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Virtual Congressional Briefing: AACR Cancer Progress Report 2020

Release of the 2020 AACR Cancer Progress Report

September 23, 2020

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT

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The annual AACR Cancer Progress Report to Congress and the American public is a cornerstone of the efforts of the AACR to educate the public about cancer and the importance of biomedical research, as well as to advocate for increased federal funding for the NIH, NCI, FDA, and CDC.

This tenth annual report chronicles how federally funded research continues to save and improve lives, and it shows that our ability to fully capitalize on our ever-growing knowledge of cancer is dependent on robust, sustained, and predictable federal funding.


Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc)
Chief Executive Officer of the AACR

Opening Video: Cancer Progress Report 2020 Compilation


Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD, FAACR
President of the AACR and Chair, AACR Cancer Progress Report 2020 Steering Committee
Professor of Medicine, Surgery, and Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, UCLA
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California


Susan L. Cohn, MD
Chief, Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplantation
Director, Clinical Sciences, Professor of Pediatrics
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Christopher I. Li, MD, PhD
Professor, Public Health Sciences Division
Faculty Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington

Cancer Survivor and Family Perspective

Albert Stroberg, MD
Survivor of melanoma
Ojai, California

Kathrine Green
Mother of Camden Green, pediatric survivor of glioma
Asheville, North Carolina

Live Q&A with Audience


Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD, FAACR


Susan L. Cohn, MD
Christopher I. Li, MD, PhD
Albert Stroberg, MD
Kathrine Green