Advocacy Partners Pavilion

The AACR Advocacy Partners Pavilion is a designated area where not-for-profit cancer patient advocacy organizations can share their mission and programs with 22,000+ health professionals from around the world.

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Learn more about the 2020 Pavilion Partners!

A Cure In Sight

A Cure In Sight™ was founded with the mission to provide patient services for ocular melanoma eye cancer patients. Services are provided through building public awareness, educating OM patients and their caregivers, funding on-going eye cancer research and, by financially helping OM patients find and pay for the treatments they need. A Cure In Sight™ is an IRS approved 501 C(3) organization, EIN 46-1274306.

To learn more about A Cure in Sight, please download the brochure.

Accelerating Cancer Immunotherapy Research (ACIR)

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 on basic immunology, reviews and clinical trials. A recent service, Understanding Cancer Immunotherapy (UCIR), is dedicated to patients and their caregivers interested in learning about the latest updates.

To learn more about ACIR, view the video. Visit UCIR.org for more information on immunotherapy.

American Brain Tumor Association

The mission of the American Brain Tumor Association is to advance the understanding and treatment of brain tumors with the goals of improving, extending and, ultimately, saving the lives of those impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis. We do this through patient support, education and research funding.

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. Our work is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. 1-800-LUNGUSA or Lung.org.

Arkansas Cancer Coalition

The mission of the Arkansas Cancer Coalition is to facilitate and provide partnerships to reduce the human suffering and economic burden from cancer for the citizens of Arkansas.

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN)

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network is dedicated to raising awareness in the general public and providing support and information to the bladder cancer community, raising funds for research, and advocating for bladder cancer.

The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation

The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation’s (CCF) mission is to find a cure and improve the quality of life for those affected by cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer). Founded in 2006, in Salt Lake City, UT, by a family who lost a loved one to cholangiocarcinoma, CCF has grown to become the leading global resource in research, education, and public awareness.

To learn more about The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, view their video and download the brochure.

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; raise awareness of preventive screening; and strive to fund critical research. As allies in the struggle, we are fiercely determined to end colorectal cancer within our lifetime.

Hope for Stomach Cancer

Hope for Stomach Cancer provides resources to patients, caregivers and loved ones while promoting early detection and prevention to the general and medical communities. ‘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 Bridge the Gap between Research and Care.

To learn more about Hope for Stomach Cancer, please download the brochure.

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 everyone affected by Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia (WM) while advancing the search for a cure.

To learn more about IWMF, please download the brochure.

Metavivor

METAvivor is a volunteer-led, non-profit organization dedicated to the specific fight of women and men living with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. It’s the only organization in the U.S. that exclusively funds vital MBC research to help improve the longevity and quality of life for MBC patients.

National LeioMyoSarcoma Foundation

Founded in 1997 by patients and caregivers, the National LeioMyoSarcoma Foundation is over 22+ years. The Foundation continues to carry the legacy of the founders, having evolved with multiple annual patient advocacy efforts- through education symposia, as well as research funding support of multiple research projects. The signature initiative of the Foundation is the International Leiomyosarcoma Research Roundtable- Scientific LMS Research Think Tank.

To learn more about the National LeioMyoSarcoma Foundation, please download a flyer and the transcribed speech of board member, Dr. Mitch Achee.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Founded in 1999, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) attacks pancreatic cancer on all fronts: research, clinical initiatives, patient and healthcare professional services and advocacy. Our effort is amplified by a nationwide network of grassroots support. We are determined to improve patient outcomes today and to double survival.

To learn more about PanCAN, please download the publications letter.

Stupid Cancer

Stupid Cancer, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is the leader in adolescent and young adult cancer advocacy, research, and support. Stupid Cancer’s mission is to empower adolescents and young adults affected by cancer by ending isolation and building community through both in-person and digital programming.

To learn more about Stupid Cancer, visit their video and download a flyer.

The Swifty Foundation

The Swifty Foundation is a non-profit organization and advocacy group focused on post-mortem tissue donation in pediatric oncology. Their program, Gift From A Child, has been implemented in several major hospitals with researchers and clinicians. Gift from a Child is a national initiative supported by families who have lost children to brain cancer, private foundations, researchers and medical professionals. Gift from a Child’s mission is to increase post-mortem pediatric brain tissue donations through advocacy and education on the scarcity, need, and impact of this tissue on the path to treatment discovery.

For more information on Gift From A Child, please visit the website and download the brochure.

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 events, materials, and resources.

To learn more about Triage Cancer, please download the brochure.