AACR Science Policy and Government Affairs Office

Holding Tobacco Companies Accountable for Deceptive Ads

The relationship between cigarette smoking and lung cancer was first brought to the public’s attention more than 50 years ago, when the U.S. Surgeon General’s report on “Smoking and Health” was published. However, tobacco companies are only now telling the truth about their deadly products, and only thanks to a 2006 court order that they spent more than a decade trying to overturn.

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A Young Researcher Advocates for Strong Federal Funding

Scientific advancements are made through scientific research. From understanding the basic biology behind a disease to testing how well a drug targets a disease, the majority of this research is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). So, on September 14, 2017, hundreds of people from 37 states and Washington, D.C., from over 300 institutes and organizations, gathered for the 5th Annual Rally for Medical Research with a common message

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Scientist↔Survivor Program Participants Spend a Memorable Day on Capitol Hill

US Capitol Building

May is National Cancer Research Month, and for the past 10 years, leaders and members from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI), and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) have converged on Capitol Hill during May to share how cancer research is saving lives and transforming patient care.

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Congressman Advocates for Increased Funding for Cancer Research and Prevention

Last month, U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-New Jersey), led a roundtable discussion at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, titled “Cancer Research Today: Innovation, Progress and Promise.” Payne shared his family’s history as part of an effort to increase awareness about colorectal cancer screening.

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Assessing Cancer Patients’ Tobacco Use: A New Tool Developed by the AACR and the National Cancer Institute

Researchers have well established that smoking leads to adverse outcomes in cancer patients; however, the specific effects caused by smoking and the use of other tobacco products remain poorly understood …

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