Primer

A recent article in Cancer Today highlighted AACR’s Feb.16 virtual patient forum on precision oncology where speakers discussed advances in cancer diagnostics, the latest research into targeted therapies, and breakthroughs in immunotherapy. Cancer researcher Anna D. Barker of the Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine at USC moderated the forum. Visit our website for the on-demand recording

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PLAY to End Cancer ’21

Players vs Cancer (PvC) invites you to join us for our largest gaming charity event of the year: PLAY to End Cancer ’21. Throughout March, streamers, viewers, and scientists are coming together to raise critical funds to support lifesaving cancer research through the AACR. There are only a few more days left. Visit our website to sign up for free

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Early-career Hill Day Participants Hear the Patient Advocate PerspectivE

AACR held its 6th Annual Early-career Hill Day and invited patient advocates Candace Henley, Loriana Hernandez-Almada, and Howard Brown to share their insights on the value of partnerships between patient advocates and researchers. These outstanding advocates also offered suggestions for how researchers can consider the patient perspective as they continue their advocacy.

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AACR and The Mark Foundation Announce Five Grants to Support the “Science of the Patient”

Congratulations to the recipients of the AACR and The Mark Foundation Cancer Research “Science of the Patient” grants. These grants represent a joint effort to support innovative research focused on understanding the influence of the biology of the patient on the genesis, development, treatment, and survivorship of cancer.

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Recommendations on Eliminating Racial Disparities in Multiple Myeloma Therapies: A Step Toward Achieving Equity in Healthcare

Patient advocates, researchers, healthcare providers, industry partners, and regulators recently met at a FDA-AACR workshop to develop recommendations to improve representation of African Americans in multiple myeloma clinical trials. AACR’s Blood Cancer Discovery published the outlined principles as a potential road map to address disparities in clinical trials.

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AACR Journals COVID-19 & Cancer Resource Center

Visit the COVID-19 & Cancer Resource Center to access all content related to COVID-19 from across the AACR Journals as soon as it is published. Article access is complimentary for the duration of the pandemic.

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ADVOCACY ALERT FEBRUARY 2021