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Philadelphia Sista Strut 3K Breast Cancer Walk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

For the past 6 years, MICR has had the pleasure of being a charity partner for the Philadelphia Sista Strut! This event features a 3K walk with the goal of increasing public awareness about the impact of breast cancer in women of color as well as providing information on community resources.

AACR members, survivors, advocates, health professionals, and the community-at-large are invited to show their support during this half-day of health advocacy, cancer education, and community engagement by attending or making a donation to this important event.  As a global leader in the fight against cancer, the AACR understands the importance of heightening cancer awareness in the community, and we are honored to be part of this event. 

Proceeds from this event continue to benefit MICR’s programs that support breast cancer research for minorities and other diversity and health equity initiatives. We hope that you will be able to join us for this exciting event on Saturday, June 17, 2023! 

Learn more about Sista Strut.

AACR Members Share Valuable Information on Breast Cancer Research

A very special thank you to our members Dr. Lisa A. Newman, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York, and Dr. Kristen Whitaker, Fox Chase Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for sharing their time and expertise in this very important initiative. The AACR and MICR appreciate your commitment to eradicating breast cancer globally. Listen and learn more!

AACR Member Dr. Lisa A. Newman is interviewed by Frankie Darcell, Philadelphia iHeartMedia WDAS Radio Personality

Frankie Darcell

Frankie Darcell

Award-Winning Radio Personality at Philadelphia’s WDAS (105.3 FM), Detroit’s WMXD and 20 additional stations nationwide

Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCO, FSSO

Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCO, FSSO

Chief, Section of Breast Surgery, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Leader, Multidisciplinary Breast Oncology Programs, New York-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York

AACR Member Dr. Kristen Whitaker is interviewed by Loraine Ballard Morrill, Director, News & Community Affairs, Philadelphia iHeartMedia

Listen to the interview!

Loraine Ballard Morrill

Loraine Ballard Morrill

Director, News and Community Affairs
Philadelphia iHeartMedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kristen Whitaker, MD, MS

Kristen Whitaker, MD, MS

Assistant Professor
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

AACR Member Armenta L. Washington, MS, Speaks at the 2022 Sista Strut in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Armenta L. Washington, MS

Armenta L. Washington, MS

Research Coordinator Senior
Abramson Cancer Center
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2022

The purpose of this report is to increase public awareness and understanding of cancer health disparities, including the need to increase diversity in clinical trials and the cancer workforce, as well as to provide policy recommendations to address the enormous public health challenge of cancer disparities. The report has been developed by preeminent cancer disparities researchers in the country and builds upon the AACR’s longstanding commitment to reducing cancer disparities through research, education, and policy. The report is the cornerstone of the AACR’s efforts to educate the public about cancer disparities, highlight the importance of biomedical research, and advocate for increased federal funding for the NIH, NCI, and CDC. Read the report.

AACR Survivor and Patient Advocacy Program

Participate in patient advocate events, access education and other resources, sign-up for the AACR Advocacy Alert Newsletter, experience the AACR Scientist↔Survivor Program®, and more. Learn more.

June is National Cancer Survivor Month

Thanks to cancer research, there are currently 18 million cancer survivors in the United States. Despite the challenges of short-term and long-term effects of treatments, cancer survivors are resilient. Learn more.