The mission of AACR
International - Canada is to prevent and cure cancer through research,
education, communication, and collaboration. Through its programs and services,
AACR International - Canada fosters research in cancer and related biomedical
science; accelerates the dissemination of new research findings among
scientists and others dedicated to the conquest of cancer; promotes science
education and training; and advances the understanding of cancer etiology,
prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world.
The AACR has
established AACR International to stimulate innovative global collaborations by
fostering the exchange of information on the latest research developments
between laboratory and clinical researchers around the world.
Where will the
cure for cancer come from?
The answer is research.
Cancer is not a single disease, but more than 200. In Canada and around the
world, men and women in laboratories and clinics, universities, medical
centers, government, and industry are working not only to overcome this
affliction that claims but also to prevent it.
How does the AACR
promote cancer research?
The AACR is the
authoritative source of information about advances in the causes, diagnosis,
treatment, and prevention of cancer. By accelerating the growth and spread of
new knowledge about cancer, the AACR is on the front lines of the quest for
prevention and cure.
What does the AACR
The AACR is the oldest
and largest scientific organization in the world focused on every aspect of high-quality,
innovative cancer research. Its reputation for scientific breadth and
excellence attracts the premier researchers in the field. The programs and
services of the AACR foster the exchange of knowledge and new ideas among
scientists dedicated to cancer research, provide training opportunities for the
next generation of cancer researchers, and increase public understanding of
To that end, the
Publishes a portfolio
of highly ranked peer-reviewed journals that present leading research
articles: Cancer Discovery, Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research;
Molecular Cancer Therapeutics; Molecular Cancer Research; Cancer Epidemiology,
Biomarkers & Prevention; Cancer Prevention Research, and Cancer
Today, the authoritative resource for cancer patients, survivors, and
caregivers who are seeking information and inspiration as they or their loved
ones face diagnosis, treatment, and life after cancer.
scientific conferences and an annual meeting that draws international
participants from the cancer research community.
fellowships, and grants for early-career investigators and
cancer survivors, raises public awareness of the progress and cause for
hope in cancer research.
How did the AACR
AACR was founded in 1907
by a group of 11 physicians and scientists interested in research, "to
further the investigation and spread the knowledge of cancer." Today, the
AACR accelerates progress toward the prevention and cure of cancer by promoting
research, education, communication, and collaboration.
– Canada was founded in 2014
with the inception of Stand Up To Cancer Canada. As
the scientific partner of SU2C, the AACR provides scientific oversight and
conducts expert peer review and grants administration for SU2C.