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Taking Action

Advocacy

  • A ‘Revolution’ in Cancer Research

    AACR patient advocate forum explores how new clinical trial designs are accelerating drug testing.

    by Thomas Celona

  • Making Informed Consent Accessible

    Confusing informed consent forms are a common barrier to clinical trial participation. Researchers ask how they can be better designed for patients.

    by Sandra Gordon

  • The Patient-Doctor Partnership

    As more cancer patients take an interest in the science of their care, it’s vital to establish good relationships with doctors.

    by Karon Warren

  • Exploring a New Frontier

    AACR patient advocate forum addresses developments in cancer early detection tests.

    by Thomas Celona

  • Policy Matters

    A Call to Eliminate Inequities

    The AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report highlights the progress being made toward cancer health equity and stresses the need to address this complex public health issue.

    by Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH

  • Cultural Competence in the Community

    Researchers describe their efforts to understand and improve cancer screening and treatment among underserved populations.

    by Kevin McLaughlin

  • Working Toward the End of Cancer Health Disparities

    AACR conference explores the science of cancer disparities and what needs to be done to improve cancer outcomes for all people.

    by Eric Fitzsimmons

  • Policy Matters

    A Groundbreaking Report on COVID-19 and Cancer

    The report released by the American Association for Cancer Research includes a Call to Action that offers a roadmap for policymakers to better prepare and respond to the next pandemic.

    by Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD

  • Policy Matters

    Patient Advocacy Is Driving Change

    Patient advocates strengthen every aspect of research, from funding innovative science and informing research design, to leading efforts on Capitol Hill to build support for research.

    by Carrie Treadwell, MBA

  • Survivor Profile

    Breaking Down Barriers

    Cancer researcher Vicky Forster draws from her own experience with childhood leukemia to emphasize patient voices in cancer research.

    by Bradley Jones