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Benefits of AACR Membership

The AACR’s mission is to accelerate the prevention and cure of cancer through research, education and training, communication, and collaboration. To further the mission, we offer our members the following benefits:

  • The privilege of sponsoring a proffered papers (abstracts) for consideration for presentation at the AACR Annual Meeting
    • Expanded Abstract Sponsorship Privileges for AACR Members: The AACR Board of Directors has approved an expansion of the abstract sponsorship privileges for selected AACR member types, as outlined:
      • Active Honorary, and Emeritus Members may now sponsor an unlimited number of abstracts for presentation at the meeting. (As always, members must verify the content, authenticity, and quality of the abstracts they agree to sponsor.)
      • Affiliate members are still permitted to sponsor one abstract for each deadline, provided they are the presenter of the abstract. However, Affiliate members are no longer required to provide an endorser for their abstract.
      • Associate members may sponsor one abstract, provided that the member is the presenter of the abstract, and an Active, Emeritus, or Honorary member in good standing endorses the work.
      • Members must be in good standing in order to sponsor and endorse abstracts for presentation. Associate, Honorary, and Emeritus members are exempt from the payment of dues, therefore, this regulation does not apply to them.
  • Digital subscriptions to the association’s high-quality journals and access to other AACR publications:
    • Active membership includes a complimentary digital subscription to one AACR journal of choice. Active members will also have the option to purchase additional online journal titles at discounted rates of 20%.
    • Reduced member subscription rates to additional AACR journals: Blood Cancer Discovery, Cancer Discovery; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention; Cancer Immunology Research; Cancer Prevention Research; Cancer Research; Cancer Research Communications; Clinical Cancer Research; Molecular Cancer Research; Molecular Cancer Therapeutics are also available to all member categories;
    • A print-on-demand purchase option for individual journal issues.
  • Free online access to the digital edition of the magazine, Cancer Today;
  • Discounted publication charges for articles published in the journals;
  • An advance copy of the Program (online) and the Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research, which contains more than 6,000 abstracts of proffered papers presented at the Annual Meeting;
  • Priority notice of small, focused meetings in the AACR’s exciting series of special conferences;
  • Substantially reduced registration rates for AACR Annual Meetings and special conferences;
  • Opportunities for participation in AACR meetings in North America and abroad with other scientific societies around the world;
  • Funding and award opportunity, including career development resources, research fellowships, scholar-in-training awards and travel grants;
  • Early access to housing reservation for AACR Annual Meetings;
  • An online membership directory of more than 58,000 member researchers in the cancer field;
  • The professional benefits of the AACR’s public education activities concerning funding for cancer research and press coverage of the latest research findings;
  • The opportunity to participate in summer training workshops that foster knowledge in the cancer field for investigators in training;
  • Networking and informal scientific exchange with leading researchers in the cancer field;
  • A membership card that acknowledges members in good standing for the current year;
  • Membership certificates; and
  • Many more ongoing benefits.

Applications for membership may be submitted at any time during the year. You may either submit the official AACR membership application online or download the application and submit it to the AACR office with the required documents:

Membership Department
American Association for Cancer Research
615 Chestnut St., 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404

Please allow 30 days for application review and approval notification.

Membership certificates and pins are available for purchase by completing the Member Order Form and returning to [email protected].

Update about AACR Publications: AACR Journals Transitioning to Exclusive Online Availability (Effective, January 1, 2024)