AACI STATEMENT

Racism and Gun Violence Are Public Health Crises

AACI condemns racism, discrimination, and gun violence. We firmly believe that these intertwined issues must be confronted with a sense of urgency — just as we address cancer, COVID-19, and other crises that impact public health.

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14th Annual AACI CRI Meeting

Register today for the 14th Annual AACI CRI Annual Meeting, July 12-14, at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel, Rosemont, IL.

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2022 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting

Register today for the 2022 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting, October 2-4, at the InterContinental at the Plaza, Kansas City.

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Our Mission

Accelerating Progress Against Cancer

The Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) represents 104 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.

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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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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

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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Memorial Sloan Kettering Names Vickers New President and CEO

Memorial Sloan Kettering Names Vickers New President and CEO

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Reddy to Lead Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center

Reddy to Lead Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Ramos Named Director of the Louisiana Cancer Research Center

Ramos Named Director of the Louisiana Cancer Research 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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