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American Association for Cancer Research
Motto Accelerates progress toward the prevention and cure of cancer by promoting research, education, communication and advocacy.
Formation 1907
Headquarters Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Membership More than 27,000
Official languages English
Staff More than 150
Website www.aacr.org

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world's oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research. The AACR is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and focuses on all aspects of cancer research including basic, clinical and translational research into the etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. Founded in 1907 by eleven physicians and scientists, the organization now has more than 27,000 members in 80 countries.

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Meetings and workshops

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Annual meeting

The AACR Annual Meeting (celebrating its 100th year) attracts more than 17,000 participants from 60 countries and has been described as the "main forum to present and discuss cancer-related research".[1] Attendees gather to discuss over 6,000 abstracts and to hear more than 250 invited presentations on significant discoveries in basic, clinical, and translational cancer research. Scientific award lectures, grant writing workshops, networking events, and educational sessions round out this comprehensive program.

Publications

AACR publishes five peer-reviewed journals: Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, Molecular Cancer Research, and Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Its most recent publication and its sixth journal, Cancer Prevention Research, is dedicated to cancer prevention, from preclinical research to clinical trials. In addition to its print publications the AACR provides online access to the latest in cancer research, cancer prevention, and cancer reviews with online versions of each of its six journals and two new virtual journals: Cancer Reviews Online and the Cancer Prevention Journals Portal. The AACR also publishes CR, a magazine for cancer survivors and their families, patient advocates, physicians and scientists. CR provides a forum for sharing evidence-based information and perspectives on progress in cancer research, survivorship and advocacy.

Cancer Research journal

The American Association for Cancer Research puts out a journal for cancer research it is the most frequently cited cancer journal in the world. Papers are completely reviewed, and only those that meet high standards of scientific merit are accepted for publication. The journal publishes significant, original studies, reviews, and perspectives on all areas of basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, and prevention research in cancer and the cancer-related biomedical sciences. Some of the topics include biochemistry; chemical, physical, and viral carcinogenesis and mutagenesis; clinical research including clinical trials; endocrinology; epidemiology and prevention; experimental therapeutics, molecular targets, and chemical biology; immunology and immunotherapy including biological therapy; molecular biology, pathobiology, and genetics; radiobiology and radiation oncology; cell and tumor biology; tumor microenvironment; systems biology and other emerging technologies.

The AACR Foundation for the Prevention and Cure of Cancer

The AACR Foundation for the Prevention and Cure of Cancer is a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides financial support for scientific research, education and communication. The Foundation funds programs deemed by the American Association for Cancer Research to be of the highest priority and impact.

Support Programs & Services

The AACR makes it possible for cancer victims to meet other survivors and find or offer support on the Cancer Survivors Network. They can find lodging, workshops, transportation, and other services and products for cancer patients and survivors. They now offer a place where it's possible to join discussion boards and chat rooms that are excellent ways to meet CSN "neighbors" and develop friendships, exchange practical information, and support one another. The CSN community is full of knowledgeable, kind, and caring people.

Funding

The AACR Foundation for the Prevention and Cure of Cancer directly funds research that holds promise for, and takes everyone close to the brink of a cure for cancer. The Foundation's mission to "accelerate progress in the conquest of cancer by providing financial support for scientific research, education and communication" is demonstrated by its support of scientists at all levels. In order to become a hallmark the AACR needs to provide promotion and support for the highest quality cancer research. The AACR offers an outstanding array of support mechanisms for cancer researchers at various stages in their careers, from fellowships to career development awards to major grants for independent investigators. Since establishing its grant program back in 1993, the AACR has awarded more than $23 million by the year 2009 to support 242 meritorious research projects.

References

  1. ^ John F. Wong (2008-06-15). "Turning Research into Viable Cancer Drugs". Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.): pp. 56, 58–59. http://www.genengnews.com/articles/chitem.aspx?aid=2518. Retrieved 2008-07-06. "The "Annual Meeting for the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)" is widely viewed by scientists as the main forum to present and disucss cancer-related research."  

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Further reading

  • Westwell, Andrew D. (August 2005), "The war on cancer: an end in sight?", Drug Discovery Today, Conference report (AACR 2005 Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California) 10 (16): 1082–1083  

American Association for Cancer Research
Motto Accelerates progress toward the prevention and cure of cancer by promoting research, education, communication and advocacy.
Formation 1907
Headquarters Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Membership More than 27,000
Official languages English
Staff More than 150
Website aacr.org

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world's oldest and largest professional association to advancing cancer research. Based in Philadelphia, AACR focuses on all aspects of cancer research including basic, clinical and translational research into the etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. Founded in 1907 by 11 physicians and scientists, the organization now has more than 27,000 members in 80 countries.

Contents

Meetings and workshops

Annual Meeting

The AACR Annual Meeting (celebrating its 101st year) attracts more than 18,000 participants from 60 countries and has been described as the "main forum to present and discuss cancer-related research".[1] Attendees gather to discuss over 6,000 abstracts and to hear more than 250 invited presentations on significant discoveries in basic, clinical, and translational cancer research. Scientific award lectures, grant writing workshops, networking events, and educational sessions round out this comprehensive program.

Publications

AACR publishes five peer-reviewed journals: Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, Molecular Cancer Research, and Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Its most recent publication and its sixth journal, Cancer Prevention Research, is dedicated to cancer prevention, from preclinical research to clinical trials. In addition to its print publications the AACR provides online access to the latest in cancer research, cancer prevention, and cancer reviews with online versions of each of its six journals and two new virtual journals: Cancer Reviews Online and the Cancer Prevention Journals Portal. The AACR also publishes CR, a magazine for cancer survivors and their families, patient advocates, physicians and scientists. CR provides a forum for sharing evidence-based information and perspectives on progress in cancer research, survivorship and advocacy.

Cancer Research Journal

The American Association for Cancer Research puts out a journal for cancer research it is the most frequently cited cancer journal in the world. Papers are completely reviewed, and only those that meet high standards of scientific merit are accepted for publication. The journal publishes significant, original studies, reviews, and perspectives on all areas of basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, and prevention research in cancer and the cancer-related biomedical sciences. Some of the topics include biochemistry; chemical, physical, and viral carcinogenesis and mutagenesis; clinical research including clinical trials; endocrinology; epidemiology and prevention; experimental therapeutics, molecular targets, and chemical biology; immunology and immunotherapy including biological therapy; molecular biology, pathobiology, and genetics; radiobiology and radiation oncology; cell and tumor biology; tumor microenvironment; systems biology and other emerging technologies.

The AACR Foundation for the Prevention and Cure of Cancer

The AACR Foundation for the Prevention and Cure of Cancer is a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides financial support for scientific research, education and communication. The Foundation funds programs deemed by the American Association for Cancer Research to be of the highest priority and impact.

Support Programs & Services

The AACR makes it possible for cancer victims to meet other survivors and find or offer support on the Cancer Survivors Network. They can find lodging, workshops, transportation, and other services and products for cancer patients and survivors. They now offer a place where it's possible to join discussion boards and chat rooms that are excellent ways to meet CSN "neighbors" and develop friendships, exchange practical information, and support one another. The CSN community is full of knowledgeable, kind, and caring people.

Funding

The AACR Foundation for the Prevention and Cure of Cancer directly funds research that holds promise for, and takes everyone close to the brink of a cure for cancer. The Foundation's mission to "accelerate progress in the conquest of cancer by providing financial support for scientific research, education and communication" is demonstrated by its support of scientists at all levels. In order to become a hallmark the AACR needs to provide promotion and support for the highest quality cancer research. The AACR offers an outstanding array of support mechanisms for cancer researchers at various stages in their careers, from fellowships to career development awards to major grants for independent investigators. Since establishing its grant program back in 1993, the AACR has awarded more than $23 million by the year 2009 to support 242 meritorious research projects.

References

  1. ^ John F. Wong (2008-06-15). "Turning Research into Viable Cancer Drugs". Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.): pp. 56, 58–59. http://www.genengnews.com/articles/chitem.aspx?aid=2518. Retrieved 2008-07-06. "The "Annual Meeting for the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)" is widely viewed by scientists as the main forum to present and disucss cancer-related research." 

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