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AACI Urges Immediate Implementation of Defense Production Act

In a March 23 letter to President Donald Trump, AACI implored him to immediately invoke the Defense Production Act to marshal American manufacturing to forcefully confront the COVID-19 emergency.

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AACI Commentary


What AACI Cancer Centers Are Doing to Mitigate Risks

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Important announcement


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AACI and AACR’s annual visit to Capitol Hill, scheduled for Wednesday, May 13, has been postponed. 

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Early registration extended

12th Annual AACI CRI Meeting

AACI is closely monitoring developments pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety and security of our meeting attendees, exhibitors, and cancer center patients is our top priority. As of April 7, there is no plan to cancel or postpone the 12th Annual AACI CRI Meeting, July 7-9.  

Due to the evolving nature of this public health emergency, AACI has amended its meeting registration deadlines. 

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Save the Date

2020 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting

October 11-13, 2020
Kansas City

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Latest News

AACI Update
April 2020

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AACI Commentary: COVID-19 
March 2020

A 5-Point Pledge for Eradicating Cancer
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AACI Annual Report
2019 Report


Our Mission

Working Together to Find a Cure

The Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) comprises 100 premier academic and freestanding cancer research centers in the U.S. and Canada. AACI is dedicated to reducing the burden of cancer by enhancing the impact of North America’s leading academic cancer centers.



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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AACI Urges Immediate Implementation of Defense Production Act

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COVID-19 Concerns Prompt Meeting Changes

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AACI Announces Member Forum for COVID-19 Discussion

AACI Announces Member Forum for COVID-19 Discussion

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Meet the President

Roy A. Jensen, MD, has been the director of The University of Kansas Cancer Center since 2004. KU Cancer Center earned designation from the National Cancer Institute in 2012.

Dr. Jensen has lectured widely on the clinical and molecular aspects of breast cancer pathology. His research focuses on understanding the function of BRCA1 and BRCA2 and their role in breast and ovarian neoplasia; and on the characterization of premalignant breast disease.

A member of AACI's board of directors since 2013, Dr. Jensen began his term as president in October 2018. Under his leadership, AACI has developed a comprehensive Public Policy Resource Library

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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. Several of AACI's signature programs began as presidential initiatives.  

For his presidential initiative, Roy A. Jensen, MD, developed a comprehensive, cancer-specific library of model legislation and public policy resources. The AACI Public Policy Resource Library addresses issues ranging from state funding for cancer research to HPV vaccination and tobacco regulation.

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