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Antoni Ribas

AACR President Discusses Positive Effects of Biden-Harris Administration for Cancer Research

In an Op-Ed article published in The Cancer Letter, AACR President Antoni Ribas discusses the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, as it provides an excellent opportunity for cancer research to dramatically improve the health of our nation and the world. Read article.

AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) released its inaugural AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2020 at a virtual congressional briefing. Tune in to the rebroadcast.

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COVID-19 Policy Information

The AACR is committed to providing updated legislative and policy information on COVID-19 to our members and the public.

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Science Policy and Government Affairs Events

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Science Policy and Government Affairs at the AACR Annual Meeting

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AACR Letters, Policy Documents, and Position Statements

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From funding research grants to minimizing the barriers to clinical trials, the decisions made in Washington, D.C., directly influence the rate of progress in the war against cancer. Issues regarding health and science are becoming increasingly complex, and competition for limited resources is steadily increasing. These times require that cancer researchers become more actively involved in the policy-making process and take time to educate the public about the exciting progress occurring in the fight against cancer.

The AACR’s principal means for devising and implementing strategies to influence funding and important biomedical research-related public policy issues through The Science Policy and Government Affairs Committee and its subcommittees:

Science Policy and Government Affairs Committee. Provides guidance on public issues of concern to cancer researchers and focuses on mechanisms for speeding up cancer research.