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Stand Up To Cancer

Scientific Partnership with AACR

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) values the opportunity to partner with organizations who share our passion to change the face of cancer. Strengths we bring to our scientific partnerships include:

  • Scientific review and grants administration
  • Review of scientific and promotional materials for accuracy 
  • Science policy advice
  • Priority access to AACR Scientific Meetings


The AACR is proud to be the Scientific Partner of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), the highly successful fundraising and cancer research support division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a major charity based in Los Angeles.

Actor Ken Jeong, MD with actress Maria Menounos
(Actor Ken Jeong, MD, with actress Maria Menounos)

During a previous nationwide fundraising telecast, actor and real-life physician Ken Jeong, MD (pictured here with actress, journalist, and brain cancer survivor Maria Menounos), was one of the hosts. He described the role of the AACR: “This great organization brings the scientists together and makes sure the funding goes to the best research that will save lives now. With dedication and brilliance, the American Association for Cancer Research makes it all work.”

The AACR provides expert scientific oversight for the grant programs of our Scientific Partners. The SU2C Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) is composed of highly accomplished laboratory researchers, physician-scientists, and advocates, chaired by Nobel Laureate and AACR Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research Awardee Phillip A. Sharp, PhD.

The AACR is equipped to manage the administration of various grant models for its Scientific Partners. AACR administers SU2C-funded research grants which include both independent investigator and team science grants.

Team Science Grants