Public Policy and Advocacy in Cancer Research: An Associate Member Guest Post

April symbolizes a progressive time for cancer researchers around the world. From April 1-5, over 20,000 cancer scientists will gather in Washington, D.C., to attend the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2017 Annual Meeting.

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Key Policy Sessions Set for AACR Annual Meeting 2017

In addition to the robust scientific program at this year’s AACR Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., a number of sessions will provide a policy perspective on the meeting’s theme, “Research Propelling Cancer Prevention and Cures.”

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AACR Speaks Out on Proposed Cuts to Medical Research Funding

The American Association for Cancer Research was shocked last week to learn that the Trump administration has proposed to cut $5.8 billion from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget in fiscal year 2018. We are working very hard to ensure that these proposed cuts to the NIH never happen.

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Why Shouldn’t I Tan Indoors?

Before you try to banish the winter blues by adding some color to your skin with a trip to the tanning salon, remember that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from indoor tanning beds, sunlamps, and tanning booths increases your risk of developing skin cancer.

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A Day on Capitol Hill

The AACR is a founder and organizing partner of the Rally for Medical Research, which took place for the fourth consecutive year on September 22, bringing representatives of 300 organizations together in Washington, D.C., to advocate for continued funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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AACR Cancer Progress Report 2016: Saving Lives Through Research

Today, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) released its sixth annual Cancer Progress Report. The report highlights how federally funded research powers progress against cancer and warns that accelerating …

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