Survivor and Patient Advocacy Program

What Does Real Hope Mean to You?

Every day, real hope can help countless cancer patients, survivors and caregivers push through the difficult moments of a cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. Real hope might lead patients with few treatment options to try clinical trials, empower survivors to push through the anxiety surrounding an upcoming scan, and give caregivers the strength to stand by the side of a loved one who is suffering.

Whether it’s looking forward to an upcoming vacation, learning of a breakthrough in cancer research or one day becoming a grandparent, real hope can take on a different meaning in your cancer journey.

What does real hope mean to you?

Resources and Information

The AACR has a long-standing commitment to fostering partnerships with survivor advocates—and to fulfill its goal of significantly expanding these relationships.

Interested in speaking with people who have walked in your shoes? Search here for an extensive list of cancer support and patient advocacy organizations. Find organized lists of groups dedicated to specific types of cancer, government agencies and research institutes that can provide you with the latest in specific organ site research.

Get the answers for the most common questions faced by advocates, patients, and caregivers. Check out the "How To" series to learn about find financial aid, clinical trials, and much more.

Subscribe to the AACR publication for survivors, patients, and advocates. Cancer Today is the authoritative resource for cancer patients, survivors, and their family members and friends. In every issue, Cancer Today offers information and inspiration as you face the challenges of diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, or caregiving.‬