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AACR Elections

Voting Deadline: February 28, 2023
Mary Beckerle
Mary C. Beckerle, PhD, AACR Nominating Committee Chair

Each year, AACR eligible voting members elect candidates as follows: a President-Elect to serve a one-year term; five new members of the Board of Directors to serve three-year terms; and four new members of the Nominating Committee to serve two-year terms.

The AACR Nominating Committee is charged with selecting the candidates for those offices. The elected members of the committee share a broad and deep knowledge of the AACR. They call upon that knowledge to nominate candidates who are leaders and visionaries in the cancer science field and who will help the AACR to fulfill its mission:

“The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer through: research, education, communication, collaboration, science policy and advocacy, and funding for cancer research.”

The nominating process is challenging, given the number of accomplished individuals within the AACR’s membership. In addition, the AACR is committed to maintaining demographic (gender, race/ethnicity, geographic, and institutional) and scientific diversity in these offices, all of which the committee considers when building the final slates.

With its brain trust that is unmatched in the field, the AACR takes pride in its unique niche as the home for all aspects of cancer research—from basic research through clinical trials and patient care. We seek to elect leaders who will continue our rich tradition of innovation and leadership in cancer science. To that end, the Nominating Committee has put forth a slate that reflects all areas of cancer research and that has the potential to make the AACR an even greater force in preventing and eradicating this disease.

Voting is open Thursday, January 17 to February 28, 2023. Election results will be announced in late March prior to AACR Annual Meeting 2023.

I urge you to exercise your right and privilege to vote for the future leadership of the AACR. While it may seem trite to say, every vote does indeed count!

Candidates for President-Elect

The sequence of candidates was chosen by lottery.
Follow the links to learn more about the candidates and their vision statements.

George D. Demetri, MD

George D. Demetri, MD

Senior Vice President for Experimental Therapeutics
Director, Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology
Dana‐Farber Cancer Institute
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Patricia M. LoRusso, DO, PhD (hc)

Patricia M. LoRusso, DO, PhD (hc)

Associate Center Director of Experimental Therapeutics
Director, Early Therapeutics Disease‐Aligned Research Teams
Yale Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine
Yale University

Candidates for the AACR Board of Directors
Candidates for the AACR Nominating Committee