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AACI Calls for National COVID-19 Testing Strategy

In a letter to President Donald Trump, AACI urged the federal government to take the lead in deploying personal protective equipment to hospitals, establishing a consistent national COVID-19 testing strategy, and managing the COVID-19 testing supply chain.

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Important announcement

AACI/AACR Hill Day

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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12th Annual AACI CRI Meeting

The 12th Annual AACI CRI Annual Meeting will take place July 7-8 in a virtual format. Registration is free for AACI cancer center members and sustaining members.

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Save the Date

2020 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting

October 11-13, 2020
Kansas City
 

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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.

CRI

Clinical
Research

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

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

AACI Calls on Congressional Leadership to Prioritize Academic Cancer Centers in COVID-19 Legislation

AACI Calls on Congressional Leadership to Prioritize Academic Cancer Centers in COVID-19 Legislation

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CRI Meeting Moves to Two-Day Virtual Format

CRI Meeting Moves to Two-Day Virtual Format

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Moffitt Appoints Cleveland as New Center Director

Moffitt Appoints Cleveland as New Center Director

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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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