​National Cancer Research Month

May is National Cancer Research Month, and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) would like your help in supporting a global awareness campaign about the importance of cancer research. Thanks to spectacular advances made by cancer research, more than 16.9 million people in the United States and millions more worldwide are cancer survivors who are living with, through, and beyond their disease.

Despite the significant progress that has been made, cancer is a growing public health challenge globally. The immense toll of cancer is felt not only through the number of lives it affects each year, but also through its significant economic impact. Working together, we can defeat cancer.

Visit these resources to learn more about the progress being made against cancer:

Cancer Today

Cancer Today magazine is the authoritative resource for cancer patients, survivors, and their family members and friends.


Leading Discoveries

Read the current digital issue of Leading Discoveries, the AACR’s publication highlighting the work of the AACR and its members and acknowledging those who make it possible.


AACR Cancer Progress Report

 Read a summary of where we are and where we're going in cancer research.

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is a 501c3 registered nonprofit organization with offices at 615 Chestnut Street, 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | 215.440.9300