Partners in Progress

Research drives innovation and discovery. Each day progress is being made toward developing novel cures to previously difficult-to-treat cancers, thanks to the support of partners like you.

The AACR Foundation is building a community of partners who work with us to support groundbreaking research and vital programs to better understand cancer and to advance pioneering discoveries to prevent, detect, diagnose, treat, and cure cancer. Each partnership is critical to our capacity to support the broadest possible range of innovative initiatives.

Since 2001, the AACR has provided more than $316 million in funding for promising cancer research that has advanced our understanding and led to new treatments.

Leadership Sustaining Members


Strategic Sustaining Members

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Collaborative Efforts

Collaboration is fundamental to successful research. The AACR plays a critical role in establishing partnerships among researchers, institutions, patients, advocates, and others to boost progress toward our shared goal of understanding, preventing, and curing cancer. Our partners stand with us to advance the science that saves lives and eradicates cancer.

We sincerely thank each of you for joining us in this essential enterprise.
Working together, we are advancing trailblazing research to transform the reality for cancer patients today and well into the future.

The following are just a few of our recent partnerships:

Ocular Melanoma Foundation

The AACR and the Ocular Melanoma Foundation (OMF) teamed up in 2013 on a bold but important goal – to find cures and better treatments for ocular melanoma – an aggressive form of cancer diagnosed in about 2,000 people a year in the U.S. While advances have been made in recent years against metastatic melanoma of the skin, no effective treatments for metastatic ocular melanoma have been developed, and more research is urgently needed to accelerate progress against this disease, also known as uveal melanoma.

The AACR is pleased to collaborate with OMF to provide a fellowship that supports talented early-career investigators conducting research in ocular melanoma. This one-year fellowship of $50,000 represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct ocular/uveal melanoma research and to establish a successful career path in ophthalmology, ocular oncology, uveal melanoma cancer biology, or a similar field.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) has partnered with the AACR since 2007 to provide support for innovative projects to speed the discovery, development, and deployment of new therapies for breast cancer. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, the BCRF has raised more than $500 million to fuel discoveries in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship, and metastasis. Since 2007, in partnership with the AACR, the BCRF has given a total of $2.5 million to support the highest caliber translational and clinical breast cancer research.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation-AACR Grants for Translational Breast Cancer Research were established to support cancer research projects designed to accelerate the discovery, development, and application of new agents to treat breast cancer and/or for preclinical research with direct therapeutic intent.

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is a 501c3 registered nonprofit organization with offices at 615 Chestnut Street, 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | 215.440.9300