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Research Funding Impact

Since 1993, the AACR has awarded more than $540 million in grants to fund meritorious research projects across the spectrum of cancer science, including basic, translational, and clinical research. See how the AACR grants program has contributed to the AACR's mission.

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AACR Grantee Challenges a Long-Standing Belief to Uncover a Unique Population of Precancerous Cells Involved in Gastric Cancer 

AACR Grantee Challenges a Long-Standing Belief to Uncover a Unique Population of Precancerous Cells Involved in Gastric Cancer 

Valerie O’Brien, PhD, recipient of the 2018 Debbie’s Dream Foundation-AACR Gastric Cancer Research Fellowship, in memory of Sally Mandel, and her colleagues discovered a precancerous gastric epithelium cell type whose expansion is driven by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (Hp), a bacterium that colonizes the stomach of half the world’s population.

Celebrating 30 Years of Impact Across the Globe

Celebrating 30 Years of Impact Across the Globe

As we continue our celebration of 30 years of impact of the AACR Research Grants Program, we share how recipient of a 2022 Victoria’s Secret Global Fund for Women’s Cancers Career Development Award, in partnership with Pelotonia and the AACR, Chemtai Mungo, MD, MPH is seeking to make a difference in the lives of women from low and middle-income countries.

Celebrating 30 Years of Impact: From AACR Grant to AACR Award 

Celebrating 30 Years of Impact: From AACR Grant to AACR Award 

As we continue our celebration of 30 years of impact of the AACR Research Grants Program, we feature recipient of the 2022 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Basic Cancer Research, Dr. Christina Curtis. Dr. Curtis shares the impact of her AACR Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) Foundation / Carol’s Crusade for a Cure Foundation Career Development Award on her research.