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American Association for Cancer Research

a/k/a: AACR


615 Chestnut Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404





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The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), a scientific society of over 13,000 laboratory and clinical cancer researchers, was founded in 1907 to facilitate communication and dissemination of knowledge among scientists and others dedicated to cancer issues; foster research in cancer and related biomedical sciences; encourage presentation and discussion of new and important observations in the field; foster public education, science education, and training; and advance the understanding of cancer etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world. The AACR publishes four journals; convenes an annual meeting attended by more than 7,500 scientists from around the world; organizes several scientific conferences each year on new and significant developments in research; offers educational workshops and grants to young investigators; maintains an active public education program; and interacts frequently with cancer survivors, lay advocates, and the general public in support of its mission.

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