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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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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.

Leveraging TTFields for Residual Glioblastoma Disease

Leveraging TTFields for Residual Glioblastoma Disease

Sara G.M. Piccirillo, PhD, was inspired to study glioblastoma whilst an undergraduate student at the National Carlo Besta Neurological Institute in her hometown of Milan, Italy. Now an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Piccirillo, was awarded the AACR-Novocure Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) Research Grant in 2021 to investigate the impact of TTFields on residual glioblastoma disease.