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Science Education for the Next Generation of Cancer Researchers

The AACR supports the education and training of the next generation of cancer researchers and provides exclusive opportunities to high school, undergraduate, and postbaccalaureate students to engage in and gain exposure to the latest cancer research. Hear from students who are excited to pursue this field as they describe how the AACR’s programs have impacted their decision.

Opportunities at the AACR Annual Meeting 2024

AACR Undergraduate Scholar Awards are available to full-time, third-year undergraduate students for participation in two consecutive AACR Annual Meetings.

The 19th AACR Annual Undergraduate Student Caucus And Poster Competition brings together undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students at all levels to explore educational and career pathways in cancer research, present their own research, and compete for prizes at the AACR Annual Meeting and select special conferences.

The Special Program for High School Students provides students with the unique opportunity to network with peers while learning about cancer and the field of cancer research from established cancer investigators at the AACR Annual Meeting and select special conferences. 

Student Membership

Student membership in the AACR is free for any high school, undergraduate or post-baccalaureate student with an interest in cancer and related biomedical science.

Awards, Prizes, and Opportunities

A variety of AACR awards, prizes, and opportunities are available for high school and undergraduate students who want to increase their knowledge of cancer and their participation in cancer research.

Resources for Students

Resources available include student summer opportunities, learning more about cancer, and useful advice on student research and scientific writing.

Support AACR Science Education

We invite AACR members to support the next generation of cancer researchers by volunteering time or making a donation.

Contact Information

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
615 Chestnut Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404
Phone: 215-440-9300
Toll-free: 866-423-3965
Fax: 215-440-9412
Email: [email protected]