Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) is a membership group within the AACR committed to preventing and curing cancer while meeting the professional needs and advancing the careers of minority scientists.
The MICR Council needs the support of MICR members, the philanthropic community, cancer survivors, patient advocates, and others to fulfill our mission.
Have you asked yourself, “What can I do to support MICR”?
- Join MICR; membership is free (you must be an AACR member to join).
- Volunteer your time and expertise on behalf of MICR. There are many ways to contribute.
- Consider a charitable donation to ensure the continuation of MICR programs
- Tell your colleagues about MICR, and encourage them to join.
MICR’s commitment to the professional development, education and training of minorities in all areas of cancer research is visible in our programs and activities, including AACR Annual Meeting sessions, award and lectureship programs, outreach and networking opportunities, the special conference series on cancer health disparities, and much more.
Apply for Scholar Awards
MICR is pleased to present awards to outstanding scientists for recognition of their scientific contributions and to support their participation in AACR Annual Meetings and special conferences. Let your colleagues know these awards are available.
Apply for scholar awards.
Nominate Members for the Wright Lectureship
The AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research-Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship recognizes an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of minority investigators in cancer research.
Participate in MICR Programs During the AACR Annual Meeting
The MICR Council sponsors programs and activities (open to all) that work to increase the number, participation, visibility, and recognition of minority scientists in cancer research; address the professional needs of minority scientists; and provide diversity within the AACR’s programs.
Attend the Science of Cancer Health Disparities
The AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved was inaugurated in 2007 and was a landmark event on the path to understanding and, ultimately, eliminating the disparities in cancer that represent a major public health problem in our country.
Volunteer for Committee Service
MICR members are strongly encouraged to share their knowledge and expertise by volunteering to serve on MICR Council committees. View MICR committee descriptions and volunteer.
Nominate Members to the Database of Exceptional Minority Scientists
The MICR Database of Exceptional Minority Scientists is an effort to increase the visibility and recognition of minority investigators. Nominate yourself or a colleague for inclusion.
Submit a Member Spotlight
Have you recently received special recognition for your research, been promoted, or completed a degree? Share your accomplishments on the MICR webpages and in the MICR Newsletter each month. Submit a member spotlight.
Contribute to the Newsletter
The MICR Newsletter shares award, funding, and career opportunities; updates about MICR-organized sessions; announcements from the MICR Council, opportunities for service, and other issues of interest. MICR members are invited to
contribute information for these communications by sending an email to
Network Using the Membership Directory
Find current MICR members via the AACR Membership Directory. After logging into myAACR, select the Directory tab, then select YES next to Minorities in Cancer Research as part of your search criteria.
Share Information about MICR with Colleagues
Please recommend colleagues for MICR membership.
If you support the mission of MICR and would like more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact us using the information below, or see the MICR Donation Form.
Minorities in Cancer Research
American Association for Cancer Research
615 Chestnut Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404