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.
WICR Council acts as an advisory body to the AACR leadership on issues
of concern to women investigators and is also responsible for organizing
the activities of WICR through its committees. The council is made up
of 13 members who are elected to serve on the council for three-year
terms. The council elects a chairperson and approximately three new
council members annually.
are several opportunities for WICR members to contribute to fulfilling
the mission of WICR through committee service. WICR members are strongly
encouraged to share their knowledge and expertise by volunteering to:
- Develop annual meeting and special conference activities presented by WICR;
- Review award applications and select scholar award recipients;
and encourage distinguished women scientists to run for WICR Council
positions and other leadership positions throughout AACR; and
- Mentor early-career investigators during professional advancement activities.
AACR member, male or female, who supports the mission of Women in
Cancer Research is eligible for membership and is encouraged to join.
You may join Women in Cancer Research simply by completing a Women in
Cancer Research membership form.
Find current AACR-WICR members via the AACR Membership Directory (when selecting, make sure that the drop-down box for WICR equals YES).
Women in Cancer Research
American Association for Cancer Research
615 Chestnut Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404