2021 AACI Holiday Message

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Thank You

2021 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting

Thank you to the more than 500 cancer center members and other colleagues who participated in the 2021 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting. Please save the date for next year's meeting, slated for October 2-4, 2022 at InterContinental at the Plaza, Kansas City. 

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13th Annual AACI CRI Meeting

Abstracts and Posters

The 2021 Abstracts and Posters Book features 62 abstracts from 27 cancer centers submitted for virtual presentation at the 13th Annual AACI CRI Meeting. 

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AACI Statement

Racism is a Public Health Crisis

AACI condemns racism, discrimination, and gun violence, and urges policymakers and other stakeholders to confront these issues as public health crises. Prompted by recent acts of violence against the Asian-American community, AACI continues to promote health equity and stand against systemic racism.

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Our Mission

Accelerating Progress Against Cancer

The Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) represents 103 premier academic and freestanding cancer centers in the United States and Canada. AACI is accelerating progress against cancer by empowering North America's leading cancer centers in their shared mission to alleviate suffering.



Acting as a network for research leaders, Clinical Research Innovation (CRI) promotes the efficient operation of clinical research facilities at AACI cancer centers.

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Public Policy


The AACI Government Relations Forum facilitates an improved understanding of policy issues as they pertain to cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship.

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Meetings & Events

Meetings & Events

AACI meetings bring cancer centers together to discover solutions to common challenges. AACI also shares event announcements as a benefit to members.
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Recent Headlines

2021 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting Highlights Equity, Diversity

2021 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting Highlights Equity, Diversity

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AACI Welcomes HOPA to Sustaining Members

AACI Welcomes HOPA to Sustaining Members

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Winer to Lead Yale Cancer Center

Winer to Lead Yale Cancer Center

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Meet the President

Caryn Lerman, PhD, is the director of University of Southern California (USC) Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles and the associate dean for cancer programs and the H. Leslie and Elaine S. Hoffman Professor in Cancer Research at Keck School of Medicine of USC. She joined the AACI Board of Directors in 2019 and was elected vice president/president-elect in 2020.

Dr. Lerman’s experience in cancer center leadership spans more than 20 years. Internationally recognized for cancer prevention research that bridges the fields of genomics, pharmacology, and population science, she has deep knowledge of multiple frameworks of cancer discovery and innovation from basic and translational/clinical science to population-based research and biotechnology. A major focus of her research is on biology-driven science to reduce cancer risk behaviors.

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Presidential Initiative

The AACI Presidential Initiative allows the president of AACI's Board of Directors to formalize a special project of broad interest and value to AACI members during their two-year term.

For her presidential initiative, Caryn Lerman, PhD, will focus on leadership development with an emphasis on diversity.

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