AACR's Impact

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 stor​y is Luke Theodosiades, a childhood leukemia survivor.



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:

  • Research We Fund: We have provided more than $316 million in grants since 2001.

  • Research Stewardship: The AACR leverages a worldwide network and a proven peer review process to support other funders.

  • Publications: Check out AACR's offerings, from our peer-reviewed scientific journals to our quarterly magazine, Cancer Today.

  • 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.

  • Community Education: With access to the world’s greatest minds in cancer research, the AACR develops programs for the community that highlight the latest advances 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