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 policymaking process and take time to educate the public about the exciting progress occurring in the fight against cancer.
AACR Cancer Action Alliance
Sign up to receive breaking news alerts and learn about opportunities to join other scientists, patients, survivors, and concerned citizens in calling on Congress to provide critical funding increases for the lifesaving cancer and biomedical research supported by the NIH and NCI.
Communicating With Congress
Tips to facilitate communication with your member of Congress and his or her staff
Communicating Through the Media
Suggestions for writing opinion pieces and getting them published
An advocacy dictionary of numerous, and sometimes, unfamiliar legislative terms for advocates
AACR Policy Webinars
Use these webinars to learn how to advocate for medical research funding
Answers to frequently asked questions about advocating for cancer research
Federal Agencies and Cancer Programs
Links and information to agencies that carry out vital cancer research programs
Take Action Now
Timely legislative topics and letters that AACR members can use to reach out any time to build and maintain strong relationships with legislators and their staffs