Cancer research saves lives. Thanks to advances in biomedical research, the number of people who are living longer, higher-quality lives after a cancer diagnosis continues to rise.
In the United States, an estimated 15.5 million cancer survivors are alive today, with close to 115,000 of those individuals receiving their cancer diagnoses as children or adolescents. One such success story is Meisha Brown, a 16-year childhood cancer survivor who triumphed over Burkitt lymphoma and is now studying for a master's degree in health studies.
Members of the
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) have been at the forefront of every major advance in cancer research in the last century. Your support of the AACR Foundation will help us achieve our goal of a world free of cancer.
Learn more about our impact through the links below:
Publications: Check out AACR's offerings, from our
peer-reviewed scientific journals to our quarterly magazine,
Collaborations: The AACR nurtures collaborations across traditional boundaries to promote innovative efforts to understand, prevent, and cure cancer.
Innovators in Cancer Discovery: Meet cancer researchers, physician-scientists, and others who are leading efforts to find cures.
Survivor Journeys: Read inspiring stories of cancer survivors who benefited from basic, translational, clinical, and population science research.
Cancer Discoveries: Find out about the latest cancer research news and read in-depth articles about progress in our understanding as we seek new, innovative methods to prevent, treat, and cure the more than 200 diseases we call cancer.