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National Cancer Research Month

The AACR acknowledges May as National Cancer Research Month, declared by the U.S. Congress in 2007 and 2011, in recognition of high-quality, innovative cancer research. Read more. 


Elana Simon

High School Student,
Young Champion in Cancer Research,
Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Elana Simon received the inaugural Young Champion in Cancer Research Award at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, in recognition of her work in researching her own childhood cancer. 





Melanie Nix
Spokesperson, Advocate, 
Breast Cancer Survivor
“I have been around breast cancer for most of my life. My mother was diagnosed with the disease when I was just eight years old. I also remember my grandmother being diagnosed with it when I was very young, and each of my three aunts has been affected by either breast cancer, ovarian cancer, or both.”  Read more...  


Jack Whelan 
Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia Survivor
“Diagnosed with a rare and incurable blood cancer, Jack Whelan is a passionate booster for research, clinical trials, and affordable treatments.” Read more...


Shannon Miller
Olympic Gymnast, 
Ovarian Cancer Survivor
“Gymnast Shannon Miller’s focus and agility helped her capture seven Olympic medals before she was 20. But the most decorated U.S. gymnast in history struggled to overcome the shock of her ovarian cancer diagnosis and treatment.” Read more...
 These four people are alive today because of cancer research.
Please help us honor all of your loved ones affected by this disease.
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