AACR Cancer Centers Alliance
Basic and clinical cancer research discoveries stemming from the nation’s cancer centers have markedly improved outcomes for many cancer patients. Despite this forward momentum in our progress against this complex disease, cancer in all its forms remains a major public health challenge that touches the lives of nearly every American, either directly or indirectly. The AACR Cancer Centers Alliance will accelerate the pace of discovery by providing an ongoing mechanism for transferring new knowledge, sharing resources, developing national demonstration projects, and driving innovation that impacts cancer science, cancer care delivery, and science and health policy.
The AACR Cancer Centers Alliance will bring together these world-class institutions with the goal of facilitating collaboration and markedly expanding their scope and impact for the benefit of all patients. While a number of important areas of collaboration have been identified, the Alliance will initially focus on four main areas of collaboration:
- Basic and translational research
- Clinical research, clinical trials, and regulatory science and policy
- Education, training, professional advancement, and diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Speaking with a unified voice
By prioritizing collaborations that maximize synergies across cancer centers and that leverage each center’s unique strengths, the Alliance will be a powerful force in accelerating the pace of cancer discovery, fostering health equity, and saving more lives from cancer.
About the Alliance
- Read the Statement from the Alliance Steering Committee (published in Cancer Discovery)
- Read the News Release
Join the Alliance
Directors of cancer centers who wish to join the AACR Cancer Centers Alliance should contact Helen Wang in the Executive Office at [email protected].