American Association for Cancer Research

Organization Overview

The AACR Foundation accelerates progress by providing 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. The Association’s objectives are to foster research in cancer and related biomedical science; expedite the development of new research findings among scientists and others dedicated to the eradication of cancer; promote science education and training; and advance the understanding of cancer etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world. Founded in 1907, the Association is the nation’s oldest cancer research organization, currently representing over 34,000 basic scientists, clinicians, epidemiologists, and other oncology-related specialists in the United States and more than 90 countries worldwide.