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Learning About Cancer

How do we cure cancer? 

The answer is research.
Researchers in laboratories and clinics, universities, medical centers, government and industry are working not only to overcome this disease, but also to prevent it.

Will you be a part of the next generation of cancer researchers?

Future Leaders

High school junior, Sachi Tumbde, is ready to make her mark in the world of cancer research. AACR was proud to welcome Sachi to the AACR Special Program for High School Students which took place in September 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia, where she presented her research during the student poster session. Sachi hopes to pursue a career as a cancer researcher.

Online Resources for High School Students and Teachers

Resources recommended by Centre of the Cell

  • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories – Inside Cancer and DNA Interactive
    Historic and current research on cancer, online materials and classroom-based activities, an online community for teachers
  • At-Bristol Science Museum – Inside DNA
    Interactive website on DNA
  • WIKID: The Science Course
    A variety of stimulating classroom activities to provoke lively discussion, even debate, on cancer-related topics
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s (HHMI) – Biointeractive
    Video lectures from top researchers, animations and teaching materials on cancer research, biology and treatment
  • Centre of the Cell – Cancer: Damaged Genes
    Engaging games and other interactive teaching activities for young people
  • Teachers TV
    Topical and relevant videos on cancer (via patient experiences) and cancer research and genomics

Stand Up To Cancer

As the next generation of doctors, scientists and leaders, you have the power to stand up and help end cancer. Take action this fall by starting a Stand Up To Cancer club at your high school. Check out for more details. 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make a difference and join the SU2C movement. Your club will be invited to participate in a special SU2C challenge with a chance to be on national television during the next SU2C televised event on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX.

By starting an SU2C club, you gain access to exclusive videos, music and materials to help you create your own unique events and to spread the word at your school. We invite you to start by listening to a special message from Emma Stone. This is where the end of cancer begins.

Cancer Research

Read more about current research from the nine scientific journals published by the American Association for Cancer Research. Cancer research in the news.

Cancer Policy

The AACR Cancer Policy Monitor Newsletter keeps you fully informed about the federal policies that influence cancer research. Read the AACR Cancer Policy Monitor.