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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

December 2020

Save the dates: AACR Virtual Patient Advocate Forums 2021

Mark your calendars! The dates for the 2021 AACR Virtual Patient Advocate Forums have been released. Patient advocates from across the cancer community: join these free virtual events to get the latest information on cancer research, new discoveries, and potential cancer treatments. Speakers include patient advocates, researchers, and clinicians.

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AACR Annual meeting 2021: Announcement of Meeting DAtes

Registration is now open for the AACR Annual Meeting 2021. The virtual meeting will be presented over two one-week periods in April (April 10-15, 2021) and May (May17-21, 2021). Registration includes access to both weeks of the Annual Meeting and is free for AACR Patient Advocate Affiliate Members.

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Apply for the AACR Annual Meeting Scientist↔Survivor Program®

AACR is accepting applications for cancer survivors and patient advocates to enroll in the 2021 AACR Annual Meeting Scientist↔Survivor Program®. This unique educational program provides an opportunity to discuss the latest findings in cancer research, regulatory science, and health science policy. Please note that the 2021 program will be virtual.

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FDA and AACR Unveil New Educational Series on Drug Labels

The AACR, in collaboration with the U.S. FDA, released the first episode of Project Livin’ Label, a new educational initiative that aims to foster broad understanding of specific oncology product labels and increase awareness of recent oncology drug FDA approvals among physicians, cancer patients and survivors, industry representatives, and others.

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Players vs. Cancer: NeoAntigen Video Game

Coming February 2021, PvC – Players vs. Cancer – will launch NeoAntigen, a 3rd-person action/adventure videogame where players will battle enemies that take the visual and behavioral characteristics of different cancers. Net proceeds will support the AACR’s mission. Check out the NeoAntigen website to learn more about the game, view the trailer and contact our team.

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Patient Advocate Dialogues: Rare Cancers

Patients with cancer provide invaluable insight on current issues impacting the cancer research community. The AACR interview series, Dialogues, showcases unscripted discussions between patient advocates, cancer survivors, researchers, and physicians on current research topics. The latest Dialogue features rare cancer advocates Melinda Bachini and Martin Townsend.

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Cancer Today Magazine Wins First Place

Congratulations to the AACR’s Cancer Today team who won the first-place prize in the magazine category at the Philadelphia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America’s 52nd Achievement Awards ceremony, called the Pepperpot Awards. The Pepperpot Awards are a staple in the Philadelphia region, recognizing best-in-class PR and communications.

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A Look at FDA Approvals for the Treatment of Lung Cancer in 2020

Lung cancer patient advocates have cause to celebrate. So far in 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved three novel drugs for the treatment of lung cancer, in addition to eight expansions for the use of therapeutics previously approved for other indications.

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Cancer Centers Cope With COVID-19 Surge

Doctors at cancer centers in states with record COVID-19 hospitalization rates reflect on how lessons from early in the pandemic are helping them care for patients during the current surge. A recent Cancer Today article by Ashley Taylor interviewed doctors on newly established plans to care for patients with cancer.

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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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Donate Today to Double Your Impact

After a challenging year, let’s celebrate the cancer survivors who inspire us every day to find better treatments and more cures. Together, we can continue to drive progress to find innovative treatments and cures for all cancers. Inspire hope with a gift to the AACR today and we’ll double your donation.

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