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Supporting Early-career Researchers and Sustaining Progress Against Cancer

Donate today to support the breakthroughs of tomorrow.

The AACR Foundation is raising funds this spring to support early-career cancer researchers who are advancing our understanding of cancer. Attracting and retaining the best and brightest scientists is critical to the future of cancer research and treatment. Funding helps encourage and support promising young investigators across the continuum of cancer research.


Your donation will provide needed funds to keep the next generation of cancer researchers and physician-scientists in labs and clinics where they can make groundbreaking discoveries in our ongoing​ effort to defeat cancer.


“Funding for early-career researchers, like myself, is critical for the future of scientific research. Seeing that the average age for independent investigators to secure a funded grant is in their early 40s. For me, this is 15 years away. It's discouraging to think the odds aren't stacked in my favor to help propel and start out my career, to motivate me to think more creatively, and to drive me to find that novel discovery that leads to a cure.”

Andreana N. Holowatyj, PhD, GCPHP, Huntsman Cancer Institute and University of Utah


"Ample funding is needed for early-career scientists to push the boundaries of what is known."

Hanghang Zhang, BS, Fels Institute for Cancer Research, Temple University School of Medicine


"This is a critical time in the field of oncology when early-career researchers who can bridge basic science discoveries with clinical advances must be cultivated; maximizing the potential improvements in cancer care depends on it."

Wade T. Iams, MD, Northwestern University Medical Center


"Funding professional development and early-career research efforts allows new researchers to become established in their field of study; thus providing a solid foundation for which they can build a successful career."

Patrice J. Fleming, MS, George Washington University Cancer Center


​"Funding early-career researchers is an opportunity to take a step toward the next big discovery, the next groundbreaking research, the next prevention strategy or cure for cancer."

Ken Dutton-Regester, PhD, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and Broad Institute of Harvard MIT

Help us spread the word about the importance of funding for early-career cancer researchers by printing and posting this flyer.

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is committed to helping early-career investigators stay in the field. Please join us to #KeepEmResearching.   

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