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The AACR and the American Society of Clinical Oncology run the Methods in Clinical Cancer Research workshop to train early-career physician-scientists how to design and conduct effective clinical trials.

Physician-scientist Alexander Drilon, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center says that his participation in 2012 helped him design cancer research trials. Drilon presented data from two clinical trials evaluating entrectinib, at the AACR Annual Meeting 2016. Read more on our blog, Cancer Research Catalyst. http://the.aacr.org/W1fm
Clinical trials are an essential part of cancer research. They ensure that scientific discoveries are translated into advances in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment as quickly and safely as ...
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August 17 deadline: Submit a nomination for the AACR Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship. This award recognizes a scientist whose work has made a significant impact in cancer research.
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We are proud to be the Scientific Partner to Stand Up To Cancer, which has announced that its fifth biennial televised fundraising special will be telecast on Friday, Sept. 9, 8–9 pm ET/PT, 7-8 pm CT. Bradley Cooper will serve as executive producer.

Mark your calendar! http://the.aacr.org/BC8z
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Funding opportunity: Apply now for the AACR NextGen Grants for Transformative Cancer Research, a three-year grant of $450,000 for junior faculty who have held a full-time, tenure-eligible appointment as an assistant professor for no more than three years.

Letter of Intent Deadline: September 12. http://the.aacr.org/sN7n
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AACR Annual Meeting 2016 webcasts are now available. More than 40 hours of presentations—including plenary sessions and award lectures—are available free. Remaining presentations are available for purchase. http://the.aacr.org/mw4x
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Uterine sarcoma is a very rare kind of cancer that forms in the uterine muscles or in tissues that support the uterus.

Learn more about this type of sarcoma in recognition of July as Sarcoma Awareness Month.
Please join with the AACR in supporting cancer research to better understand, prevent, and cure Uterine Sarcoma and all of the more than 200 diseases we call cancer.
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August 3 deadline: Submit a nomination for the AACR-CRI Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology.

This award recognizes a scientist who has made a far-reaching impact in the field of cancer immunology.
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Associate members: Apply now to serve on the 2017-2020 Associate Member Council. Applications are due August 31. http://the.aacr.org/Oe3A
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Abstract Deadline: July 27. Submit an abstract for the Improving Cancer Risk Prediction for Prevention and Early Detection conference and join us in Orlando, November 16-19. http://the.aacr.org/Vm2B
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We launched our blog, Cancer Research Catalyst, two years ago this month. Since then, we’ve published 281 posts (including this one) that have covered a wide range of topics and enlisted a growing roster of contributors: members, early-career investigators, AACR staffers, cancer patients, survivors, and advocates.

Read the 10 most widely viewed posts from the past 12 months (July 2015-July 2016). http://the.aacr.org/iu5k
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Funding opportunity: Apply now for the QuadW Foundation-AACR Fellowship for Clinical/Translational Sarcoma Research, a one-year grant of $50,000 open to postdoctoral and clinical research fellows.

Applications are due July 26. http://the.aacr.org/ah6W
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August 17 deadline: Submit a nomination for the AACR-ACS Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention.

This award honors outstanding research accomplishments in the fields of cancer epidemiology, biomarkers, and prevention. http://the.aacr.org/2eW6
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AACR Mission

The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration. Through its programs and services, the AACR fosters research in cancer and related biomedical science; accelerates the dissemination of new research findings among scientists and others dedicated to the conquest of cancer; promotes science education and training; and advances the understanding of cancer etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world.


How will the cures for cancer be found?

The answer is research. Cancer is not a single disease, but more than 200. In the U.S. and around the world, men and women in laboratories and clinics, universities, medical centers, government, and industry are working not only to overcome this affliction that claims half a million American lives each year, but also to prevent it. More than 34,000 of them are members of the American Association for Cancer Research.


How does the AACR promote cancer research?

The AACR is the authoritative source of information about advances in the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer. By accelerating the growth and spread of new knowledge about cancer, the AACR is on the front lines of the quest for prevention and cure.


What does the AACR do?

The AACR is the oldest and largest scientific organization in the world focused on every aspect of high-quality, innovative cancer research. Its reputation for scientific breadth and excellence attract the premier researchers in the field. The programs and services of the AACR foster the exchange of knowledge and new ideas among scientists dedicated to cancer research, provide training opportunities for the next generation of cancer researchers, and increase public understanding of cancer.

To that end, the AACR:

  • Currently publishes a portfolio of highly ranked peer-reviewed journals that present leading research articles: Cancer Discovery, Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research; Molecular Cancer Therapeutics; Molecular Cancer Research; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention; Cancer Prevention Research, and our newest journal, Cancer Immunology Research. Our scientific breadth and excellence continue to attract the premier researchers in the field, and we are proud to note that the AACR journals rank in the top 25 percent of oncology journals with regard to Impact Factor in the Journal Citation Report (2012).

  • Publishes Cancer Today, the authoritative resource for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers who are seeking information and inspiration as they or their loved ones face diagnosis, treatment, and life after cancer. 

  • Convenes topical scientific conferences and an annual meeting that draws more than 18,000 participants from the cancer research community. 

  • Offers workshops, fellowships, and grants for early-career investigators and 
    investigators-in-training. 

  • Collaborates with cancer survivors, raises public awareness of the progress in and cause for hope in cancer research, and advocates for strong federal research funding.  


How did the AACR begin?

The AACR was founded in 1907 by a group of 11 physicians and scientists interested in research, "to further the investigation and spread the knowledge of cancer." Today, the AACR accelerates progress toward the prevention and cure of cancer by promoting research, education, communication, and collaboration.