By the end of 1907, the year of its founding, the AACR consisted of 33 founding members in the United States whose stated purpose was “to further the investigation and spread the knowledge of cancer.” Since that first year, the AACR has grown and evolved at a remarkable rate. In 2022, more than 52,000 members in 129 countries worked together “to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration.” From across the spectrum of cancer science, AACR members are the catalyst for cancer prevention and cures.
Active Members: Established laboratory researchers, physician-scientists, clinicians, and population scientists
Associate Members: Young laboratory scientists and physicians-in-training (graduate students, medical students and residents, and clinical and postdoctoral fellows)
Student Members: Undergraduate and high school students
Emeritus Members: Active members who have reached the age of 70 years
Affiliate Members: Other health care professionals (practicing oncologists, nurses, laboratory technicians, nonscientific corporate professionals, and patient advocates)
Individuals were members of the AACR as of December 2022. The AACR is the first and largest cancer research organization dedicated to accelerating the conquest of cancer.
New members joined the AACR in 2022.
Nobel Laureates have been members of the AACR.
Individuals have been AACR members for more than 25 years.
Individuals have been AACR members for more than 50 years.
Countries are represented by AACR members.
Patient advocates are members of the AACR.
Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) is a membership group within the AACR committed to preventing and curing cancer while meeting the professional needs and advancing the careers of minority scientists. The MICR Council acts as an advisory body to the AACR leadership on issues of concern to minority investigators, including the elimination of cancer health disparities.
At the Annual Meeting in April, the program marked its 25th anniversary by welcoming a class of 60 Minority Scholars and 30 Minority-serving Faculty Scholars to New Orleans. The MICR commemorated the milestone with a new Faculty Assembly program for the awardees. The assembly provided the minority faculty with an open forum to discuss their challenges and needs with members of the MICR Council and to explore ways in which the AACR can help meet those needs.
Women in Cancer Research (WICR) is a membership group within the AACR committed to recognizing women’s scientific achievements and fostering their career development and advancement in cancer research. The WICR Council acts as an advisory body to the AACR leadership on issues of concern to women scientists.
The Associate Member Council (AMC) serves as the leadership body for AACR associate members, who consist of graduate students, medical students and residents, and clinical and postdoctoral fellows. The Council develops programs that address the particular needs of early-career scientists.