​June is National Cancer Survivor Month

Please join the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in support of this awareness campaign celebrating those who have fought the disease and those who are currently in treatment. Thanks to spectacular advances in cancer research, more than 16.9 million people in the United States are cancer survivors who are living with, through, and beyond their disease.

Who is a cancer survivor? According to the National Cancer Institute, an individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis, through the balance of his or her life. Every survivorship experience is unique as they may face challenges during and after treatments. With survivorship research, adverse effects will be controlled, treated, and prevented.

What will you do to support cancer survivors?

You Can Contact A Member of Congress.

Share your concerns about funding, clinical trials barriers, and better treatments with your member of Congress. Reach out to your representative to make cancer research and survivorship research a national priority.

You Can Raise Awareness About Survivorship.

  • Tell a family member, friend, or stranger that June is National Cancer Survivor Month. Take a selfie, write a blog, or share social media post about your survivorship story and how you have benefited from cancer research. Tag AACR and use the hashtags #SurvivorsAdvocate and #CelebrateSurvivorship.

You Can Donate to Lifesaving Cancer Research.

  • The AACR is committed to helping prevent and cure all cancers. Your donation to lifesaving research propels the important work of the 42,000 AACR scientific members worldwide who are leading the global effort to defeat cancer. With every donation, 88 cents of every dollar raised goes to cancer research.
  • Take the patient advocacy and survivorship survey. AACR is interested in hearing from patients, survivors,caregivers, and advocates as we are developing programs and inititives to support the advocacy community. Your voice matters. Take this opportunity to share insights from your journey.

You Can Join the AACR Advocacy Community.